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Whit field At hlet ics Boasts Tr io of Cha mpionships
Everyone loves to see the underdog rise up and win the game. No one expects to see it happen three times in a single season.
By design, Whitfield is a small school. Naturally this limits the The Whitfield wrestling, dance and ice hockey teams all earned
pool of potential athletes. After the 2007-2008 winter athletic Missouri State Championships. After such an amazing year,
season, however, the Whitfield Warriors have proven that the only thing Whitfield may have lost is its underdog status.
through excellent coaching, teamwork and individual talent, Across St. Louis and across the state, the name Whitfield is now
their small school is an athletic powerhouse. synonymous with Champion.
amps State Wre
e Team State Ch Wickenheiser Cup Champs stling Cha m
1A Division Da nc ps
Dance cont. on p. 11 Ice Hockey cont. on p. 12 Wrestling cont. on p. 12
Whitfield School is a small, college-pre-
paratory learning community that fosters
excellent habits of mind, productive GO!
SK I R ACER!
social skills, and personal integrity in an
Dear alumni, parents and friends, innovative, student-centered environment.
What a great day it was this month when Whitfield School hung the three newest State Our core values are:
Success of every student in
Championship banners in Cady Athletic Center. Boys’ soccer, wrestling, dance and ice
hockey each brought home this honor in the 2007-2008 school year. The cover story of academics, arts, activities and athletics.
this spring issue of Insights describes the success of our winter season athletes, and we Ethical behavior of the members
share their stories with great pride. of our community.
Intellectual, ethnic, religious
As a major athletic competitor among independent schools, Whitfield’s emergence has and social diversity.
been relatively recent. In fact, only 14 years ago our baseball boys won the School’s first
State Championship. There is a quote on the plaque dedicated to Jim Costello, a Whitfield Individual and collaborative
engagement and achievement.
School basketball coach who passed away in 1992, that reads, “Whitfield School is not a school that is arriving; it has
arrived.” That was true back then, and even more so today. Learning as a lifelong process.
At Whitfield School we are not only competing, we are winning in athletics and in other arenas. With just over 300 boys
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 2007-2008
and girls in our high school, I think we often play and perform as though we have something to prove; maybe it’s our elsey Spidle ’09 and the
smaller size or our relative youth, no matter. Our spirit, our fire to do better, to be better, to grow, to learn and to push Scott B. McCuaig (Chairman), recently completed University of
makes our school a stand-out in a town with many very good schools. Suzie K. Andrews (Vice Chairman), another very successful New Mexico were represented and
Wayne L. Smith II (Treasurer),
Philip B. Cady Jr. ’70 (Secretary), alpine ski racing season, which Kelsey appreciated the opportunity
Whitfield School’s rise to prominence is a story I tell often and it never gets old because it is a tale of miraculous success. Anne Chao, Gerri Clifton, John W. Eaves, will hopefully position her for to compete against athletes from
In the last 25 years, Whitfield has arisen as a school of prominence in one of the toughest private school markets in the Janice Grant, Randy Green, Mary B. Howe, acceptance into an NCAA school schools for which she would
country. Our program, facility, student body and faculty have grown in size and even more in quality. Mike Hughes , Donald A. Jubel, after she graduates. someday like to race.
Sally B. Key ’73, Mark H. Krieger,
As always, a strong and steady trajectory of academic excellence underlies the other indicators that serve as “dashboard” Edward L. Monser, Thomas W. Neary, After 10 events, Kelsey advanced She competed in four events, two
Beth Bradbury Pollnow ’90,
readings for the health of our school. Our culture of giving, the growth of the Endowment, outstanding admission to the Select International Ski slalom and two giant slalom events.
Steven C. Roberts, Susie von Gontard,
numbers, and our continued athletic successes demonstrate that as the Whitfield story unfolds, we are moving in the Jeffrey O. Woodard Federation (FIS) Mid American Each event consisted of two runs
right direction. Championships in Lutsen, Minn., down the course; the giant slalom
Bruno B. Schmitter
on March 13 through 16. This event course had 60 gates over a course
(Honorary Lifetime Member)
As one current father proudly hosted top junior racers ages 15 nearly a mile long; the slalom course
Mark J. Anderson (Ex-officio) through 25 from all over the US and was shorter, but involved 708 gates.
told me after our recent
Awards Assembly, “Whitfield many foreign countries.
CONTRIBUTORS to INSIGHTS: Kelsey, up against the best junior
School is simply the best
The competition included 95 female racers in the US as well as athletes in
school – period.” Mark J. Anderson, President
Laura J. Boeker, Communications athletes from the US, Austria, the 18-22 year old range in college,
Well said, and I could not Coordinator Canada, New Zealand, Australia and did very well, finishing 74th and
Kelly Edwards, Annual Fund Norway. Half of the competitors 62nd in the two slalom races and
agree with him more. Until and Auction Coordinator
everybody in our town learns were college students skiing at the 60th and 58th in the two giant
Nils Hinshaw, Photographer
this, we will be more than NCAA and club levels. College slalom races. She was clocked at
Melissa Irvin, Publications Coordinator
happy to play the role of Gene Krebs, Photographer teams from Dartmouth, University over 48 miles per hour on the giant
spoiler, underdog, dark horse, Becky Marsh, Director of Advancement of Colorado, University of Montana slalom course.
Ed White, Advancement Associate
the hidden gem on
Mason Road – and, oh Questions or comments
yes, champion. should be addressed to:
Laura Boeker, Editor,
Meeting w ith
All the best,
175 South Mason Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Mark J. Anderson
Visit Whitfield School’s Web site:
www.whitfieldschool.org O n February 1, Max Pepose ’13
received a rare opportunity
as he met Presidential Candidate
President Whitfield School is an independent,
coeducational, college-preparatory Senator John McCain and his wife
day school for grades 6–12. Whitfield seeks at a reception prior to a rally held
to maintain a student body in Chesterfield. Before the meeting,
diverse in geographic, economic, Max had studied Senator McCain’s
racial and religious backgrounds. positions, but was glad that he wasn’t
It does not discriminate on the basis
of race, religion or color in administering
quizzed on them!
its academic policies, admissions policies,
athletic policies, financial aid program
2 or other school activities. 3
A Wish C ome True EN GA R DE!
F encing is one of
Young A r tists Ear n A cceptance Giving Back
Pa y s B a c k
L iadan Gunter ’09, team Missouri’s Byrd Settlement the fastest growing
S everal Whitfield artists recently submitted works of art to the
captain, along with her Society, 12 guests and seven sports in the country, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Young Artists’ Showcase. The show, held at ulane University
sister, Ciara ’11, participated in seniors participated in the team but one Whitfield the St. Louis Artists’ Guild located at the corner of Clayton and Big Bend, has awarded
the “Share the Power of a Wish” walk. Several team members sophomore certainly was on display from Sunday, March 16, through Saturday, May 3. senior Sam
team, which walked in the 3rd (big and small) enjoyed having knows how to keep up St. Louis artists between the ages of 15 and 21 were invited to enter Stephens a Tulane
annual Walk-for-Wishes family Ciara and Liadan their faces painted and enjoyed with the competition. the show and competed for a $500 Emerson scholarship and University Community
paint their faces Shortly before Spring
fun walk on February 16. in support of the
posing for pictures with approximately $1,600 in cash and certificates. The competition was Service Scholarship.
With 30 participants from Walk for Wishes. mascots. Jessica, a Lucky Wish Break, Alec Slavin, a open to all media and all artwork was to be original and executed The Tulane scholarship selection
around the state of Missouri, the Child, had her wish come true member of Gateway solely by the competing artist. committee restricted awarding of
team raised $616 for the Make-A-Wish and will be visiting Hawaii with her Fencing Academy in the Community Service Scholarship
foundation and Liadan’s Missouri family where she hopes to ride a horse St. Louis, competed in This year, Whitfield had 19 acceptances and one award. The following
to only the top 30 members of the
State Society Children of the American on the beach. the North American Cup Whitfield students had their work accepted:
incoming class. The total financial
Revolution State President’s Project. fencing competition award is for $60,000 over four years.
The team walked for a great cause, 12TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 10TH GRADE
To date, Liadan has raised over $5,354 in Chicago where he
for her State Project, a year-long project helped raise money and had a won a national medal, Teddy Dozier Andy Bauer Becca Berg The scholarship committee was
that concluded in April 2008. great time! finishing in the Top 8 for Anna Drapekin Erin Clements Mark Cacciatore* particularly impressed by Sam’s
Division II Men’s Foil. In Alix Grant Stefan Entler Kitty Merwin diverse interests and dedication
Seven members of St. Louis’ Alexander On the net: http://www.rootsweb.com/~moscar/ Mitch Halbrook Julia Feldman Michael Moeser
June, Alec will head to to service, most evident in his
McNair Society, four members of Jackson, projects/stateproject2007.html Shahriyar Majidi Natalie Franz Melissa Sherrod
Houston with his coach continued commitment to the world
and teammates to begin Mackenzie Scully Jessica Smasal of music through
training with the French Evan Wilson Alexis Varvares programs such as
G reen’s Tessa Takes Top Dog national men’s foil team
for Summer Nationals in
* Prizes were awarded at an opening reception for all exhibiting artists
and their families on Sunday, March 16. Mark Cacciatore was awarded
“Hear Say,” a Whitfield
event Sam helped to
organize and “Rock
F reshman Hannah Green achieved her second win as a Junior Handler at San Jose, Calif., where a $100 Marion Scott Memorial Prize for “Watercolor” and was honored
the Belleville, Ill., dog show on March 2. The Junior Handler program is an he will compete in July. at the opening reception. School,” where Sam
American Kennel Club (AKC) program for youths, ages 7 through 18. gave guitar lessons to
students as young as
Pictured here is Hannah and the six years old for a number of years.
Photo courtesy of Downey Photography
judge along with her dog, Tessa,
after her win. Hannah also shows Tessa TECHNO TALENT Sam also volunteered in New Orleans
last year devoting his Spring Break to
in AKC conformation class where she has ast summer, junior Zack Markow utilized his help build the Musicians’ Village in
achieved several wins as well. Dog shows, technological talents to make an impact at Washington the devastated lower Ninth Ward of
or “conformation” events, are the signature University’s Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values. New Orleans.
events of the AKC. They concentrate on the Originally hired as a volunteer as part of his community service,
distinctive features of purebred dogs and help Alec (at right) wearing As a Community Service Scholarship
his medal with his coach, Zack quickly accepted increasing responsibility until his initiative, skill set
to preserve these characteristics by providing recipient, Sam will have the
Hossam Hassan (at left), and work ethic were all recognized by his superiors. His organizational,
a forum at which to evaluate breeding stock. Head Coach of Gateway opportunity to take part in a variety
Fencing Academy. communication and presentation skills, in addition to his ability to research
of community service projects both
and write, were prominent enough that Dr. Ira Kodner, director of the
on and off campus through Outreach
Center, utilized Zack’s talents to help organize, design and implement an
Tulane, one of the largest student-led
“Ethics Community Portal” on the American College of Surgeons Web site.
Students Play A Talented Tune Zack’s extracurricular and leadership experiences as editor-in-chief of
community service events in the
S everal Whitfield students earned
top honors this semester for
their musical talents. On Saturday,
Eric Williams ’08 (voice), thus
qualified for the State Music Festival
held at the University of Missouri -
the Aeneid at Whitfield helped him with content, site management and
editing decisions. Zack spent many additional hours above and beyond
his original time commitment working with the director to develop the full
To maintain the scholarship, Sam
will be required to complete a
minimum of 50 hours of community
March 8, 15 students participated Columbia on April 26. proposal and was included in the conference call where the concept was
Eric Williams, Zack Markow, service each semester and participate
in the District Music Solo Festival Morgan Bosman and Shane Carr. officially outlined.
At the State Music Festival, Zack in two university-wide community
held at Florissant Valley Community
earned a Superior – One rating, Eric Zack helped bring to fruition an idea the director had on service activities. In addition, he
College. Six of those students piano accompanist. Judges rate the
earned a One Rating, Morgan earned a “back burner wish list.” He helped to make it not only must maintain a 2.7 cumulative
earned Excellent - Two ratings while individuals on a one to five scale and
an Excellent – Two rating and Shane user-friendly, but, as Zack explains, “surgeon friendly.” grade point average, continuous
four students earned Superior - a One rating is considered Superior,
earned a Two rating. enrollment as a full-time student
One ratings. These four students, while a Two rating is regarded This experience is only one of many that highlights in an undergraduate program of
Morgan Bosman ’11 (flute), as Excellent. Both ratings earned Zack’s go-the-distance nature. Zack has been asked to
The students spent two months study, and receive no honor or
Shane Carr ’09 (alto saxophone), medals for the students. return this upcoming summer.
prior to Districts preparing their disciplinary violations.
Zack Markow ’09 (flute) and solo piece and rehearsing with a
The Rhythm is Gonna Get You
Through the Looking Glass
tudents in Cipriano Guatemala, is a Latin dance
Casado’s Spanish instructor in St. Louis and ara Ringe’s Senior media literacy class worked look of the pieces;
class recently studied joined his class for two hard this semester to capture the true essence photographers planned
a unit on the African cultural weeks in the winter to of Whitfield and then accurately portray the and took photos to
influence in the Hispanic teach students the basics of School in a unique and exciting advertising campaign. highlight Whitfield in
Caribbean, which includes the most popular dances in all seasons; and videographers
Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Latin America today. Presented in an exhibition to faculty, staff, family and captured interviews and footage of sports
Republic, and the coasts of friends, the students’ project included a mock-promotional teams, students and classes.
Colombia and Venezuela. They “Eileen is not only a video along with mock brochures (pictured) and a mock
learned that percussion and fantastic dancer, but TV spot. The class was divided into several groups to The project stemmed from the students’ desire to design
dance were brought by African more importantly a great accomplish this project: copywriters created the text and an ad campaign for Whitfield, a place they’ve considered
slaves into the Caribbean teacher, who knows messages; art directors created the graphics and overall their home-away-from-home for the past six years.
where most of the Latin how to work with kids,”
Ricki Diamond ’09 and dances such as Merengue, said Cipriano Casado. Students learn dance steps
Grant Hammack ’08. “Students love her, and from Eileen Franco (far left).
Plena, Rumba, Cumbia, Cha
Cha, Mambo and a version of Salsa originated. Percussion they all were willing
from Africa is key to rhythm and dance, and the reason to learn from the beginning. The kids seemed to love Do you have a story iDea for
that many Latin people dance is due to African influence Merengue (from Dominican Republic) the most.” an upcoming issue of insights?
on their cultures. We’d like to hear it! To submit your story ideas,
The culmination of the project came when a group of
contact Insights Editor Laura Boeker at
Students learned the origins of different Latin dances, 12 kids performed two dances during Morning Assembly
the instruments with which this music is played, and on Valentine’s Day. Furthermore, as part of the seniors’
(phone), 314-434-6193 (fax) or mail to:
how to dance Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha and final exam, a group of nine seniors were asked to perform
Regaton. Eileen Franco, a friend of Cipriano Casado’s from dances they had learned.
c/o Whitfield School
175 South Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Math Honors Add Up
O H I T F I EL D
ver 60 students in the
9th through 12th grades
participated in the American
(AMC) on Wednesday,
February 27, and 21 students
in grades 7 and 8 participated A GiAnT Piece of HiSToRY
in the AMC in November.
The American Mathematics
Competition is an exam T his semester, members of the Social Justice Club
teamed up with the social studies department to
develop a unique idea commemorating February as
designed to spur interest in
Black History Month. A larger-than-life exhibit called
mathematics and develop
problem-solving abilities through the excitement of The choice is Yours “On the Shoulders of Giants” was displayed in Whitfield’s
Intellectual Commons to celebrate blacks with great
friendly competition in a timed format. Students who sit
for this exam are challenged to solve problems that are
new, different, and “outside the box.” The problems are
S tudents in Mrs. Linihan’s 6th grade class recently
read a novel by Jill Rubalcaba called “The Wadjet
Eye,” which set the stage for an interesting classroom
achievements in United States history.
Originally created and exhibited several years ago
INQUIRE – EXPLORE – IMAGINE – EXCEL
difficult, but designed to be within reach. We are now offering an all new summer experience at
project. Students used this novel as the basis for creating by Mike McGlew and the social studies department,
this display was revived due to its grand stature and
Whitfield School! In addition to our sports and day
Three of Whitfield’s math awards, the AMC 8, the AMC their very own Choose Your Own Adventure® stories
using PowerPoint. Written from a second-person point educational nature. This year, biographies accompanying camps, we offer a variety of classes for students
10, and the AMC 12 are given in May at Whitfield’s annual
of view, Choose Your Own Adventure stories allow the photos were updated and displayed without the ages five to adult!
Awards Assembly. They are awarded to the students who
achieved the highest score in the school. reader to assume the role of the protagonist and make individuals’ names in order to incorporate a contest. Call for more information about our
choices that determine the plot and its outcome. The Students and teachers guessed the names of the newly expanded summer program.
The problems on these exams can be extremely students then sent their finished stories to a group historical figures while learning interesting facts. Each
challenging, and participating in the exam is a testament of Polish students with whom they have a network of these individuals left powerful legacies in the history Contact Nancy Sokolik, 314-434-5141, ext. 1389,
to the dedication of these math students. exchange this year. of the United States. or e-mail email@example.com.
W hitfield Seniors Say Goodbye to classes
cAnstruction Zone! Hadley Graham ’09, Jason Ott ’09,
D.A.R.E. Officer Dan Dunn and Sydne
Stacker ’09 at Chesterfield Day School. n Friday, April 11, the Whitfield
T hroughout April, students of
all grades at Whitfield School
seniors in the accelerated physics
class wrapped up their year by for the Troops
participating in a projectile motion project on hitfield students of all
participated in a canned food collection
Whitfield School’s lacrosse field. This annual ages, along with several
and CANstruction project to assist
project, titled “Revenge is a Dish Best Served Whitfield parents, spent a
Operation Food Search of St. Louis. Harold Barker gives instructions
Cold,” encourages students to collaborate Saturday in January working
This year, over 19,000 cans were not before the balloons are launched.
in creating and building water balloon in the Celebrity Kitchens in
only collected, but also used to create
Just Say no!
launchers called trebuchets to launch water Olivette. Led by a professional
various sculptures throughout the school
Seniors pose with their balloons at specific targets standing 30 meters away, including chef, the students and parents
including a castle, a boat and an igloo. winning structure. several Whitfield teachers and members of the staff. made peanut brittle, which
In order to build their final structures,
students from each grade worked in groups to prepare a design plan for their
T his semester, as part of the
D.A.R.E. drug education
program, several Whitfield juniors
After witnessing the water soaking events, the seniors moved
into the IC where Jane Piper Gleason ’70 shared words of
was then shipped to American
troops in Iraq for their
projects, collect canned goods and assemble the structures. The finished enjoyment on Valentine’s Day.
visited two local primary schools wisdom with the class of 2008. Traditionally, seniors gather in
products were then judged before the cans were picked up by Operation
to talk to sixth grade students Piper Courtyard named in memory of Jane’s mother, Marion
Food search in mid-April. The senior class, having collected 2000 cans of Jane Piper
about making healthy choices Gleason ’70 Piper, who was also a former Whitfield Board Trustee and
food, received a First-Place honor for their boat structure.
as a teenager. In January, Hadley dedicated friend of the School. However, this year’s festivities
Each month, Operation Food Search (OFS) distributes more than 1.5 million Graham, Jason Ott and Sydne were moved indoors due to inclement weather, and seniors gathered around the
pounds of food and household items to more than 250 community partner Stacker visited Chesterfield Day windows as the courtyard fountains were turned on, symbolizing the end of their
agencies that in turn feed 100,000 people every single month. Nearly half School, and in April, Hadley classes and the beginning of spring.
the recipients are children. The OFS service area includes 30 Illinois and and Jason visited Chesterfield
Elementary School and were After enjoying lunch, the entire Whitfield student body, faculty members and
Missouri counties surrounding the City of St. Louis. Food drives, which are an
joined by Ryan Mango. staff gathered in Woods Hall for Senior Assembly. Senior Assembly is an annual
important source of food for Operation Food Search, generate much-needed
tradition and is the final opportunity for seniors to gather together as a class with
canned food, dry goods and personal care items.
Invited by D.A.R.E. Officer Dan the school prior to Commencement. The School celebrated the class as a part
Dunn of the Chesterfield Police of the Whitfield community and congratulated the students for being positive
Department, Hadley, Jason, Sydne leaders and members of the student body.
The Big Adventure
and Ryan sent a clear and strong
message to the sixth graders, Senior Assembly began with speeches from Fran Knechel and Todd Gienke,
emphasizing the importance the two teachers chosen by the senior class to speak. Each senior was then
introduced to the student assembly and their Senior Quest placements and
W of making healthy choices
hitfield School A note from Army soldier
college plans were announced. The assembly ended with a viewing of the Steve Fara who received
celebrated Sibling when confronted with difficult peanut brittle.
Day on Tuesday, April 22, situations. The students pointed senior video.
with carnival-style fun for all out that their involvement in
ages. Students invited their sports and other school activities,
siblings, ranging from grades combined with their strong
K-8, to visit Whitfield and relationships with their families W hitfield fathers and Students Hear Voice of the St. Louis cardinals
enjoy an afternoon of carnival have given them the confidence to
Students enjoy the craft table at Sibling Day. skill games, inflatable play say NO to drugs and alcohol. John Rooney Speaks at Annual father-Student Dinner
structures, a Velcro wall, n Monday, February 4, over 350 guests attended
Hadley, Jason, Sydne and Ryan
candy art and temporary Whitfield School’s annual Father-Student Dinner
did a phenomenal job discussing
tattoos. Over 20 parent at the Marriott Hotel in west St. Louis County.
an important topic and relaying
volunteers helped manage Many fathers accompanied their sons and daughters, but
a vital message to the sixth
games plus serve popcorn family friends and grandparents also helped make the
and lemonade. Students evening special. John Rooney, the Voice of the St. Louis
and their siblings had the Elizabeth Darrell ’13 John Londoff, John Rooney and
Sophie ’12, Tessa ’15 and Alex ’10 Varvares. Cardinals, attended the event as this year’s guest speaker. with father Mark.
opportunity to have their Mark Anderson.
pictures taken and were John Rooney is about to begin his third year of
able to trade in their broadcasting St. Louis Cardinals baseball games with partner
carnival tickets for prizes Mike Shannon. Rooney, who is a Richmond, Mo., native, spent
at the prize tent. Every 18 years with the Chicago White Sox before coming to St. Louis.
sibling who attended Interestingly, Rooney called his first major league game in 1983
also received a Whitfield Ryan Mango ’09, Jason Ott ’09 with Mike Shannon and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jack Buck
T-shirt to commemorate and Hadley Graham ’09 at during a three-game series between the Cardinals and host
Maurice ’10 Burns Chesterfield Elementary School.
with brother Emily Bell ’08 with sister the day. Cincinnati Reds. Eric ’12, Ray and Amanda ’12, Chris and
Maxwell. Olivia Hunter-Bell. Alex ’14 Van de Riet. Anna ’13 Goodson.
W inTeR SPoRTS W R AP UP CHEErLEADING
Dance cont. from p. 1
The cheerleading season
GIrLS’ BASKETBALL began with a fresh start
t h i s y e a r. T h e t e a m
Whitfield’s Girls’ Varsity we lcom e d t wo n ew
Head Coach Melanie Marcy coaches to the program,
was on her game this year. Michelle Librach and
Assuming the role as head Janet Cassarino who were also new to Whitfield. In addition
coach mid-season may have to new coaches, the team also started from scratch with
seemed daunting to some, a total of thirteen girls, including six freshmen who were
BOYS’ BASKETBALL but Coach Marcy took the transition in stride as she witnessed great willing to step up and take on the roles of experienced
improvement in the team’s ability to adjust to change the team. cheerleaders. The team was led by captains Kate Hefler ’08
The 2007-2008 Whitfield Warriors boys’ Whitfield’s varsity basketball girls started the season knowing they and Sami Wielansky ’08.
basketball team exploded onto the basketball had all the tools to be successful. They were well-conditioned, had
scene by defeating 5A ranked opponents a lot of heart, intensity and the drive and will to win. When several During the season, the team learned two different routines:
Gateway Tech and DeSmet. In addition to key players were lost to knee injuries along with team illnesses, one for Bonfire and one for the winter season. Within these
these fine wins, this team earned the title the team managed the difficult times, persevering through routines, the girls mastered cheer-dances, jumps and two
of champions of the Whitfield Warrior and them together. brand new stunts. One of the team goals for the season
Hancock Tournaments and finished with an was to increase the overall difficulty of the stunts and to
“We started off the year with the word ‘domination’ as our team have multiple stunt groups that could perform them. This
overall winning record of 14-12.
goal,” said Coach Marcy. “We wanted to come out every game and was accomplished as seen through the girls’ performances
“We like to create a competitive schedule so dominate the defensive end and the defensive glass. We had a strong at basketball games and pep rally events.
our players are tested at every game,” said start, but as the girls realized that things don’t always go as planned,
Coach Potsou. “Therefore, this team was we started a new team statement and really pushed to achieve it Some individual accomplishments for the season included
tested nightly as 14 of the 26 games this as a team: ‘Overcome Adversity.’ Our team had been through so tumbling skills, flexibility, motions and overall spirit, which
year were decided by six or fewer points.” much, from major illnesses and injuries, to losing their head coach in turn helped the squad become more cohesive and
mid-season. They really had to step up and be mentally tough.” more family-like. In order to continue working on these
In addition to a good season, two players skills, the cheerleading squad has started a relationship
were recognized by the Missouri Basketball Led by captains Jayce Reese ’08 who played four years on varsity, with Team Central Gymnastics where the girls utilize
Coaches Association and other media. was a three-year starter and two-time team captain, and Destini facilities and coaching staff to improve their tumbling and
Julian Johnson ’10 was selected to the 3A Wilson ’09 who was a three-year starter, the team finished the stunting skills.
All-State team and the All-Metro Honorable season with a record of 14-8.
Mention Team. Julian is currently ranked 11 Both coaches are extremely proud of how well the girls
The team’s record was the same as last year, but, due to games came together over the season. Although the team started
in career scoring with 871 points and six in
canceled by snow, they missed out on three potential wins, which out rough with many changes, they were able to take on
career rebounds with 401. Shaun Vaid ’08
could have put them above last year’s win total. Overall, the the challenges thrown at them. It was great to see such a
was selected to the MBCA Academic
team’s defensive strategy kept their opponents to an average of wide range of ages, experiences and abilities come together
36.5 points per game. Despite eight losses, the girls fought hard to form one group that really knew how to shine. This
Individual records were also set this season. in each competition. was definitely a memorable season for the team and for
Julian Johnson finished with 475 points and the coaches.
Coach Marcy said, “I was also very proud of the way we headed
is tied for 8th with most points in a season.
into Districts and came out with an impressive win over Lutheran
Julian is also currently ranked 11 in career
North and then almost pulled out the upset over Cardinal Ritter.”
scoring with 871 points and six in career GIrL S BASKETBALL cont. from p. 10
rebounds with 401, while Stephen Wright Destini Wilson and Tyler Ituen ’10 were named 1st Team All-
’08 cracked into the Whitfield basketball Conference, Sydne Stacker ’09 and Becky Esrock ’09 were named came very close to advancing to the District final, but fell
record books by finishing 7th in career 2nd Team, and Jayce Reese and Sara Beuckman ’10 were named short of this goal in the last few minutes.
rebounds with 327. Honorable Mention. Overall, the team finished third in the
The team will say goodbye to three seniors this year:
conference behind Westminster and Notre Dame. Furthermore,
The team will say goodbye to three seniors Jayce Reese, Liza Baskir and Catherine Polk, thus losing
Tyler Ituen was named 1st Team All-Tournament at the Queen of
this year: Christian Roberts and Shaun Vaid, the team’s point guard leader and student-athletes who,
Hearts tournament, and Destini Wilson was named the 1st Team
who will both attend George Washington according to Coach Marcy, were tremendous role models
University, and Stephen Wright, who will that showed heart, loyalty and dedication to the program.
attend Southern Methodist University. Some other team accomplishments included defeating Lutheran
Each of these outstanding athletes will “I most definitely feel that they have passed on that legacy
North, a tough rival, in two out of three meetings, and playing in
be greatly missed by their coaches and to their teammates, but they will truly be missed,” said
close competitions against Notre Dame and New Haven. They also
fellow teammates. Coach Marcy.
GIrL S BASKETBALL cont. on p. 11
Wrestling cont. from p. 1
Additional honors from the Missouri Wrestling Association and the
W hat Are You Afraid of ?
St. Louis Wrestling Officials Association include the following:
Class 1 District 1 Wrestler of the Year
S tudents in Cara Foster’s
photography class were given
the opportunity this semester to
After the image depictions were
completed, the classes held a
group critique and discussed
RYAN MANGO display unique fears and phobias the images on the basis of technical
using the art of photography during competence, aesthetic issues and
Class 1 Freshman of the Year AUTOMATONOPHOBIA - Fear of a
a project called the Phobia Project. visual communication of the Ventriloquist’s Dummy - Erin Clements
After being provided with a list of chosen phobia.
Class 1 Sophomore of the Year hundreds of medically documented
phobias, the class held a discussion The students did not choose
of what constitutes a phobia and personal phobias, but rather phobias
Class 1 Junior of the Year then selected three phobias each to they found humorous, interesting or
JASON OTT visually illustrate. easy to visually illustrate.
Class 1 Seniors of the Year After choosing three phobias, each Some of the most interesting
student was required to brainstorm highlights of the project, according
AUSTIN SMITH RYAN JONES
until they had several concepts for to Cara Foster, included watching a
President’s Award for Excellence each phobia and, once they selected student photographer smear peanut
RYAN MANGO CONOR HOVIS their concept for their final image/ butter on another student’s face and PHOTOPHOBIA - Fear of Light - Teddy Dozier
images, they began photographing. then watching the peanut butter
All-St. Louis Team With several weeks to arrange for melt under the studio lighting!
RYAN MANGO CONOR HOVIS JASON OTT models, lighting, props, etc., some “During an admission tour that Ellie
students took their photographs
All Metro 1st Team Svenson was conducting, we were
digitally allowing time for the use
RYAN MANGO CONOR HOVIS JASON OTT photographing the Fear of Being
of Photoshop to enhance and alter Bound or Tied in the Mac Lab,” said
All Metro 2nd Team their images, while others used Cara Foster. “As the tour came by,
AUSTIN SMITH RYAN JONES straight photography with no digital one of the students was lying on the
alterations. A few students even floor in handcuffs with duct tape
All Metro, Honorable Mention chose to work with film rather than across her mouth. Another student
MIKE KISSELL using a digital medium. ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA - Fear of Peanut
Afraid of cont. on p. 14 Butter Sticking to the Roof of Your Mouth -
ATHLeTe of Hockey cont. from p. 1
THe W eeK Heroic Hijinks
W hitfield School honors varsity athletes
in grades 9-12 with the weekly
Athlete of the Week award. This honor is
G roups of super teens with super skills gather
monthly to discuss ways to solve the problems of
the world. Their fearless leader, Super Teen #1, a.k.a. #1,
given based on an athlete’s performance leads meetings in the group’s headquarters in a secret
during the previous week. Nominations are location so as to avoid being detected by enemies or the
made by varsity coaches, and the athletics general public. At each meeting, #1 ensures that
committee chooses a recipient who is his fellow super teens are using their super The cast and crew of the lower school play.
then recognized at Morning Assembly and powers to the best of their abilities.
presented with a specially designed T-shirt. a decision to make: could they change the
However, at one particular meeting on
ex-super teens back to the side of good or was
To learn about past Athletes of the Week, Halloween night, the super teens gathered
this new organization to be feared?
please visit www.whitfieldschool.org and for an emergency meeting. A very important
click on Athlete of the Week under the night to teens everywhere, these super teens “I had a great time writing and directing this
Athletics tab. Previous award recipients were feeling great discontent at having to meet play,” said Keith Borzillo. “I have the luxury of
can be found in the archive section. on Halloween, but the crisis at hand could not wait; knowing my students and can therefore cater to their
a group of ex-super teens gone bad had formed an
organization of their own and the super teens had Heroic Hijinks cont. on p. 14
ViVA WHiTfieLD AT fieSTA TiMe!
n Saturday, April 12, it was off to one of Mexico’s finest parties,
compliments of Whitfield School, at Montage ’08 – Fiesta Time.
More than 300 parents, alumni, family members, teachers and friends
enjoyed hours of fun, food and Mariachi music. This year’s co-chairs, Mimi
Hammack (Alexandra ’06, Grant ’08, Curran ’11), Lynn Wright (Matthew ’05,
Stephen ’08) and Carla Freund (John ’06, Andrew ’08), helped guests enjoy
the sound, culture, taste and shopping of Mexico to ensure the evening of
Montage ’08 was a success.
Guests enjoyed the fun in casual gourmet food stations opened at
yet colorful fiesta attire, where they 6:30 p.m. with a variety of unique Montage ’08 Decorating Chair
discovered two gyms full of Silent food options. Carla Freund along with Montage ’08
Co-Chairs Mimi Hammack and
Auction items, Sign-Up parties and Lynn Wright get ready to draw the
Throughout the evening, guests
THe W iZ ARD of oZ
gourmet food stations. lucky raffle winner.
purchased chances to play “Heads or
“We offer such a wide and unique
variety of items that appeal to
AN WHITFIELD STUDENTS all members of the Whitfield
REALLY FLY? This spring, community, including parents,
with a little help from the students, families and friends,” said
professionals, they took off for the Lynn Wright, Montage co-chair. “Our
land of Oz as Whitfield’s Director guests come to bid on items and to
of Productions Amy Allen Cano have fun, but mostly they come to
coordinated a spectacular Spring support our school.”
Musical. “The Wizard of Oz” was Guests play “Heads or Tail,” an addition Connie Williams with
one of Whitfield’s biggest and to the Live Auction. Tom & Julie Nelson.
intelligence and passion into
most involved productions in the
this musical, working together
School’s history. Top area creative Tails.” The winner of this new game, Montage could not be successful
behind the scenes and on singing. Furthermore, for the
professionals, including a national played during the Live Auction, without the commitment of so
the stage to make sure each first time this year, assigned
special effects company called ZFX received a 42” plasma screen TV. Big many volunteers. “Our parent
performance ran smoothly. seating was available to
who also produced the special effects Live Auction sellers this year included volunteers give their all to make
for “Wicked,” were hired to work with “Our students are amazing,” said a private villa retreat in Tuscany, an Montage a wonderful success,”
the students. The same individuals Amy. “I trusted them so much The excitement about “The Wizard Cady Athletic Center was made festive instant wine cellar, a trip to Cozumel, said Mimi Hammack, Montage
who flew Cathy Rigby in “Peter Pan” behind the scenes that I never once of Oz” went beyond the walls of south-of-the-border style for the event. co-chair. “They are committed,
Mexico, and a vacation house in
extensively trained the cast and crew worried about the cast members Whitfield; Fox 2’s Tim Ezell visited Steamboat Springs, Colo. hard working, and the heart of this
teaching them how to ‘fly.’ flying. I knew they would do an campus and did a live broadcast Cady Athletic Center was event and this school.”
excellent job and they did.” from Woods Hall during the Fox transformed into a Mexican At the end of the Live Auction, all
This wasn’t the first spectacular fiesta with displays of sombreros, eyes focused on the big screen Montage ’08 was a fabulous success,
Morning Show. Students from the
production Whitfield’s theater This production had all the pieces mariachis, piñatas, colorful flowers, near the front of the gym where raising over $200,000. These results
cast and crew of “The Wizard of Oz”
department had displayed, but it was necessary to form a complete and banners and lights strewn a video showed highlights from will be applied to Whitfield’s Annual
were on hand to talk with Tim and
one of the most involved. Whitfield package: an extensive set, talented from the ceiling. The practice gym this year. Applause could be heard Fund, which supports the School’s
to show off their flying and theatrical
students poured their hearts, drive, actors, lighting, choreography and boasted additional Silent Auction throughout, and afterwards, auction academic, art, athletic and financial
skills on live TV.
tables, which included nearly 500 guests raised their paddles once aid programs.
items in various categories such again to pledge over $47,000 in
Thank you to the auction committee,
as Dining Out, Spend a Day With, support of Whitfield’s Annual Fund.
Afraid of cont. from p. 13 Heroic Hijinks cont. from p. 13 Out & About, Jewelry, Sports, Party
guests, bidders and volunteers.
asked classmates for strengths and camouflage their weaknesses when I write plays like this. Pieces, Pampering, It’s a Guy Thing, Even if you were not able to attend the auction, it’s not too late to get in on the
old dolls she could I think the kids did a great job and I really appreciate the risk they take Home & Garden, Let’s Shop and action and participate. If you would like make a donation to Whitfield’s Annual
burn for her project. to put themselves out there when they are acting.” Uniquely Whitfield. Fund, you may still do so by mailing a check payable to Whitfield School, Attn:
Needless to say, the Annual Fund – Kelly Edwards, 175 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 or by
The lower school production of “The Emergency Meeting of Garage At 6:00 p.m., hors d’oeuvres were
images were varied visiting www.whitfieldschool.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to
723” captivated audiences on Tuesday, March 11, and Wednesday, served as bidding in the Silent
and the processes were contact Kelly Edwards at 314-434-5141 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 12, with tales of fearless super teens such as Super Teen #8, a.k.a. Auction kicked off the fiesta and
unique to each student.”
ICHTHYOPHOBIA Crazy Burns whose super skill was prolific hair growth, and Super Teen
- Fear of Fish - #7, a.k.a. Skunkboy whose super skill was to emit noxious odor from
every pore. A comic book ending left audiences wishing for more.
EndowmEnt Capital opportunitiEs
2010 $ in Millions
$3 MILLION GOAL
The existing baseball field will be substantially renovated to create a baseball
complex. This $1,000,000 project will include a reconfiguration of the field shifting
home plate to what is now the left field corner. This orientation will provide easy
access for players and fans to the field, new parking lot, concession stands and
Since July 2006, school leaders have 9
quietly promoted a $10 million restrooms. Other elements are highlighted below.
campaign: WHITFIELD 2010. The 7
campaign is focused on adding 6 $6,604,000 on 4/30/08
pROjECT NAMING RIGHTS pROjECT NAMING RIGHTS
$7 million to the Endowment and 5 $5,588,000
generating $3 million in Capital $4,496,000 Baseball Complex $500,000 Visitors Dugout $100,000
funds for renovations to the existing 3 $1,782,000 $3,728,000
Baseball Plaza $250,000 Equipment Storage Facility $75,000
baseball field, facility upkeep and 2 Concession Stand $250,000 Home Bullpen $50,000
campus enhancements. 1 $1,827,000
0 Scoreboard $200,000 Visitors Bullpen $50,000
There are many opportunities to give 6/30/00 6/30/01 6/30/02 6/30/03 6/30/04 6/30/05 6/30/06 6/30/07 6/30/08 6/30/09 6/30/10 6/30/11
Home Dugout $100,000 Concourse furniture (10) $10,000
to WHITFIELD 2010 in support of
the Endowment and/or the Capital component. Below and to the right are just a few of those opportunities. However,
every gift in any amount makes a difference and will help secure Whitfield’s future. If you would like additional
information, please contact Becky Marsh, director of advancement, 314-415-1218 or email@example.com. The remaining $2,000,000 of the capital goal will be reserved for the care and upkeep of Whitfield’s beautiful campus
and facilities as well as classroom and common space reconfiguration projects. The funds will also relieve pressure
from the School’s annual budget when unforeseen capital needs arise. There are a variety of campus naming
EndowmEnt opportunitiEs opportunities including, but not limited to, those listed below.
$7 MILLION GOAL
LOCATION NAMING RIGHTS
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ENDOWED FUND Intellectual Commons $500,000
$500,000 Boys Locker Room $100,000
Funding the full tuition for a single Whitfield student requires a minimum investment Practice Gym $100,000
of $500,000 in endowed funds, in order for the original corpus of funds to remain
untouched with only interest earnings used for financial aid. Anticipated market Classrooms $25,000
growth in the corpus funds will compensate for future tuition increases.
ENDOWED FACULTy CHAIR
ENDOWED NAMED FUND
2010 ContriButors to datE
By awarding public recognition and Each spring, the Whitfield community An endowed named fund is a $3,011,075 GIFTS AND pLEDGES
$4,500 stipends through endowed comes together at Awards Day and meaningful way to honor or
faculty chairs, Whitfield encourages Graduation to celebrate and publicly memorialize a family member, loved Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Acker Mr. & Mrs. John W. Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Mark Krieger
continued faculty leadership, while recognize the accomplishments of one or a favorite teacher or coach. Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Andrews III Mr. & Mrs. John Eilermann Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCuaig
providing teachers with models of our students, faculty and staff, alumni The funds are invested in Whitfield’s Anonymous The Edward E. Ford Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Neary
excellence. Currently, the School and friends of the School. Endowed general Endowment creating a current Anonymous Emerson Charitable Trust Mrs. & Mrs. Dean Pollnow
has five endowed faculty chairs; named awards, such as the Philip and future revenue stream to support Anonymous Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Fox The Shepherd Foundation
the Catherine Marie Connors ’89 B. Cady Scholar Award, George A. the School’s people, programs and Anonymous Foundation Mr. & Mrs. G.A. Franz Mrs. Susan Shepherd Ittner
Science Chair, the Richard B. Kobusch Newton Outstanding Teacher Award physical plant. Benefactors who Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Freund Mr. & Mrs. Charles Shepherd
Humanities Chair, the Arthur & Helen and Elizabeth Woods Bradbury ’63 establish an endowed named fund Mr. William R. Cady II ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gleason Mr. & Mrs. Wayne L. Smith II
Baer Foundation Visual Arts Chair, Outstanding Alumni Award, will also have the opportunity to name an Cady Family Foundation (Jane Piper ’70) Helen Rand Sproull ’70
t he Amy Allen - Cano Per for ming permanently recognize the success existing classroom. Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Cady, Jr. ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Randall E. Green Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Williams Sr.
Arts Chair and the William W. Daues and contributions of outstanding Dr. Roy Curtiss & Dr. Josephine Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Grant Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey O. Woodard
Athletic Chair. individuals each and every year. Clark-Curtiss Allen P. & Josephine B. Green Foundation James H. Woods Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Diemer Mr. & Mrs. James H. Howe IV Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Bradbury ’63
GENERAL ENDOWMENT The Caleb & Julia Dula Educational Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Hughes Mr. E. Trask Bradbury ’95
Gifts of any amount may be made to Whitfield’s Endowment. The funds & Charitable Foundation Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Mr. S. Slade Bradbury ’95
will be invested in perpetuity and the investment earnings will be used to Mrs. Richard B. Kobusch Sr. Jordan Charitable Foundation Mrs. Elizabeth Bradbury Pollnow ’90
help offset the School’s operating deficit. Mr. & Mrs. Quintus Drennan III Mr. Charles F. Knight Mrs. Margaret Stowe ’92
Golfers Tee - off in Support of Annual fund alumni notes To submIT INformaTIoN, plEasE E-maIl alumNI@whITfIEldschool.org, vIsIT www.whITfIEldschool.org
or maIl To alumNI NoTEs/INsIghTs whITfIEld school • 175 souTh masoN road • sT. louIs, mo 63141
W hitfield families are dedicated
to their students, the School
May 15, at Whitmoor Country Club,
more than 75 parents, alumni, family
and the Annual Fund, which members, teachers and friends Cannes Film Festival in France, several other history/elementary education. She and her
supports the School’s academic, art, participated in the third annual Golf festivals in the States, and around the world. husband, Jan, were married on July 26, 1986.
You can view his winning video on his Web They have three children; Ted ’06, Jorie ’07,
athletic and financial aid programs. Scramble, which helped Whitfield DAvID ROSENBERG, M.D. ’62 graduated site: www.OleBrereton.com. He is currently and Peter, a sophomore at Whitfield. Now
They are so dedicated that a cold raise over $32,000. from Tulane University in 1966 and from the composing a documentary on the politics that Peter has his license, Ginger’s time will
and rainy day didn’t keep them from University of Texas – San Antonio medical of Tibet, since the Dalai Lama’s brother, be more flexible.
participating in Whitfield’s Annual When golfers arrived at the club, school in 1972. He is a member of the Professor Thupten Jigme Norbu, resides
they were treated to goody bags American Rheumatism Association, the at the Tibetan Center in Bloomington, Ind., TERESA E. (STUpp) WILL ’78 graduated
Golf Scramble. Held on Thursday, Bob Vanderselt, Steve Gallant, St. Louis Rheumatism Society, St. Louis
provided by Mike and Pollie Hughes where he is the Tibetans’ political leader. from William Woods University with a
David Jolley and Tony Thompson. Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Bachelor of Science degree. She rescues and
and enjoyed boxed lunches donated His brother, the Dalai Lama, is generally
Association and the American Medical non-political. His distant nephew, Tenzin raises abused horses. She and her husband,
by The Butler’s Pantry. Association. David and his wife, Maric, were Timothy, were married in 1983 and they have
Anyatsang, and Ole are friends, and they
married in 1975 and have two children; perform their own form of poetic rap as one son, William, 17.
Still in good spirits, foursomes SAvE THE DATE!
Randi, 30, and Dan, 27. He works in internal a duet.
teed off at 12:30 p.m. and enjoyed medicine and rheumatology.
nine holes of golf with beverages
GOLF SCRAMBLE MARy jANE (STONE) HAMMETTE ’62 ATTENTION FORMER WHITFIELD
and snacks on the course. The earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1964 BOyS’ BASkETBALL pLAyERS! EMILE LENz ’84 earned a Bachelor of
scramble also featured longest drive, from Sullins College. She also attended Drury
PLEASE NOTE: HOOp IT Up AT THE Social Work from the University of Missouri–
Chris Berg, Julie Wideman, Linda Triplett closest to the pin and hole-in-one College, the University of Miami and Florida
St. Louis, a Master of Social Work from
and Connie Williams. contests with the opportunity to Next Year’s GOLF SCRAMBLE Southern. Mary Jane is involved in various SECOND ANNUAL ALUMNI
St. Louis University and is a nationally
activities including golf, Bridge, a craft BASkETBALL GAME
win a new car courtesy of Johnny will be held in the FALL on certified service coordinator. He is currently
group, garden club and a Bunko group.
Londoff Chevrolet, or a new watch The second annual employed with a subsidized housing facility
TUES., SEpT. 16, 2008, at She and her husband, Bob, were married
alumni men’s for low income seniors where he assists with
courtesy of Reactor Watch and WHITMOOR COUNTRy CLUB! in 1965 and have two children; Ray, 42, and
basketball game will accessing services and resources to help
Tony Spielberg, in addition to Holly, 37; and one grandchild; Julia, 7. Mary
be held on FRIDAy, seniors remain independent. He also acts
many attendance prizes. If you would like to participate Jane would love to hear from her Whitfield
jANUARy 16, 2009, as an advocate for the seniors. Emile and his
friends if they are ever in the Winter Haven,
in the scramble or sponsor at Whitfield School. wife, Maureen, were married in 1995, and
Fla., area where she currently resides.
After completing the scramble, this event, please contact they have one daughter; Hanna, 5, whom
For more information,
participants enjoyed cocktails and Kelly Edwards at (314) 415-1254 CLAUDIA (FLEET FORMAN) FORMAN Emile “loves to pieces.”
hors d’oeuvres prior to a buffet or Michelle Parsons at pLEASANTS ’66 attended Sweet Briar Head Coach Mike potsou, ALLISON (MCCOy) WEBER ’84 attended
Flip Cady ’70, Chris Cady ’00, dinner during which various (314) 415-1213. College from 1966 to 1967 before earning (314) 434-8254, ext. 293, Maryville University and the University of
Phillip Lloyd ’00 and Bill Cady ’73. a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from
attendance prizes were awarded. firstname.lastname@example.org. Missouri – St. Louis. She and her husband,
George Mason University. She then earned
Stephen, were married in 1994 and they
a Master of Science degree in 1995 from
have two children; Elizabeth (Ellie), 5, and
Johns Hopkins University. Claudia and her
DONNA BURST ’68 currently resides in Katherine (Katie), 1.
husband, William D. Pleasants Jr., were
St. Louis, but is trying to sell her house in
married in 1991 and have two children; Ross SHANA (ODOM) MEyER ’86 attended
order to move to Florida where her children,
Ostrander, 28, and Casey Pleasants, 12. Bradley University.
grandchildren and son-in-law live. Donna
She participates in Commercial Real Estate She and her husband,
works in the promotional products industry
Women (CREW) where she was the former Mike, were married in
and loves it. Donna is dating a very nice
REMINDER! president in suburban Maryland, is a trustee
man named Rich, plays as much golf as time 1992 and they have
for Hospice Caring Inc. and George Mason three children; Gabby,
you can now permits, and loves to garden. She is still
University Foundation, a board member 13, Jake, 12, and Ben, 9.
make annual for Johns Hopkins University Graduate Real They have lived in
giving donations Estate Board, and Chairman of the Barnesville ELLIOT BENOIST ’69 graduated from Daniel Island, S.C., for
using MasterCard School in Maryland. Claudia is currently Benedictine College in 1973 with a degree a year and are just ten
serving as president of Suburban Properties, in sociology/English. He and his wife, minutes from the
or visa. Earn miles and
Inc., a full-service real estate brokerage in Linda Ferguson Benoist were married on beach. Shana, who says
points while supporting the Montgomery County, Md. She would love September 1, 1979. They have two children; they are enjoying the
education of our students. As to hear from her Whitfield classmates at Elliot Jr., 25, and Elizabeth (Libby), 23. warmer weather, is
always, gifts to Whitfield are email@example.com. involved in Abilities
fully tax deductible. Awareness in schools and is currently
MICHAEL BRERETON ’66 currently
homeschooling two of her children.
Contact kelly Edwards works in home design. His Web site is
at (314) 415-1254, www.DarkHorseArchitecturalDesign.com. SALLy (GABy) SHApIRO ’87 holds a Bachelor
His son, Ole, 25, attends Indiana University jODy SERkES ’72 lives in Los Angeles, Calif.,
firstname.lastname@example.org, near the Sierra Madras Mountains and really of Social Work from Utah State. She and her
and will graduate this spring from IU School husband, Craig, were married in 1999 and
or Michelle parsons at of Telecommunications and Film Production, loves the area. Jody works in the software
industry and also makes small films about they have two children; Jake, 7, and Cole, 3.
(314) 415-1213, with a double degree in fine arts and
Class Participation Levels 6th - 92% 9th - 78% 12th - 79% forgotten singers.
photography. Ole has already gone to the jOSHUA FRANk ’88 graduated from the
as of 6/23/08 7th - 80% 10th - 75% Overall Parent -
to make your gift. top nationally, winning a collegiate Emmy in University of Missouri - Columbia in 1992
8th - 74% 11th - 71% 78% GINGER NEWTON jACOBI ’73 graduated
L.A., and his winning entry was shown at the with a degree in English. He also earned
from Ripon College in 1977 with a degree in
a Master of Arts degree in information Master of Arts degree in history. She is a NICOLE LOvELADy ’90 attended Emory is currently working at The Law Offices of and his sister, Karey, settled in Connecticut. were married on December 13, 2006,
technology management from Webster Doctoral Candidate (History), a member in 1990 and 1991, St. Louis University from Suzanne Brown, which is an immigration law Please feel free to contact Daniel at and they have one child; Joseph, born
University in 2002 and will earn a Master of the Whitfield Board of Trustees, and a 1992 to 1994, and then graduated from firm as a case manager. email@example.com. June 8, 2007.
of Business Administration from Webster member of the Saint Louis Ballet Board of Arizona State University in 2001 with a
University in 2009. He is involved in the Directors. She and her husband, Dean, were Bachelor of Science degree in justice studies. DANIEL BAUM ’92 has lived in Washington, CANDI LARNER CHERRy ’92 graduated from MAURA (DONNELLy) MARTIN ’94 attended
Boy Scouts. married on June 15, 2002, and they have two She also earned an Aesthetician’s Degree D.C., since graduating college in 1996. Most Bradley University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Georgia Southern before earning a degree
children; Parshall, 3, and Charlotte, 1. and License from Allure College of Beauty. of his family has moved to coasts either Arts degree in communications. She and her in early education from Webster University
HOLLy SUFFIAN OkUN ’88 graduated from She belongs to a rare disease support group west or east. As such, he hasn’t had many husband, Curt, were married on September in 1999. She and her husband, Chris, were
the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1992 ANDREA (FERGUSON) HUGHES ’90 and a chronic pain support group. Nicole’s opportunities to visit St. Louis. Daniel has 12, 1998. They have two children; Sam, 7, married in February 2000 and have two
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business graduated from Youngstown State University fiance’s name is Brian. Her son, Carter “Jesse” two sons; E.J., 5, and Nate, 2. He and his wife, and Madison, 4. daughters; Fiona, 5, and Kylie, 3.
management and a minor in commercial real in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree Lovelady was born on August 30, 1998, and Gina Ippolito, had a New Year’s Eve wedding
estate. She has also attended the Maryville in business. She married Garth Hughes she has two stepchildren; Corey, 12, and in 2000 in Washington, D.C. Their home base RALpH SILvERMAN ’92 graduated from the ELIzABETH (ACkERMAN) MORGAN ’95
University Gerontology Graduate Program. on December 30, 2006, and they have a Christina, 10. Her fiance, son, sister Penny is Old Town, Alexandria, a small city that University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1996 graduated from Eckerd College in 1998 with
Holly has a daughter; Maggie Jade, 6. She five-month old daughter, Lauren Elizabeth. and Nicole share a house in Flagstaff, Ariz. offers the ease of urban living and the charm with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is also an a degree in international business and from
is currently attending Chesterfield Day Her son is an avid soccer player and they of cobblestone streets, located directly M.D. His wife’s name is Dorothy. Brenau University with a Master of Business
School and Holly would love for her to ANNA GIULIANI-BRESHEARS ’91 attended spend most of the summer running between across the Potomac River from our nation’s Administration. She lives in Atlanta, Ga.
attend Whitfield for upper school as she truly Northwestern University and Washington capital. Professionally, Daniel spent a handful kyLE WEAvER ’92 says “Life is good.” He
games and fishing tournaments! Nicole does
realizes the value of education. University and graduated in 1995 with a of years on the campaign trail after college, recently visited Disney World with his four ANTHONy SMITH ’95 graduated from
a lot of physical therapy.
Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. working for Kennedy speechwriter Bob and five year old daughters. His wife works Washington University in St. Louis in
She then earned a Master’s in Literature jENNIFER jACOBS (j.j.) ’91 graduated Shrum and then Dick Gephardt. During the as a physical therapist and he is a mortgage 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He
1990s from the University of Missouri - Columbia
in 1998. She is a freelance writer for Bitch
from the University of Vermont in 1995
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology
dot com craze, he and several friends started
Blackboard [www.blackboard.com], an
banker with Wells Fargo. He is looking
forward to the Whitfield alumni soccer and
then earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and
immunology from the University of Miami.
Magazine and Venus Zine. She has one and from the New College School of Law eLearning software company. He currently basketball games. He also earned a post-doctoral associate from
BETH BRADBURy pOLLNOW ’90 graduated
son, Franklin. with a Juris Doctor in 2002. She married founded and works for DBC PR+New Media the University of Minnesota. Anthony enjoys
from Denison University in 1994 with a RyAN FENBERG ’93 graduated from Grinnell
Jeff Stettner on October 25, 2003. Jennifer [www.dbcpr.com], an idea-based creative, Broomball (hockey played on ice with special
Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts
public relations and internet marketing traction-shoes, a mini-soccer ball in place of
degree in economics. He and his wife, Mitzie, a puck, and brooms in place of hockey
agency. Daniel’s mother, Sue, lives nearby
alumni feature Julia fernanDez-pol ’02
P aint on a canvas has such
potential to inspire. The colors,
able to experiment with oil paint and
it was at that time that she truly fell
Julia earned a Master
of Fine Arts degree from
textures and subject matter each in love with the medium. She has Boston University in Nature, like the artist, has an infinite
contribute to the content and the since turned an enjoyable pastime 2008 and a Bachelor number of ways of expressing itself.
visual complexity of a piece. And into a career and a passion. Besides of Fine Arts with a minor my work is driven by my interest
through discipline and training, working with oils, Julia also works in art history from
in creating a world that originates
an artist can take ideas and diverse with watercolors, printmaking, Washington University
materials and work them into especially copper etching plates, in St. Louis in 2006. She from specific, dynamic forms found
haunting images of beauty and and sculptures. has also earned a number universally in nature.
substance. Julia Fernandez-Pol ’02 of awards throughout
is such an artist. She is an individual, Her undergraduate experiences, her career, one of the The parallel between paint and the
according to Fine Arts Department as well as a variety of athletic Julia Fernandez-Pol ’02 in front of one Julia’s artwork on display at Whitfield. first being the Whitfield natural world inspires and compels
Chair Ann Kram, “who transports the experiences, have helped Julia of her paintings.
School Purchase Award in
achieve a discipline for her current me to create abstract landscapes.
viewer to imagined worlds through a variety of projects that are 2002. Since then, she has
level of artistry. When beginning a Much of Julia’s work can be mid process so that when she is I convey this relationship through
her densely painted surfaces that twice earned both the CFA Visual
are rich with color and unexpected project, Julia does not start with a described as abstract landscapes. struggling with one painting, she Arts Scholarship and the Constantin paint as an evolving living entity.
textures. These paintings really sketch or a small study as do some The concepts are strongly based on can work on another. This helps Alajalov Scholarship from Boston observations from nature inspire
draw you in, inviting close inspection artists mainly because her process is her observations from elements that her overcome issues she has with University. She was also awarded me to reinterpret landscapes
and investigation.” very open. She invites and embraces occur in nature and she is interested a particular painting. the Sorger Award from Washington
any ‘accidents’ that happen while in an inventiveness of form and creating otherworldly spaces.
University where she maintained
While a student at Whitfield taking she is working and when she sees structure. Because of this, Julia is able A generous amount of paint and my imagination entertains all
high grades, earning her a place on
studio classes with Mrs. Kram, Julia something she likes or visually to free her imagination, which can a surface on which to work are peculiarities and paradoxes within
the dean’s list for several semesters.
discovered her love for art and responds to, she feels the need to be seen in the varying degrees of the only tools and materials that
the structure of nature and the
painting. Julia had dreams and investigate further. extravagance in her paintings. Julia considers absolutely essential. Julia’s work is currently on display at
As for other supplies, Julia knows Whitfield in the Hallas Art Perspective language of painting. These
plans of becoming a studio artist
when she left Whitfield and chose “I have a real interest in the surface With typically five to seven large there are always ways of finding in the balcony of Schmitter Gallery. elements, when combined with the
to pursue a Bachelor in Fine Arts quality [of a painting]; they can be paintings as well as many smaller solutions, but she does have an As the featured alumni artist for this development of color and space,
degree in painting. However, it glossy, thick and sculptural or flat,” paintings in process at any one array of tools that she works with semester’s Alumni Art Exhibit, allow an organic growth of unique
wasn’t until she began attending said Julia. “I want to create worlds time in her studio, Julia has the that she does enjoy such as palette Julia’s work will be on display until
that transport the viewer to flexibility to work on multiple pieces landscapes to emerge.
Washington University that she was knives, metal scrapers, syringes August 29, 2008.
a compelling, unusual place.” simultaneously. She maintains and gel mediums.
sticks), and roller hockey, and teaches Sunday TONy ELLARD ’98 graduated from Webster kATIE pOpE ’00 began working on her SARAH zENISEk ’02 attended Indiana communications. She was a member of the kATIE MANNEN ’05 attends Elon
Bible school at his church. He is engaged University in 2002 with a Bachelor of master’s degree in the fall of 2007 at University and graduated from nursing Delta Delta Delta sorority and president of University and is majoring in corporate
with a wedding date set for October 18! Science degree in computer science. He is Washington University. school at Maryville University in 2008. She the advertising society. After graduating communications. She is a member of Sigma
working on a Master of Science degree in is involved in Bridlespur Hunt and was from DU, Laura moved to Charleston, S.C., Sigma Sigma Sorority. Katie studied in Italy
MARk BADEN ’96 graduated from Missouri computer science and distributed systems. COLIN SMITH ’00 graduated from Texas recently hired as a registered nurse in the where she lived for two months before during the fall of 2007.
Baptist University in He and his wife, Erica, were married on A&M University in 2005 with a Master of ICU at St. Luke’s Hospital. relocating to St. Louis to work as an account
2008 with a degree August 25, 2005. Science degree. He also holds a Bachelor manager at a local ad agency. She lives in CHRISTOpHER UpCHURCH ’05 attends
in public relations. of Business Administration in accounting. CASEy jOLLEy ’03 graduated from DePauw the Central West End. Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.,
He has just been CHRISTOpHER p. MILL ’98 graduated University in May 2007 with a degree where he is majoring in sports medicine.
nominated to be in from Knox College in 2002 with degrees in SARAH WEISSMAN ’00 graduated from in communications and a minor in film MEREDITH BUSH ’04 attends the University He is involved in rugby.
the Who’s Who Among biochemistry and chemistry. He currently Vanderbilt University in 2004 with a B.E. studies. She now works at Whitfield School of Tulsa where she is working on a degree in
Students in American attends Purdue University where he is in civil engineering. She participates in ASCE, as the alumni relations and special events creative writing, a self-designed major. She is ELIzABETH WALTERS ’06 attends North
Universities and Colleges in 2008. Mark and pursing his Ph.D. Christopher is involved in ITE, Future City, MathCounts and Main coordinator. She is also the assistant coach minoring in psychology and anthropology. Carolina State University and is majoring in
his wife, Crissy, were married on July 31, the Purdue Outing Club (extreme sports). Street Highland Park. for the Whitfield varsity dance team and Meredith is a member of Delta Gamma graphic design and environmental science
2004. Their daughter, Charlotte (Charlie), would love to hear updates from all alumni. sorority and Omicron Delta Kappa. She will and business management. She is a member
is 2 years old and they are expecting a son CHAS WILLIMON ’98 graduated from kELLy (MURpHy) WITTENBRINk ’00 graduate in May and will continue to live in of Chi Omega Fraternity (Career and Personal
in July. Davidson College in 2002 with an AB in graduated from the University of Denver MICHAEL SpENNER ’03 graduated from Tulsa trying to work as a writer. Development Chair), Campus Arts Council
English. He then earned a North Carolina in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a Bachelor (Student Art Purchase Chair), Phi Eta Sigma,
MARk BOULWARE ’96 graduated from Elementary Teacher Certificate from UNC – in visual art with a minor in marketing. of Engineering (Mechanical), and will RENNy ESSER ’04 recently returned to and the University Scholars Program.
the University of Missouri - Kansas City in Charlotte. He is now a third grade teacher She and her husband, Patrick, were married graduate from the University of Missouri - St. Louis to pursue a career in automotive
2003 and studied in the combined Bachelor in Kannapolis, N.C., and is also a part-time on June 2, 2007. She works in marketing School of Law in 2010. sales at Plaza Motors. He says he is fully
of Arts/M.D. program. He also earned a professional musician. for Thompson Street Capital Partners in prepared to assist friends and family of
Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) and a Doctor Clayton, Mo. LAURA STUDE ’03 graduated from the Whitfield in finding that perfect car. Please
of Medicine (MD). He completed a residency ELIzA (COLSON) CARUSO ’99 graduated University of Denver in 2007 with a Bachelor also look for Renny around Whitfield’s
in internal medicine at the University of from Sewanee: The University of the South kATHRyN (RONkOSkI) CROCkER ’01 and of Arts degree in electronic media arts and campus as he picks up his sister, Gigi ’09.
North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006 and in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree her husband, James, were married on May design and is also studying marketing and
is currently a second year cardiology fellow in English with a minor in history. She and 27, 2006. They are expecting their first child
at UNC. After completion of his general her husband, Chris, were married on May 31, on June 8, 2008.
cardiology fellowship in 2009, he will 2008. They currently reside in Atlanta, Ga.,
MEGAN kALEy ’01 graduated from the
Everybody Get Together….
stay at UNC. where Eliza has been working in advertising
for the past five years. University of California - Los Angeles in 2005
jENNIFER pOLk ELLIS ’96 graduated from with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also
Indiana University in CHRIS GIBSON ’99 graduated from the earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from n Saturday, January 5, Whitfield hosted the annual Alumni Party to
2000 with a degree in University of Tulsa in 2003 with a degree the University of Southern California. celebrate the New Year. The evening was a wonderful success, with great
human development. in finance. He attends the University of food, a gorgeous setting in Whitfield’s Schmitter Gallery and entertainment
Notre Dame and will earn a Master of AMANDA C. kOENING ’01 graduated
She attended graduate provided by Chadd Smith’s Future Stars Karaoke. This year’s party recognized the
Business Administration in 2009. with honors from The George Washington
school at DePaul
University with a Bachelor of Science degree reunion classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002.
University and earned a
pAMELA LOUISE kNIGHT ’99 attended in 2005. She majored in communications Alumni and their guests enjoyed browsing yearbooks, viewing Whitfield photos Michael Buffa ’05, Jonathon Schultz ’05,
Master’s in Education.
Spelman College from 1999-2003 and with a minor in psychology. Amanda is placed around the room and touring the school. Knut-Henrik Brouwer ’05,
Jennifer has been
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. engaged to Doug Fischer, and they are and Sara Rodney.
teaching Pre-K and
She then earned a master’s degree in public planning a November 8, 2008, wedding.
kindergarten for the
policy from the University of Missouri – She is involved in Business Networking
past four years. She was
St. Louis in 2006. She was a member of International, and is on the membership
a member of Pi Beta Phi
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and is currently board for the Arlington Chamber of
sorority at Indiana
a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Global Commerce. Amanda is currently the director
University. She and her
Wealth Management. of sales and operations for Intelligent Office
husband, Brian, were married on July 16,
in northern Virginia.
2005. They have one child; Charlie, 8 1/2
ANDy SALSMAN ’99 graduated from
months old, and they live in Chicago, Ill. kRISTA LONDOFF ’01 graduated from Texas
the University of Maryland in 2003 with
a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Christian University in 2005 with a degree
kELLy FRIMEL ’96 graduated from Miami
He is now a producer for Fox News Channel in communication studies/business. She
University in 2000. Kelly will be the Miami Harry Bussmann IV ’00, Colin Smith ’00,
in Washington D.C. currently works as the marketing director at Chadd Smith ’90, Joe Trover ’92 and Danielle Lange ’02, Rob Moyle and
Children’s Museum Artist in Residence for the Rickey Goodwin, Margot McMahon ’00,
a Dallas-based animation studio, Green Grass David Greathouse ’02. Janet (Ledford) Moyle ’02.
months of April, May and June. and Jon Wotka ’99.
Studios, which was established in 2003.
ELISSA (CADy) ARNOLD ’97 graduated from 2000s WESLEy BARBER ’02 graduated from
Depauw University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s
degree in communication arts and sciences. LAUREN (ALBERTS) BLASEk ’00 attended
Grinnell College in 2006 with a degree in Upcoming Reunions
biology. He is starting his doctorate in plant
She and her husband, Ben, were married the University of Richmond from 2000 to CLASS OF 1998 10-yEAR REUNION will be celebrated during
breeding, genetics and cytogenetics at the
on May 1, 2004. They have one son; Henry, 2003 and St. Louis University from 2002
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Homecoming weekend, SATURDAy, OCTOBER 4, 2008,
born in May 2007. to 2004. Her major was English with a minor
from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Barnes & Cole Alumni House.
in sociology. Lauren is involved in the Peoria LIzA kOHN ’02 attended Tulane University
RyAN D. jUDy ’97 graduated from McDaniel German-American Society and the Peoria and then graduated with honors from CLASS OF 2003 - Look for information about your
College in 2003 with a degree in sociology. Sports Verein Soccer Club. She and her Washington University in 2006 with a upcoming 5-year reunion this summer.
He also studies music. husband, William Edward Blasek IV, were Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
married on Mary 6, 2006, and they have She is currently attending the Saint Louis
jOHN W. DAvIS ’98 graduated from Trinity two children, Ryanne Elizabeth, 3, and
University in 2002 with a degree in business. University School of Law.
William Edward Blasek V (Liam), born Vicki Reardon, Chris Cady ’00, Ben Burford ’02, Class Reunions
He and his wife, Brooke Hager, were married on June 15, 2008. Flip Cady ’70 and Larry Hays.
on December 15, 2007. For more information on how Whitfield can help you plan a
class reunion please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 8 New High School Student Lunch, 12-1 pM October 3 Bonfire, 6:00 pM
August 11 High school Sports practices begin Homecoming Dance, 8:00 pM
October 4 Alumni Soccer Game, 11:00 AM
August 20 & 21 Textbook Distribution, 10 AM-2 pM
Class of ’98 Ten year Reunion, 6:00 pM
August 22 Glow Fest, 5 pM-, 9 pM
October 23 Fall play, 7:00 pM
New Student Orientation, 10 AM
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Fall play, 8:00 pM
August 26 School starts for all students, 8 AM Fall Open House, 12:00 pM
August 29 Scholar Awards Assembly, 8AM October 26 Fall play, 2:00 pM
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September 11 School pictures for Grades 9-12 November 26-30 Thanksgiving Holiday
September 12 School pictures for Grades 6-8 December 4 Lower School Winter Concert, 7:00 pM
September 15 Meet and Greet Conference Day December 9 Upper School Winter Concert, 7:00 pM
September 16 Golf Scramble December 15-18 Exams
September 18 &19 6th Grade Outdoor Experience Dec. 19-jan. 5 Winter Break
September 20 New parent Social, 6:00 pM january 12 parent Teacher Conferences
September 22-24 7th Grade Outdoor Experience january 16 Alumni Basketball Game
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