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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.

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                                                                                                                                                WHITFIELD SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                MISSION STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                        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,
                                                                                                                                                    Whitfield School
                                                                                                                                                175 South Mason Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the McCains
                                                                                                                                               St. Louis, Missouri 63141

    Mark J. Anderson
                                                                                                                                           Visit Whitfield School’s Web site:
                                                                                                                                                                                           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:                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Deep South.

    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

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    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
                                                                                                                                                                                           , 314-415-1251
    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insights newsletter
    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
                                Mathematics Competition
                                (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

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                                                                                                                                       W hitfield Seniors Say Goodbye to classes
    cAnstruction Zone!                                                                         Hadley Graham ’09, Jason Ott ’09,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nutty Treat
                                                                                              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
                                                                                             grade students.
                                                         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.

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     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
     All-State team.
                                                     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

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     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
                                                                                MIKE KISSELL
                                                                                                                           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
                                                                              MARTIN TOBIAS
                                                                                                                           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 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lizzie Green

     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 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

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                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                               audience members.
     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 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
                                                        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
                                   Molly Edwards
                                                        every pore. A comic book ending left audiences wishing for more.

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                                                                                          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                             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 AWARD
                                                                                                                   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

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     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: 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
                                                                                                   4TH ANNUAL
                                                                                                   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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       please contact
                                                  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.                                                                                                                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.
                                                                                                                                                                                          very active.
                       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                                                                                                                                                                                        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,                                                                                                                                                           SALLy (GABy) SHApIRO ’87 holds a Bachelor
                                                                                                                                          His son, Ole, 25, attends Indiana University    jODy SERkES ’72 lives in Los Angeles, Calif.,,                                                                                                                                                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

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     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.                                                     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 [], 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       [], 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ar tist’s

     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.

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     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

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                                             upcoming events
               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
              August 25                                                   October 24      Fall play, 8:00 pM
                               New parent Orientation, 6:30 pM
                                                                                          Fall play, 8:00 pM
                                                                          October 25
              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

             September 9       Mini School Night, 6:30 pM -9:00 pM        October 27      parent Teacher Conferences

            September 10       Late Start, School Begins at 9:00 AM      November 3       Winter Sports practices Begin

            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

            September 25       Grandparent’s Day, 9:00 AM                 january 26      Father/Student Dinner

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