Congratulations to the Newest Alumni
Class of 1989
Megin Adams, Simsbury, CT
Grace An, Chestertown, MD
Jennifer Beams, Ashburnham, MA
James Borghardt, Centreville, MD
James Bruin, Kennedyville, MD
Corinna Calhoun, Newark, DE
Orland Campbell, Manchester, VT
Kwok-Tai Chiu, New York, NY
G. Wade Cooper, Lufkin, TX
Mimi Court, Annapolis, MD
Anthony Crystal, Greenwich, CT
Charles Dietrich, Hartford, CT
Ari Ellis, Long Island, NY
Robb Ellis, Savannah, GA
Katherine Gamble, Laguna Beach, CA
Chauncy Gardner, Wawa, PA
Bryn Mawr College
U.S. Naval Academy
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
University of the South
Kelly Garrett, Leesburg, VA College of William and Mary
Richard Hall, Newark, DE
Allison Hamilton, Chevy Chase, MD SI. John's College
Elizabeth Hammond, Berlin, MD
Jennifer Hanna, Staunton, VA College of William and Mary
1. Andrew Hill, Atlanta, GA
Peter Hoopes, Elkton, MD
College of Wooster
Keary Jenkins, Lancaster, VA
Gregory King, New York, NY
James Lai, Forest Hill. MD
Hobson Lane, Pascagoula, MS
Paul Leighton, Fairfax, VA College of William and Mary
John Little, Savannah, GA
John Matouk, Newport, RI
Robert Maxwell, Centreville, MD University of the South
Alexander McCandless, Mechanicsburg, PA Tufts University
Lee McGill, Baltimore, MD
Trevor Middleton, Philadelphia, PA Georgetown University
Darron Mills, New York, NY
Melissa Mills, CharlO/le, NC
Patrick Montgomery, Oakmont, PA
Herbert Moorin, Fairfield, CT
Teresa Morgan, WashinKton, DC
1. Colin Murray, Short Hills, NJ Gettysburg College
Sara O'Connor, Charleston. WV
Tore Olsen, Denmark
University of Copenhagen
Timothy Ortman, Rome, GA Hampden-Sydney College
Mark Padden, Erie, PA
M. Aimee Pamintuan, Seaford, DE Fordham University
P. Marlies Patzman, San Antonio, TX U. of Pennsylvania
Adam Perry, Dunwoodv. GA
Thomas Pinckney, Richmond, VA
Tomas Puky, Venezuela
Jerome Ranawake, England
Kay Rhee, Elkins, WV
W. Dixon Shay, Denver, CO Bucknell University
N. Barrett Simpson, Rocky Mount, NC U. of NC-Chapel Hill
Emilie Sinkler, Elverson, PA University of Pennsylvania
Catherine Soles, Newark, DE
University of Virginia
William Spire, Colora, MD Western Maryland College
Adam Stegeman, Middletown, DE
Nancy Tom, Brooklyn, NY
Einar Trosdal, Blufton, SC
Victor van Buchem, Middletown, DE Muhlenberg College
Sophia von Rundstedt, FR Germany Ewald Matan~ Gym.
Rebecca Wendell, Milton, MA
Mount Holyoke College
Thomas Whitmoyer, Myerstown, PA
Zara Wike, Berwyn, PA
Susan Willock, Chestertown, MD
Amy Wilson, Salisbury, MD
Kristen Zilling, Leeds Point, NJ
C. Casey Zimmer, Lynchburg, VA Duke University
'-.:: hen addressing the Class of 1989 at its
graduation ceremony in May, Headmaster
lonathan B. O'Brien gave four pieces of
advice. Because a large number of parents
requested copies of his remarks, the editors
thought the larger S1. Andrew's family might
enjoy them also.
Headmaster's Remarks to the
VI Form at Graduation
I have only four pieces of advice. Each will
take but a few seconds.
First. Recognize that life is quite short.
The distance between your youth and beauty
and my craggy old age is only 33 years.
Believe me, that is not a long time. It will
pass like a cool breeze on a hot day. So
enjoy your lives. "Seize the day," as the
Robin Williams character urges his students
in Dead Poets Society. Don't waste your
lives doing stupid or trivial things when
there are so many magnificent and exciting
ways to celebrate your lives.
Second. Don't spend your Iives seeking
happiness. I once heard William Bennett say
'Iat happiness is like a cat. It eludes those
.vho seek it and jumps into your lap when
you least expect it. He is right. Choose your
goals wisely and, with luck, happiness will
be a byproduct of your quests.
Third. Listen to your hearts. Don't be
followers. Inside each of you is a unique
individual with a unique song to contribute
to the world. The ti me has come for you to
sing your song, not the songs of your parents
or your teachers or your friends. Don't be
afraid of hitting a few false notes. We all
do. And don't worry about your song's
popularity. Some of the most beautiful songs
ever written have had small audiences.
Finally, and most important of all, love
God and your neighbors. If we believe only
in ourselves and live only for ourselves, we
are doomed to live shallow, empty and,
ultimately, lonely lives, and our songs
become noisy gongs and clanging cymbals.
But if we dedicate our lives to the service of
God and our neighbors, even the most simple
tasks become meaningful, our songs become
bri II iant and clear, and we are constantly
Opening chapel scene
Working with Robin Williams...
ecently, I was an extra in several scenes of Robin Williams' new
movie, Dead Poets Society. To be honest, I was expecting him to
be the stereotypical, condescending, Hollywood movie star type.
To my surprise, and much to my enjoyment, he began immediately with
the comedy routine. In between scene takes, he would perform for us,
the extras, as he would have for a standing-room-only crowd at the
Metropolitan Opera House. When he asked us questions, I hardly
thought he was interested in the answers. But again he proved my
preconceptions wrong, listening to what we had to say and even
laughing at our amateur attempts at humor. On screen, however, he was
very professional, never cracking a smile during the more serious parts
of the movie. I began to feel more comfortable with him as a person
and slowly the stereotype crumbled away.
As the filming advanced, I and the others working with me began to
see Mr. Williams less as a big star and more as a person with great
talent. Often I saw the weariness on his face as another long day of
filming came to a close. With the workday starting around six-thirty in
the morning and lasting until around eight or nine o'clock, we all were
tired by the end of the day. Rarely did he complain, however; and if he
did, it was always in the form of some humorous anecdote or cartoon
In retrospect, I think I identified with Mr. Williams most as a human
being, perceiving his humanity far beneath his lofty stature. We treated
him as a demi-god at first, not saying much in our awe; meanwhile, he
treated us as personal friends. As soon as the haze of stardom cleared
from our eyes, we saw that he was, in fact, just an ordinary guy. I
admire Robin Williams' accomplishments on stage and on the silver
screen, but most of all I admire his unique ability to shake off the
tempting, glamorous movie star role to which so many of his colleagues
-Wade Cooper '89
Filming the croquet game on the front lawn
Soccer scenes on SAS football field
A Distant Nostalgia: Dead Poets Society
A CRITICAL REVIEW BY DONNA KINNEY SPEERS
felt nostalgic returning to St. Andrew's after
seeing the uncut version of Dead Poets
Society in Philadelphia in early May. I
experienced a privileged immersion into the past
while walking the same hallowed halls appearing
in the film, some of them merely warehouse
creations. I also felt like an intruder. Re-entering
a bustling between-class shuffle in 1989 is like
breaking the spell Director Peter Weir casts in
Once again, Peter Weir has created a
visualistic feast in Dead Poets, making St.
Andrew's School a natural haven of mystery and
beauty. So many scenes leave a lasting image:
hooded boys framed in silhouette in a misty
dawn running off to their secret cave like
magical elves, a honey sky framing a slowmotion
soccer scene that moves like a golden
ballet, a stark winter landscape paving a snowy
carpet to the T-dock, or even the hauntingly
simple scene in the gym foyer when Robin
Williams, playing alumnus-turned-teacher John
Keating, takes his English class to a display case
full of old, posed photographs. Forcing the boys'
noses against the glass, Keating urges them to
gaze deeply into the faces of these Welton
Academy ghosts. Their lost faces drive home his
point: "carpe diem." For these faces, now
graduated and perhaps dead, once felt as
immortal as the boys do now. Beautiful camera
work by John Seale creates a montage of
reflection and facial gestures as the real boys and
their predecessors begin to merge. Weir injects a
kind of spirituality into this scene that will
intensify throughout the film, so that one already
feels the unusual connection among this odd
assortment of boys.
Weir delicately controls the atmosphere as the
film continues. Welton Academy, its oak-lined
walls, the imposing portraits, the stone-faced
teachers (especially the oldest graduate with his
frozen expression), create a stifling, enclosed,
intensely gloomy space. Even the windows are
clouded so that one can never quite delineate
what lies outside. At the same time, Weir uses
music as an injection of life that symbolizes the
Poets' pact. The bagpipe, an ancient, whining
voice of the past, contrasts sharply with the
energetic music which Weir attaches to Keating
and the boys. Keating becomes associated with
passionate classical music; he chooses
Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on the soccer field,
imploring his team to "feel the music." An
excitingly compelling and modernistic melody
becomes the theme for the Poets, heard for the
first time during the planning stages of their first
Dead Poets' meeting. Ironically, during this
musical sequence, as we see them charting their
expedition, they assume the same poses seen in
the dining room mural which depicts the
planning by the founders of the School. Weir
seems to suggest that their rebellion already is
defeated; they are destined to follow the paths of
entrenched tradition. This music hints at an
inevitable confrontation, even though we believe
the bagpipes will eventually win out.
Each scene away from the enclosed Welton is
like a breath of fresh air, wafting of other
possibilities. Knox's carefree bicycle ride
through a flock of geese, even his encounter with
the high school marching band, provide
necessary relief from the pressure-cooker of
Welton. Williams' humor, too, serves as a relief
to the serious and claustrophobic side of Welton.
Much like in Good Morning Vietnam, where his
hysterical monologues formed a striking contrast
to the harsh backdrop of a raging war, Williams'
timing and wit in Dead Poets contrast with the
serious issues of adolescence. In both films,
Williams enters a regimented, structured world
and attempts to infuse it with life and passion,
but in both cases the time honored tradition
triumphs, smoothing all the ripples in Williams'
wake. It is in the individual, not the institution
where Keating makes his greatest impression. In
Dead Poets the students' deep felt appreciation
manifests itself in the final classroom scene:
their towering figures upon the desks form a
monolithic statue erected in honor of Keating's
lasting influence, and in defiance of the
institution which has squelched his passion.
Never overdoing it, Williams is an attractive
and sympathetic character with whom we can
identify; as Keating, he is that unforgettable
teacher we have all had. And he proves that he
has a depth of feeling to match his surface
charm. When he coaxes a poem out of the
introverted Todd, it is not to embarrass him, but
rather to read deeper into Todd's soul. When our
own Matt Carey reads his shallow poem, Keating
makes us, and the class, not laugh at him, but
feel sorry for him for humiliating himself in
front of such a brilliant man-the way we feel
before a truly remarkable teacher.
One of the best treats in Dead Poets is the fine
acting of the young actors who play the students
in Keating's classroom. Neil, played by Robert
Sean Leonard, is a kind of foil for Williams.
Like Keating, Neil is a convincing leader; he
genuinely sparkles. One of the most magical
scenes in the film is when Neil consoles his
roommate Todd after Todd receives for his
birthday a desk set from his parents for the
second year in a row. Neil's eloquence and
charm as he makes an hysterical farce out of the
ridiculous situation-he heaves the desk set into
the garth-forges a deep brotherhood between
the two. On the other hand, we feel the tragedy
when Neil's charm goes mute, locked inside
himself, as it does in each encounter with his
father. Before his imposing and cruel father, the
artistic, dramatic Neil shrivels up; failing to see
a way to laugh at his own family foibles, Neil's
inner voice dies.
I was struck by the relevance of the Dead
Poets message to today, a strength enhanced by
the choice of a different era for its setting. The
film avoids being cl iche because it creates a
distance in time; by looking at life in the 1950s,
the viewer is forced to see the elemental sources
of conflict between the generations. We take a
new look at what has become clouded in the
complicated configurations of the modern family
1nd the confused relationships of youth with
Dead Poets is timeless, beautiful, artistic and
majestic. Its images are haunting; its strength is
in a devotion to art rather than commercial
success. Instead of employing the standard
formula for commercial success, Dead Poets
leaves behind car chases and violence for rare
and memorable frames that capture truth, relying
fully on Delaware beauty and a talented crop of
actors. It will earn a following by those who
appreciate quality filming, those who delight in
seeing what Peter Weir sees, those captivated by
Robin Williams' humor and pure talent. And for
those of you who have run in those morning
mists, have kicked a soccer ball before a
spectacular sunset, have made fresh tracks in a
rare Delaware snowfall, have studied poetry in
timeless, oak-trimmed classrooms with great
masters, you, too, will no doubt feel a strange
yet distant nostalgia for a place and ti me never
our St. Andrew's, yet drawing upon the
strengths, the power, the beauty of our St.
Andrew's all the time. 0
SAS' ers featured as extras in
Keating's classroom, Sam
Stegeman '9/ and Jason
Woody '9/, are joined by
Keating (Robin Williams)
and George Hopkins, played
bv Matt Carev '90.
Family and Friends Dedicate
The Kip duPont Boat House
Students line the steps and porch of the boat house for the dedication. Situated behind the porch on the second floor is a student game room.
The family and friends of Richard C. (Kippy) duPont, Jr. '55 gathered at S1. Andrew's in early May with the
faculty, students and trustees of the School to dedicate The Kip duPont Boat House, given in his name. A rower at
S1. Andrew's himself, Kip was an avid supporter of the School's crew program as an alumnus and trustee. After
his death in 1986, his family decided upon the construction of a new boat house at S1. Andrew's as a fitting
memorial to his love for the School and his boundless enthusiasm for sports and the outdoors.
Members of Kip duPont's family gather with School officials beside a row of
shells in the boat house. From L to R: Allaire, Heather, Lairsey, Ginny and
Caroline duPont; Headmaster Jon O'Brien; Felix duPont; Dan Burris, builder;
Dave Washburn, men's crew coach; Dick Meyer, architect. Missing from the
picture: Ashton Richards, varsity women's crew coach.
Photos by Eric Crossan
Right: Flanked by members of the men's and women's varsity crews, Henry
Herndon'48, President of the Board of Trustees, expresses thanks to the family
and friends of Kip duPont for the boat house given to the School.
Below: Rhododendrons, azaleas and dogwoods, planted by the VI Form as part
of their spring Arbor Day project, enhance the new boat house patio.
Below: Trustee Gardner Cadwalader '66 discusses
an architectural detail in one of the two storage
bays with boat house architect Richard Meyer.
You don't have to be in a
Wheelchair to be a 'Roll' Model
BY JENNY KERN '83
s. Kern, Ms. Kern," I heard Melissa
say as I rolled by. After a minute I
realized she was talking to me. Oh yes,
Jenny Kern: Faculty Intern. This acceptance of
my new name was one of the big changes in
returning to SAS. (I also earned the new
nickname "Hot Wheels.")
It is an overwhelming task to describe what it
is like to return to a place I love, six years after
leaving. It seems now that I was a wide eyed,
naive, young woman as I accepted my
congratulations and diploma and headed for what
was commonly referred to as the "real world." I
had and could have had no idea what was in
store for me; nobody ever does. I had never
heard the expression "temporarily able-bodied."
I grew in incredible ways! Not only did I
subscribe to the infamous "freshman 15"
(pounds, that is) at Wesleyan, I became
politically active, fell in love, rowed for four
seasons, discovered feminism, mourned what I
thought was the loss of SAS in my life, fell out
of love, learned to ski, tried out for a national
rowing team, embarked on an ill-fated trip to
California during which I broke my neck,
welcomed the love and support bestowed on me
by the ones I love (friends from SAS were
central), "rehabilitated" for nine months (always
keeping in mind that in a spinal cord injury,
"recovery is what we want, rehabilitation is what
we get"), rode an emotional and physical
rollercoaster, transferred to Barnard College, saw
as many Broadway shows as affordable, fell in
love (again), traveled to Jamaica, relearned to
swim and sail and, of course, to drive (Maude is
the name of my wonderful van), and finally
graduated in December of '88.
The new year brought me south of New York
City (it seemed like a million miles) to beautiful
St. Andrew's, where I was to assistant teach
along side Tad Roach and teach a senior seminar
in the spring. I also had miscellaneous duties
such as co-coaching the novice boys crew,
helping with the Human Potential course and
assisting with the Bulletin.
So how was the return' It was much smoother
and more fun than I could have imagined. My
fears of being the sole wheelchair user on
campus diminished quickly. It was not only that I
was immediately greeted upon my arrival by the
0'Briens and other friendly faces, or that the
students and faculty were warm and welcoming,
or that Davey Staats and crew put up the best
ramps ever seen, or that my housemates
(including the kittens) were so great, it was that I
fell in love with teaching.
To my surprise, teaching came pretty naturally
to me. My anticipated sweaty palms and
cracking voice never materialized. I found myself
instead relaxed to the point where I could enjoy
what the students had to say. (I thank Tad Roach
for giving me confidence.) Also, to my relief,
my disability was not a hindrance to me or my
students in the classroom. After all, we were all
sitting down. As far as my own teaching style, I
found myself relying on my personal experience
as a St. Andrew's graduate, as a woman, as a
person with a disability, as a Kern, as a college
graduate, to try to relate to the literature and to
my students. It was then that I realized, we are
all potential teachers-teachers of our own
experience. For example, I had the unique
opportunity to teach many brave students and
faculty how to carry my wheelchair up and down
the Chapel stairs (with me in it), and the students
teach me new things every day.
Circumstances such as an injury or the death
of a person we love will surely give us some
insight into life's complexities, which hopefully
we can share with others. Whether we call
ourselves teachers or not, to teach in the
classroom or not, our lives inevitably are
examples to those around us. For those of us
who have had the benefit of good, if not
excellent educations (including SAS, of course),
we have the responsibility to be teachers-to
teach what we know, such as an awareness of
people di fferent from and perhaps less fortunate
than ourselves. We also have an obligation to
serve as role models for those coming up after us.
In my years at St. Andrew's I learned an
immense amount, but I learned more than
calculus, French, "Sacey," Engl ish, how to row,
etc. SAS strengthened my readiness for what lay
ahead in my life and helped me to develop the
skills to cope and the patience to share with
others. I learned to be tough, on and off the
water. I am grateful that I have had the
opportunity to "come home" to St. Andrew's.
On Returning...To Welton
Wielding my tool belt, I head for Founders' Hall to unlock
whatever rooms we will be using that day.
BY PLUMMY TUCKER '83
s I sit and reflect on my time with Dead
Poets Society, I realize, again, how much
people have to do with my enjoyment and
quality of life. For me, interaction with people
whose company I enjoy enhances that process. I
was lucky enough to meet and work with those
kinds of people on the film, just as I had as a
student at St. Andrew's.
My time as a St. Andrew's student began in
1981 with Jenny Kern befriending me, a
disoriented fifth former, and escorting me to my
first volleyball practice. She quickly became one
of many new friends I would make during the
series of daily experiences which formed my two
years at the School.
One hot, late summer day in 1988, Jenny and
I returned to St. Andrew's to visit with old
friends and make arrangements for her semester
of teaching at the School. Apparently, we were
told, St. Andrew's was to be transformed into
Welton Academy, a Hollywood version of a
',taunch, New England, all boys boarding school.
As Jenny and I drove back up the New Jersey
Turnpike, thoughts of this film would not leave
my mind. I finally decided that I should express
my interest in working on the project, perhaps as
a liaison between the production company and
the School. The next thing I knew I was asking
"What will I be doing exactly')" "Plummy, your
guess is as good as mine," was the answer from
One not-so-warm fall day in 1988, I arrived at
"Welton Academy." Well, it wasn't Welton yet.
Jon O'Brien introduced me to Mike Meehan, the
location manager who had been sent out to look
for a "Welton" and had found St. Andrew's.
Mike explained basically how film production
worked and gave me hints on how to get the job
done and maybe even keep my sanity. Just as
Jenny had helped ease me into the St. Andrew's
family with all of its rules and traditions, Mike
cleared a path into this bizarre new world of
"Dead Poets Society."
There would be hundreds of questions that
needed answering, Mike warned, "And everyone
will want their answers yesterday. Don't panic,
just try to get back to them as soon as possible,"
He laughed ... I tried not to panic.
So I was given two phones and a tilting trailer
'0 put them in. Then they started ringing. And
ringing. And ringing. Someone in L.A. needed
clearance on paintings that would be seen in the
dining room sequence, did I know who to
contact ... Construction wanted to come by
tomorrow and take off a classroom door to put
the hinges on the other side, was that OK ...
Set dressing would be coming by this afternoon
to cover the blackboards with older-looking
greenboards, would I be around to show them
which were the proper rooms ... Casting was
wondering how many of the SAS boys lived in
the area and would be available to work as
"extras" in the shooting over the vacations---did
I know ... Peter Weir wanted to give Robin
Williams and the boys a walking tour of St.
Andrew's on Wednesday, could I help take them
around Things were off to a roaring start. What
would it be like when the shooting got
The countdown was on. There were more and
more people from the production company down
each day. At the end of an afternoon of relaxed,
pre-production second unit shooting (when a
fraction of the crew assembles to gather
atmospheric shots that don't require the whole
cast and crew), I was standing around with some
St. Andrew's and "Dead Poets" people and
someone mentioned the amazing mist they had
seen on Noxontown Pond that morning. "Yeah, I
saw it, too; it was gorgeous," I said. You could
see the gears turning in Director Peter Weir's
brain, "Mist, .. " The next morning I was out
in the dark with my watch, timing how long the
mist lasted, as the sun rose over Middletown,
A film is the illusion of
ultimate glamor, created in
the most unglamorous manner
"6: 16 to 7:45, that's about all the time you'll
have to shoot it," I reported back. "We'll be
there tomorrow morning at 5:30 to set up," they
replied. "And Plummy, if we get up at 4 a.m.
and get there and there's no mist ... it'll be
your dead body in the pond." If I'd only known
that I was to be responsible for weather, I would
have majored in environmental studies instead of
English. Well, as it happened, the weather
changed. The next morning we all stood and
watched the sun rise over a crystal-clear
Noxontown Pond. Now the English major would
be of some use if I could think of an eloquent
sentence to keep myself from being hurled into
the water by sleepy assistant directors. They
pardoned me, thought it was my job to make
things run smoothly on location at St. Andrew's
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Amy Wilson '89
he SAS Concert Choir spent ten
exhilerating days in March touring and
singing through England. Along with their
director, Marc Cheban, faculty members Ashton
Richards and Alice Ryan joined the group of 16
Marc reports: "The Concert Choir's trip to
England this spring was distinguished by
dramatic contrasts. The recitals in magnificent
centuries-old cathedrals were juxtaposed with
'down-home' concerts in small towns, schools,
and pubs. One morning after we sang in a
smoke-filled local miners' recreation hall, our
voices filled the stunning York Minster. Another
morning we presented a full recital in Lincoln
Cathedral, then stopped by the gigantic Belvoir
Castle to visit and sing only one number in the
intimate chapel. In Canterbury we sang a full
recital at nine in the morning and at eleven
o'clock we were singing to an entire school of
eight to eleven year olds, who greeted us like
visiting rock stars (complete with autograph
"None of us will forget our final dinner in
London at the Samuel Pepy's restaurant. During
the evening, we were called upon to sing three
times. With coats in hand and waving good-bye,
our last song was accompanied by the applause
and cheers of our new friends."
• • •
arl Walker '90 reached the pinnacle of
Delaware high school wrestling last
February when he dethroned 1988 State
Champ, Jeff DelliCompagni of William Penn
High School, to become the 1989 State
Champion. Finishing the season with a 24-0
record, Earl was elected the outstanding wrestler
in both the St. Andrew's Tournament and the
Independent Schools Tournament.
A Middletown resident who used to frequent
SAS wrestling practices when he was in
elementary school, Earl is the first St. Andrew's
wrestler since Bret Wilson '83 to win a state
title, and is the first wrestler under his coach,
Ashton Richards, to win a State Championship.
Earl, a fifth former, will have a chance to
become a repeat champion next year, the first
time that could happen at St. Andrew's since
Gardner Cadwalader '66 won back-to-back titles
in 1965 and 1966.
Earl began wrestling with the Middletown
Wrestling Club at the age of seven under Fred
Carpenter, now his assistant coach at SAS. In his
three years at St. Andrew's, Earl has wrestled in
three di fferent weight classes-I 12 as a
freshman, 130 as a sophomore, and 145 as a
junior. His overall record in those three years is
78-4; he is the 42nd State Champion in St.
Last June, Earl qualified for the National
Tournament, sponsored by the Amateur Athletic
Union in Indianapolis. Using the freestyle and
greco-roman style, he won the National
Championship for his age group in the 149.5 lb.
class in both divisions.
"Earl has been a big boost for our program,"
said Coach Richards. "The other kids rally
around him. They feed off him. He's a big
inspiration and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the
• • •
his June the SAS crew will help Henley
celebrate its 150th anniversary when the
men's varsity crew and their coach, Dave
Washburn, travel to England. Their three-week
tour will be punctuated by three challenging
races. Their first race will be the Marlow
Regatta, a dressed-up affair in the lovely town of
Marlow. Dave describes this race as a "mini
Henley." Then it is on to the much more relaxed
Redding Town Regatta, where bystanders walk
across a meadow to perch themselves on a
muddy river bank. What makes this race unique
is that the crew must row through a set of locks
to get to and from the starting point. Finally,
they will move on to the prestigious and world
famous Henley races. We all wish them luck!
• • •
ne of Philadelphia's cultural treasures,
The Philadelphia Dance Company, who
call themselves PHILADANCO,
performed on stage at SAS in mid-February for
the students and greater Middletown community
in celebration of Black History month. It was an
even ing of extraordinary jazz, neo-c1assical and
• • •
very day was "A rbor Day" for
Headmaster Jon O'Brien and the seven
students who dug, planted and cleared as
an afternoon independent project this past
spring. After purchasing 5,000 evergreens and
hardwoods from the state forestry service, Jon
and fifth former Greg Rhodes organized their
crew and headed out to Silver Lake Road where
they planted one- and one-and-one-half-foot
seedlings including spruce, white pine, Japanese
black pine, tulip poplar and walnut. Their
purpose was to create a 50-foot-wide hedgerow
which will form a natural barrier between school
property and an eastern Middletown shopping
center development. They also cleared some of
the lingering damage from last June's tornado.
• • •
pril 14th was Career Night for the Sixth
Form, an annual event sponsored by the
Alumn i Office, that allows students to get
honest information directly from the source
SAS alumni in the job market. Ashton Richards,
Director of Alumni Activities and organizer of
the event, remarked that it gave the students a
"window to what is going on in the real world."
Five alumni served on the panel: Bill Howard
'52, orthopedic surgeon in sport's medicine,
Lory Peck '68, social worker, John Seabrook
'76, writer for The New Yorker. Beth Halsted '77,
director of volunteer services for a hospital, and
Kate Rentschler '81, press secretary for Florida
Senator Connie Mack.
"One of the most valuable messages imparted
by the panel," said Ashton, "is that students
should take the time to see what is around before
choosing a career track." Ashton attributed the
success of Career Night to an alumni full of
"talented people who are willing to take the time
to share not only how they got to where they are
today, but the personal experiences along the
• • •
resented on the stage of the Everett Theatre
in Middletown, the School's spring
production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
used much of the same set Disney Studios used
for their filming of the same Shakespeare play in
Dead Poets. Most of the original construction
was done by a student crew from SAS.
• • •
Bi II Carpenter
Kcri Advocate '9 J
ith hopes of encouraging minority
alumni to keep in touch with the
School, St. Andrew's hosted a Black
Alumni Weekend last April. According to Tad
Roach, who proposed the program and hopes to
keep it alive in years to come, "the weekendlong
meeting recognizes the unique challenges
and pressures minority kids face. Hearing from
those who have been through the SAS and
college experiences can only be beneficial to our
present minority group." Through a series of
informal and structured meetings, the group
worked with faculty members and present
minority students to review the state of minority
life at the School and to offer suggestions on how
to improve the minority experience at St.
Andrew's. Together for the weekend were: Tom
Hooper '71, Jonathan Banks '88, Everett McNair
'73, Jason Gardner '87, Joan Dickerson '76,
Preston Gazaway '71 and Jim Sumler '71.
edication of the Davis Washburn Shell:
Men's crew coach Dave Washburn
christens the new men's shell given in his
name as members of the crew look on. Parents
of a dozen current and former rowers raised the
funds for the new shell and were on hand for the
• • •
he maintenance and housekeeping staff at
St. Andrew's will never be accused of
sleeping on the job; if anything they might
be walking, running or cycling! Thanks to Wally
Williams" Director of the Physical Plant, and
Elliott McBride, Business Manager, four o'clock
has become a time to get into motion, not just
for the athletic teams, but also for the SAS
employees. Wally, who has always run to keep in
shape, and Elliott, who is very health conscious,
decided that if their employees are in shape they
are more apt to feel better; that sense of wellbeing
is bound to carry into their work. So, for
twenty minutes of every day, work stops and the
workout begins. Each employee's blood pressure
and pulse rate are closely monitored; Wally
keeps a chart so everyone can keep track of his/
her own progress and increased fitness. While
the program is voluntary, an enthusiastic 90% of
all employees have joined the daily workout,
many choosing to jog or cycle.
• • •
ews of former faculty and friends: Bob
Dobson, former Director of Admissions
and Chairman of the History Department,
died in January. Jon O'Brien writes: "Those of
us who knew Bob remember him as an
exceptionally thoughtful and cultured person ...
His apartment was always open to students, and
his advisees were the best fed students in
School." Tom Heise and Karinne Tong Heise,
former SAS faculty and coaches write from
Deerfield Academy where they are teaching
(Tom, history; Karinne, English), working in the
dorm and coaching (Tom, soccer; Karinne,
squash and tennis). According to Tom, "Karinne
and I couldn't be happier. .. " Len and Barb
Dwinnell, former teachers and coaches at SAS,
are'keeping busy with their two children, Jessie
and Kyra, in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Barb
writes: "Len continues to enjoy his
woodworking. In the 'off-hours,' he has been
busy building onto our house." Austin Ginn
died last November. During his more than forty
years of service at St. Andrew's, he wore many
hats. He was a groundsman who worked with
Mr. Pell during the original planning of the
School's front drive. He also worked with
housekeeping, maintenance, the gym and the
School bank. He retired as the School's store
manager. On April 21, Diane Veci and Howard
Fraker became the proud parents of an 8-pound,
8-l/2 ounce baby daughter, Gwen Ucci Fraker.
I \\\" 1'1. \"
Perpetuating Our Lovely Green Canopy
The St. Andrew's campus was not always covered with beautiful, majestic trees. Early photos of the newly
constructed original wing of Founders' Hall presented a fairly barren landscape.
But, thanks to the foresight and effort of founding Headmaster Walden Pell, and others of his era, we
today enjoy magnificent varieties of oak, poplar, sycamore and other species bordering the entrance drive
and shading the buildings.
Nature has its cycles, however. In recent years, many of the great old trees have not only matured but, in
some cases, declined. A small tornado which hit the campus last June, ripping limbs and felling a number
of our huge old trees, provided another reminder that our lovely trees would not last forever.
In response to the situation, the Board of Trustees has initiated the "Big Tree Project." Working with W.
Gary Smith, landscape architect with the South Street Design Company in Philadelphia, and with leadership
from Hick Rowland '58, the School has developed a plan to plant new trees over a period of years to assure
the continuation of the wonderful canopy which graces much of the School. Gary Sm ith 's plan articulates
traditional landscape themes and principles to guide us in the selection of planting sites and species.
Early results of the plan's implementation are encouraging. The classes of 1987 and 1988 have made gifts
)f 8-10 maples and oaks which are beginning to flourish along the entrance lane. Other groups have
expressed interest in planting projects. With efforts such as these, the beautiful legacy passed to us from
Waldy Pell and others will be renewed and live on for the enjoyment of those who follow many years from
Elliott McBride, Business Manager
family: Leigh. Ann.
Michael and Rob
St. Andrean Duncan Holcomb
and South African Rob
teaching and coaching duties
and return to their own schools
with fresh perspectives.
Duncan Holcomb, SAS English teacher,
exchanged places with South African English
teacher Robert Campbell-Atkins, beginning a
relationship between SAS, the Episcopal Diocese
of Delaware and the Anglican Diocese of South
Africa. This past winter Duncan and Rob's
exchange began the program which will later
involve SAS alumni; Leeanna Varga '87 and
Becky Wendell '89 will be at St. Mark's in
South Africa for a year starting next fall.
The exchange was formed after Bishop Cabell
Tennis (Trustee of St. Andrew's) expressed his
wish that SAS begin a teacher exchange with a
South African Anglican school. Last year, Nan
Mein, the Chair of the History Department, and
Bishop Tennis traveled to Pretoria and met with
the heads of three Anglican schools. At that time
Nan served as St. Andrew's ambassador, making
contact and establishing tentative exchange
Nan's trip was followed by a visit to SAS from
Ronald Todd, Head of St. Alban's College, a
secondary school outside Pretoria. They shared
files of interested teaching candidates with Jon
O'Brien and met with Duncan Holcomb to
explain his possible role at St. Alban's.
St. Alban's College is an all-male school with
350 boarding and day students in grades eight
through twelve. It sets itself apart from other
private schools by accepting black students, a
practice which is technically illegal. The school
also buses in black students from the townships
for afternoon tutoring.
Rob Campbell-Atkins approached the exchange
as an opportunity to look at the teaching
methods in U.S. schools, especially those
methods that encourage students to read. He also
wanted to study computer education and the
influence of television and video on students.
Rob, his wife Ann and their two children,
Michael and Leigh, took over Duncan's
apartment in the rafters of Voorhees. They were
greeted as welcome members of the SAS family,
and besides a difficult adjustment to a Delaware
February (St. Alban's has approximately 320
days of summer a year) and Duncan's unreliable
'68 Plymouth (Ann was stranded on the outskirts
of Middletown when Duncan's car decided to
quit), it was a smooth transition.
As Rob followed Duncan's duties throughout
their stay, including IV Form boys' dorm,
weekend duties, and three English classes (Iv' V
& VI), he was struck by both the basic likeness
of the two schools and their vast differences.
"The basic principles of education and the
molding of young people into responsible adults
in a Christian school setting struck me as being
remarkably similar," said Rob. But he noted a
striking informality in the relationships here that
contrasts with his home environment. "I enjoyed
the relaxed, easy friendliness of St. Andrew's,"
he remarked, an attitude that carried into the
classroom. "I will take back with me another
way of teaching English-a less formal,
discussion-type approach. "
Meanwhile, as you will see in the following
letter, received by his comrads at SAS, Duncan
was making observations of his own. Instead of
car trouble, Duncan found cat trouble; replacing
the St. Andrew's chapel bells were the St.
Alban's cuckoo birds, and Delaware's February
cabin fever became South Africa's garden fever.
Duncan Holcomb Writes From
St. Alban's School,
Pretoria, South Mrica
South Africa is fabulously beautiful. It contains
just about every kind of terrain you can
imagine-lush farmland, arid desert much like
the American southwest, beautiful mountain
ranges, incredible beaches (with incredibly cold
water), and the wild veld of the east, "Where
The Animals Are." The climate is ideal. The
temperature this summer has gotten up there, but
the dry air makes things seem downright cool
compared to the sticky Delaware summers. On
most days there is a cooling rain in the late
afternoon. Sometimes when sunbathing I have
been drenched by a sudden cloudburst as the sun
cheerfully continues to shine.
There is an amazing variety of plant and bird
life. Like the English, South Africans love their
gardens, and here at St. Alban's almost every
inch of space is immaculately manicured, and
planted with beautiful flowers and monstrous
ferns. I have really enjoyed my own large and
very private garden. I never thought I would
enjoy watching birds, but some of them are so
striking, with iridescent colors and huge plumes
and wild beaks. On the game reserve, the birds
were more amazing than the big animals. There
is a beautiful cuckoo that lives in a tree outside
my window at St. Alban's and wakes me up
every morning with a sound exactly like a
cuckoo clock. But he never sings two or ten
o'clock. It's usually something like a hundred
and fifty-seven o'clock. Then, just when I start
to fall back to sleep again, one of the Campbell
Atkins' twenty-pound cats comes in and tries to
lie on my face.
There is very little sign of legislated apartheid.
I'm sure there are "Whites Only" signs around,
but I haven't seen one yet. Most of the blacks
here seem just to take their second-class status as
a given, almost as if they feel they are beyond
self-government. And, in a way, they are. The
ignorance, primitiveness and subservience of the
working blacks is kind of shocking. With one or
two exceptions, all the intelligent and "upwardly
mobile" blacks I have met are under the age of
18. The rest have only a few years of education,
and work for next to nothing. Asnat, the woman
who cleans my flat, works for 1I rand a day
(about $4.50). The blacks who work around the
school say "Good morning, master" as they pass
you on a path, which is really kind of troubling,
as you can imagine. None of the blacks I have
met in the Transvaal has expressed any real
dissatisfaction with his lot, or has any ideas
about how he can change it. I've heard there are
"hotbeds of dissent" outside of Grahamstown,
Johannesburg and elsewhere, but I haven't seen
them. On at least two occasions I have ridden
with wealthy whites in a Mercedes through large
crowds of slowly moving blacks. You'd think
they would jeer and throw things at this symbol
of everything they can't have. But they look and
smile and wave.
There are a number of "enlightened" whites
here who are committed to changing things. Two
particularly impressive men are the Bishop and
Archdeacon of Pretoria. I went with them early
one Sunday morning to the installation of a
young black priest in a new parish in the
homeland of Bophuthatswana. This new church
was packed, and I sat there in a moving sea of
people, feeling oh-so-very-white. The service
lasted four hours. The Bishop confirmed about
70 people. It was a Sung Eucharist-we sang at
every opportunity, and the singing was
marvellous, ranging from African tunes to
American soul to traditional Anglican hymns.
This bishop was amazing-a white man
completely at home in this environment,
preaching in fluent Sotho, dancing with
parishioners in the aisles. The church was new,
but it was already too small for its congregation.
The day is coming when Africa will be sending
missionaries to America and Europe. I hope they
treat us better than ours treated them.
I've also met a good number of
"unenlightened" whites, who see the blacks as
servants at best, and as animals at worst. It never
ceases to amaze me how some of these guys can
argue that they would be so much better off
without the blacks. Few whites have ever done a
day of manual labor in their lives and wouldn't
know how to start. The blacks build their homes,
do their dishes, tend their gardens-and then are
berated for being lazy. I took the slow train (26
hours) from Cape Town to Pretoria in January
and ate lunch with a grizzled old man who left
Rhodesia shortly before it became Zimbabwe.
With a mouth full of potatoes, he explained how
lazy and untrustworthy all blacks really are.
They'll steal anything if you give them the
chance, he said-then got up and snuck out of
the dining car without paying for his meal. That
trip I shared a tiny sleeping compartment with
five young Cape Town policemen going to
Pretoria to train in anti-terrorist tactics. These
guys ran around wearing only shorts and gun
holsters, drinking their 98-pound weight in beer,
cursing and laughing horribly and pointing their
guns at terrified little black kids on the boarding
platforms. It is on men such as these that the
security of the nation depends.
This is very much a traditional
English boarding school, replete
with cricket, tea, "caning" for
naughty boys, and very distinct
divisions between the
underformers, the faculty, and
Somehow I am struck by the similarities and
differences between St. Alban's and St.
Andrew's. This is very much a traditional
Engl ish boarding school, replete with cricket,
tea, "caning" for naughty boys, and very distinct
divisions between the underformers, the
"matrics" (seniors-matriculants), the faculty,
and the headmaster. I haven't taught Form One
boys (eighth grade) in a long time-they're tiny
and eager and cute. Every Form One boy is a·
kind of servant to a matric. He's called a
"fag"-surely one of the ugliest words in our
language-and the matric is called a
"fagmaster." The Form Ones are busy from the
Continued on Page 20
Weimuka! Wako kaka Margy!
Excerpts from Margy Horan's Letters
from Eastern zaire
Edited by her father, Hume Horan '51
After intensive study of the Shaba language,
Margy Horan '83 arrived in the village of
Kasinge in Eastern Zaire in early January, 1989,
to work on an AID-agricultural project under the
auspices of the Peace Corps. Her hut (thatched
roof, no water or electricity) is some 100 yards
from the Zaire River where she bathes. The
nearest other Westerner, is 35 kilometers
October 20, 1988---Bukavu Guess what I did
this weekend Eight other people and I went to
see the gorillas! We left at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday
in a Toyota pickup truck and drove an hour to get
to the park/reserve. There we ... picked up four
guides and proceeded to the place where (you)
enter the forest. One guide had a gun and the
other three had machetes. We hiked through the
rain forest and marshy grasses and found the
gorillas in about half an hour. When we got near
the gorillas, the guides told us to be very quiet
and stay behind them at all times (there was one
guide who stayed in the rear). He said if the
gorilla charges you that you should not run away
(Sure! Whatever you say!) but should stand still
and close together. About one minute after that a
huge silverback male came bolting out of the
bushes towards us making barking and growling
noises like a dog with a deep voice. He came
tearing towards us to within four feet and
stopped. We were terrified. I actually thought he
might attack us. Then when he stopped, the
guide said we should quickly take our pictures. I
hope mine came out despite my shaking (ed.
photos OK, not blurry).
November 6, 1988 After six weeks of French
immersion, my French is okay and I'm fairly
comfortable in it. Last week was our village
"sortie." (It) was actually really fun. We were in
a village in the Eastern part of the country near
the border of Burundi. The village is called
Kabera Goolui and is in the Rift Valley near the
Ruzizi River. We drove there crammed in the
back of a truck with all our junk piled in and
tied on. We arrived and were mobbed by all the
children, and adults, too, actually. They showed
us to the mud huts we would stay in and the
latrine we would be using ....The first day we
went to the river and bathed in it, since it was
fast moving and we thought there wouldn't be a
risk of Bilharzia We really did have a
wonderful time I also helped a woman plant
her field of manioc, beans and corn ... The
village was quite advanced agriculturally but not
I've learned I'm going to Shaba and .
couldn't be happier about my assignment to
be pioneering a new area for the Peace Corps.
I'm really excited about it and now I know I'm
sure about this whole adventure.... We'll be
spread about three villages in Central Shaba ...
it will be isolated ... about every three months
we go to the city of Lubumbashi. Tomorrow we
start Kiluba (Shaba language).
January 15, 1989-Kasinge I'm sitting here
by the side door of my house on Sunday
morning. I'm munching fried caterpillars while I
write this letter. They are squishy, but their heads
are crunchy. I'm about to go to church; they just
rang the bell. The third time they ring you're
supposed to go. Everyone here is really nice.
The people keep bringing me gifts-so far I've
received 2 eggs, lots of tomatoes, 3 huge
pumpkin-like squash that are yummy, one
catfish-like fish, manioc flour, Iinga-linga
(amaranth leaves), manioc tubers and
caterpillars. I don't think I'll go hungry anyway.
... My house is really nice. I can see the Zaire
River from where I'm sitting ... I've been told
the water is schisto-free, so I've been bathing
there. They say the crocs and hippos are further
downstream-I hope so.... I haven't spoken
English to anyone for a week.... I've been
speaking Kiluba and French some.
P.S. I just got back from church. It was really
pretty cool, all in Swahili and Kiluba.... At
the end they asked me to stand up, and they
played a song on one of the guitars and drums
and sang to welcome me. Then the chief started
clapping, so everyone did.
January 25, 1989 ... after I had finished
eating (we) sat around talking on my mat outside
the door. All of a sudden (someone) yelled
"Nyoka!" That is "snake" in all the Bantu
languages. I jumped up off the mat and ran in
the opposite direction in my socks. The snake
was a 3-foot-long cobra, which was only about
two yards from where we were sitting. (One
person) started throwing bricks at it, while I
stood yelling "Nyoka!" The neighbors came
running over and they killed it by my garden.
... That's the third snake I've seen here in
... A man the other day in Nsuya, actually
the pastor of the church, asked me for food
money. He does not look like he needs it, to be
honest, so I told him that he was fatter than I
was and should, therefore, give me food money.
We both laughed and I left-hopefully no hard
January 29, 1989 After being issued my
bicycle in nearby Kabalo, I rode back to Kasinge
on it-about 36 km.... (made a quick stop in
the village of Nsuya to say "Hi!" to the chief
and some other village bigwigs. Quite the
diplomat. I got home and everyone was yelling
"Weimuka! Wako kaka Margy!" ("Hi! Hello
sister Margy!).... I went to wash in the river;
it felt great after my sweaty ride. Tomorrow I'm
going to go out in a pirogue to the other side to
check it out and see the field of a guy who wants
to plant soya....
Febraury 9, 1989 Yesterday I got up at 5 a.m.
so that I could ride to a village 24 kilometers
away to plant a manioc essai (test). I ... made
good time, arriving at Nzovu (the village means
"elephant" in Kiluba) The road was pretty
bad from the rain The bike stopped
completely in the middle of a large mud puddle .
. . . It tipped over.... Anyway, the manioc
essai went well. We planted 9 varieties including
local in three randomized repetitions. Each plot
was 10m x 18m. Actually, it was more of a
case of supervision.... The kids actually
planted while we corrected things.... When we
finished we went to the directeur's house for
lunch.... We hadfufu (ed: a manioc, like
mashed potatoes), fish, plantains, rice and
squash. Either I'm getting used to the foods or I
was famished, but it was delicious.
(Later, while in nearby Kabalo)
I waited ... amidst a gathering of children
(mostly) and some adults. I overheard someone
say in Kiluba to someone else, "Is she a
woman'" The someone else would say, "Yes, but
she's wearing pants." ... I heard this about five
more times until I finally yelled out "Ndi mwana
mukaji, ke mwana mjluma!" (I am a woman,
not a man!) They were all surprised that I spoke
Kiluba. Lately, my Kiluba has improved, and I
can tell what people are saying about me....
Tomorrow (I'm) planting a rice nursery and
measuring the fields in Nzovu. We'll transplant
my tomatoes and cabbage and work around the
house. It's coming along and will be really cute.
I'm going to make curtains and pillowcases out
of Zairian cloth and whitewash the walls inside. I
now have a huge set of shelves so all my stuff
isn't all over the floor. I planted banana trees last
week, and I still want to plant some sort of hedge
about my yard to keep people from wandering up
from all directions to look in my windows.
One other thing. I cut my hair yesterday. It's a
little crooked but I've paid for worse haircuts. I
sound pretty gritty and peace corpsy, don't I
Who would have ever believed it. ... ! 0
Ari Ellis '89 rowing in SAS
Trading PlaceS-continued from Page 17
moment they wake up to the moment they go to
sleep, and they go through the day with great
energy and cheerfulness. For the boarding boys
the day often starts at 6:00 a.m. with the running
of "bounds"-a three-kilometer jog around the
boundaries of the school. I ran with them once
just for the experience. It was simply more fun
than I ever hope to have again.
The boys are generally quite friendly and
deferential, though perhaps not as mature as
American students. They stand when you walk
into the classroom or simply walk by, and "sir"
you to death. I don't think I've been called by
my name once-it's just "sir." The boys don't
quite know what to make of me. They often look
at me strangely when I grab them playfully or
kid around. When it finally dawns on them that
I've made a joke their eyes grow large with
recognition: "Oh! Oh yes, sir. Very good. sir!"
Their misconceptions about American life are
almost as horrific as ours about them. They
seem to think that most Americans are just filthy
rich, and that you need a gun or switchblade to
survive in our schools. Though the "Albanians"
are not armed, I've found teaching here a little
more difficult. There are usually about 25 boys
to a class, and I have four separate class
preparations daily. All classes are taught in an
outrageously long morning-from 7:40 a.m. to
I:50 p.m. The boys are not terribly contributive
or inquisitive, so I end up spending a good part
of the class lecturing. My greatest teaching
experience thus far has been "upgrading"
teaching a class of mat ric boys and girls from
black public schools around Pretoria. These
pupils want to get every academic edge they can
on the way (hopefully) to a university, so they go
to their own schools during the day and then are
bussed to St. Alban's in the late afternoon. I
teach a class of 37 blacks, ranging in age from
17 to 22. They look up to me like I'm their
ticket out of the ghetto-I've never felt more
motivated or energized to teach a class in my
life. It's a great temptation to lock the door for a
week and teach them Everything I Know. They
are very curious about American life and were
amazed when I told them that many St.
Andrew's students have their own computers.
One of the boys said he'd like to have one for
himself. I jokingly said I would send him one
when I got back to the States. The students
laughed, but after class this boy came forward
and solemnly handed me his address.
But it is the faculty here at St. Alban's that
has made my stay most worthwhile. They work
very long days and understand the importance of,
shall we say, "creative recreation." There is a
beautiful little pub-like building with a thatched
roof called the Weatherston, where the bachelors
meet every weeknight for drinks and dinner.
There is also a nice new building overlooking the
cricket fields called the Pavilion, where Old
Boys, faculty members and friends meet every
Friday night for what becomes a considerable
party. I have come under the particularly
insidious influence of one Des Webster, the
Ocshe House tutor, who moved here in the
Campbell-Atkins' flat with me soon after the
year started. Together Des and I have hosted a
couple of epic "braais" (barbeques) and parties.
The cats treat both of us with a healthy
Two years of military service is compulsory
for all white South African men, and Des is
finishing his second year. In all this time in the
Army, Des has played cricket and field hockeythat's
basically it. If it rains, he comes home
early. Living here at St. Alban's he's technically
AWOL, but no one on the base seems to know or
care. It's a strange setup--I don't think Des has
carried a gun yet. When the ANC invades, I
expect Des will bludgeon them with his cricket
Everyone here has been great about asking me
to join them wherever they go. I've been to
Durban and the beaches of the Indian Ocean,
Cape Town (the most beautiful city I've ever
seen) and Cape of Good Hope, the parched
deserts of the Karoo, played blackjack in the
decadent casinos of Sun City, watched the South
African heavyweight champion defend his title
(against a Virginian), set off a dynamite blast in
the world's largest diamond mine (Premier
Mine-where the Cullinan diamond was found),
and seen Johnny Clegg at the Coliseum in
Jo'Burg (an interesting mix of African township
music and rock-n-roll). But the high point so far
was definitely the weekend on the private game
farm in the Lowveld, next to the Kruger National
After a slow start, when I wondered what in
the world I'd gotten myself into, the days have
rushed by. The whole experience in some strange
way is greater than the sum of its parts. It's so
unsett) ing to leave 30 years of a constructed self
behind, and to start all over again with people
who don't know you from Adam. It's really an
experience of liberation. There's nothing more
cleansing and stimulating than being put offbalance,
unable to rely on habits and
understandings you've depended on all your life
long. Though the strangeness is found mainly in
the little things, the cumulative effect is
tremendous-hearing new bird calls, listening to
so many different languages, seeing strange
constellations in the evening sky. It's both
unsettling and alluring. Still, I think I need to
get back soon. I'm starting to like these cats.
February 26, 1989
WELTON Continued from Page II
admitting that perhaps weather control was a
little too much to demand. I thought they were
being kind, but later realized that they had
merely been saving me for other more difficult
tasks when the shooting began.
On a typical day of shooting, the trucks pull
into the driveway somewhere between 5 and 6
a.m. I have been awakened, probably fifteen
minutes earlier, by my alarm, and am searching
for my coat and hat as I see the headlights of the
first truck pass by my window.
Wielding my tool belt, I head for Founders'
Hall to unlock whatever rooms we will be using
that day. Then I head for the gym to unlock the
"dressing" and "wardrobe" rooms of the dayanything
from the dance studio to the Cameron
Room. By this time someone has opened the
camera truck, and I stop by to pick up a walkietalkie.
This I mount in its holster on my belt,
along with my keys, beeper and perhaps my
camera, all slung across my shoulder. I feel like
Rambo, ready to attack the day. Just then the
cast and crew buses pull up and the activity
really begins. And so, eighty-odd people go to
work for about 12 hours to create what will
eventually amount to around two minutes of the
final film. This daily pattern was repeated for
the better part of three months until what at first
had seemed like hectic chaos became second
I learned many things working on Dead Poets
(I suspect, you can work just as hard, or harder,
on a lousy film as you do on a great one -either
way, standing up for fourteen hours a day makes
your feet swell), but what I found most
fascinating was the colossal amount of effort,
money and time that goes into creating this
entity, for lack of a better word, which will, if it
is successful, fill a mere two hours of the
public's recreation time. It makes money, of
course, but still it is a fundamentally absurd,
however wonderful, idea. A film is the illusion
of ultimate glamor, created in the most
unglamorous manner imaginable. The film
making process swallows up all involved, as
many members of the St. Andrew's community,
myself included, came to understand. Perhaps it
is the sense of urgency that the constraints of
time and money lend to the effort, which makes
it almost hypnotic, catapulting its victims into
perpetual motion. Perhaps that is why people like
Wally Williams (among many others) hurled
themselves with abandon, for which I thank them
heartily, into what seemed like the abyss of
As for myself, I am writing to you from Los
Angeles, where I have begun the pursuit of a
career in film editing. So what can I say but the
abyss has, at least for now, claimed another
SAS Alumni Directory
A complete listing of names and addresses
of alumni from Classes 1934·88, plus
geographic and class listings
A complimentary copy of the Directory will be
sent to all alumni who returned the 1987 Alumni
To purchase a copy, send $7 to: Alumni Office,
St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE 19709.
Alumni Directory Order Form
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Wllmington Phonathons Raise $14,000
for the Annual Fund
On May 9 and 10, the Wilmington law offices of Morris, James, Hitchens and
Wi Iiams played host to a group of over 30 alumni and parents of current students who
gathered to raise money for the 1988-89 Annual Fund for St. Andrew's. In total, these
phonathons raised over $14,000 in pledges from over 200 donors.
s a newcomer to St. Andrew's, I was very impressed with the enthusiasm for the
School which was conveyed both by the volunteers and those whom were called. In
short, it was very apparent to me that philanthropy is alive and well among the
St. Andrew's constituency!
Director of Annual Giving
The following alumni and arents of cQl:rent SAS students participated in the
Dick Appleby '47 Missy Duggins Peloso '75
George Baxter '54 Paul Rada '79
Stu Bracken '50 Ashton Richards '78
Rusty Capers '63 John Schoonover '63
Bob Dunn '74 Jack Schreppler '74
Paul Eichler '82 Tom Schreppler '78
Frank Giammattei '47 Bob Shank '57
Bill Hearn '45 Dave Skiimer '67
Jen Kern '83 Buzz Speakman '38
Walter Liefe1d '54 Steve Voorhees '53
Bill Luke '79 Adam Waldron '80
Chandler '81 Meg Wenzell Waldron '82
Hally Mason '82 Gary Zanes '79
Peter Lockhart (Reynolds '91, Whitney '88)
Diana Lopez (John Paul '92)
Yolanda Middleton (Trevor '89)
Bernie van Ogtrop (Catherine '90)
he Right Reverend C. Cabell Tennis,
Episcopal Bishop of Delaware, was the
commencement speaker for the graduation
exercises for the Class of 1989.
Before coming to Delaware, Bishop Tennis
served as Dean of St. Mark's Cathedral in
Seattle, Washington. He was also a member of
the Executive Council for the Diocese of
Olympia in Washington, Deputy to the General
RICHARD W. TRAPNELL, III '36
A memorial service for Dick Trapnell was held in the
School chapel on Saturday, February 4. His labors for
SI. Andrew's had touched so many lives over such a
long period of time that the chapel was filled with
thuse who remembered. The remarks that Jon O'Brien
delivered at that service, at the request of the family,
paid tribute to Dick for his thiry-five years as a
Trustee or" the School. He served on the Executive
Committee and as Chairman of the Building
Committee, Personnel Committee and the Committee
on Trusteeship for many years.
The Headmaster's Letter in the winter issue of the
SI. Andrew's Bulletin eloquently highlighted Dick's
numerous contributions that touched the lives of so
many SI. Andreans.
It tells much about our classmate that last summer
he declined to serve another term as a SAS Trustee,
having learned that his health would not permit him to
anticipate serving with his customary energy. The
Board promptly elected him Trustee Emeritus.
I wonder if my classmates remember Dick's habit of
walking out of school examinations well ahead of the
allotted hours and the fact that we all knew he would
get high marks (usually second only to our class
scholar, Loring Batten). That was unnerving to me at
the time but only typical of the quick intelligence and
high motivation that Dick later put so successfully to
use for SI. Andrew's School.
The School community, the Trustees, his classmates
and friends will miss him.
Win Schwab '36
STEPHEN HARRIS PARRY '42
World War II threw so many of us into unexpected
orbits of life that SAS friendships too often turned out
to be simply that, and, for me, the school times are
the only link Steve and I got to build. But we were
good friends, as I'm sure most others would say of
their knowing Steve. He was good humored,
Convention, Adjunct Professor at the General
Theological Seminary and an active member of
the National Council of Churches.
In 1971 Bishop Tennis served as consultant to
the Diocese of Sierra Leone (West Africa) and in
1982 to Zambia, a journey which also included
tours of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Most recently he visited South Africa to begin to
establish a companion relationship between the
Episcopal Diocese of Delaware and the Anglican
Diocese of Pretoria. Delaware's Governor Castle
has appointed him to the Board of Directors for
the Division of Social Services.
Bishop Tennis and his wife, Hyde Southall,
have four grown children. His oldest son, Cabby,
and his daughter Mollie are each working for the
Peace Corps in Africa; Whiting and Anne live
and work in the Seattle area.
sometimes mischievous, loyal and tenacious. Under all
the bluff and bluster, he was one of Bill Cameron's
favorite cases-not because of any prose prowess,
Lord knows, but because he kept at his English
challenge just as he did as one of Cameron's better
Once, he came a cropper. George Wood kept
missing significant quantities of cider from his jug
suspended on a string to chill in the night air of
autumn. He then doctored his cider in a most
inelegant fashion and waited to see who'd give sign
of having an educating surprise. With a disgusted
grunt of explosive expectoration, Steve revealed his
culpability to the convulsed glee of his fellows in what
was then the Little Dorm. But, good politician that he
was, he cheerfully took his comeuppance and went on
in good, though more wary, style.
I'm sorry not to have more left in mind about Steve
Parry. He was a worthy, good guy who probably wore
well over the years for many others.
Walter Mylecraine '42
Steve Parry, brother of John Parry '37, died December
25, 1988 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM JULIAN WALDEN, JR. '53
As Sixth Formers, Bud and I served as roommates
praefecting the Second Form in the East Dorm. What
a great year that was, because we felt that we were a
smooth working team taking care of those thirteenyear-old
"new" boys. Bud was that soft spoken,
steady as a rock praefect who balanced my
rambunctious and flamboyant style. That year was
brimming with wonderful reminiscences. After
graduatior1, regretfully, we never saw each other again.
However, we shared an hour-long phone call about ten
years ago, catching up with each other's lives.
I will miss Bud. In my seventeenth year he was an
important peer factor helping me towards adulthood.
May God bless him and comfort those who sorrow
David P. Giammattei '53
'35 Franklin Hawkins
4502 North Dittmar Street
Arlington, VA 22207
Holly Whyte's recent book, City: Discoverin[ the
Center; was reviewed in the February 27 edition of
TIME magazine. According to literary critic John
Skow, "No one involved in planning should miss
Whyte's illuminations. For those who are simply
walkers in the city, Whyte has redescribed vanity
fair." Also see The New Yorker; March 1985, "Holding
the Center" and Smithsonian Magazine, February
1989, "Standing on those corners, watching all the
folks go by," for more on Holly's newest book. City is
published by Doubleday.
'36 Chester E. BaUlll, Jr.
PO Box 34/
Oxford, MD 2/654
We all have our fifteen seconds in the spotlight and
Ches Baum had just that as an extra in Whoopie
Goldberg's recent movie. Unfortunately, he did not
recognize himself when he saw the movie and suspects
that he was "one of the blurs in the background."
Ches recently wrote an article to be published in
Chesapeake Bay Ma[azine about the old boat he
owned while he was at St. Andrew's.
'38 Frank L. Bate
20 Ridge Road
Roseland, NJ 07068
John Topham's collection of Saudi Arabian Bedouin
textiles and jewelry is still being exhibited around the
'40 William C. Sibert
2028 Albert Circle
Wilmin[ton, NC 28403
Peter Megargee Brown was elected President of The
Episcopal Church Foundation at its annual meeting in
Some news items from class agent Bill Sibert:
Bonsai White of Fox Fire Farm in Maryland
recently became a father and a grandfather in the same
week. His granddaughter, Elizabeth Turell White, was
born on April 19, 1989. Her uncle, William Terrell
O'Neil White was born April 24. Congratulations,
Pete Torrey reports that he sees John MacInnes in
San Diego a couple of times a year.
Questionnaires have gone out to all class members.
Please get yours back to me as soon as you can.
'41 Jonathan C. Wilford
PO Box 953
Easton, MD 2/601
Bus Wilford certainly keeps the lines of
communication open with his classmates when he
is not out sailing with his grandchildren. We have
learned from Jon that Bill Van Leer is enjoying his
new life and is settling in happily. Ever the globe
trotters, Peggy and Peter Nalle were in Thailand and
Cambodia in February "climbing around barefoot in
temples." If that's not enough, Peter spent a bit of
time in Chile looking at mines and cruising Cape
Horn, Terra del Fuego and Patagonia. He is still
consulting in order to support the cruising and travel
In a letter to Bus, Westy Fenhagen writes that the
environment at the University of North Carolina never
serves up a dull moment. The magazine he edits, the
Carolina Alumni Review, recently won a national prize
in the Visual Design Division of a CASE competition.
The publication won "Best of Category" and "Grand
Award" in the Photography/Nonnews Category.
Bus has also heard from Harding Hughes who,
after retiring, is doing research and hoping to write a
book on the history of the little community of Valle
Crucis located in the mountains of western North
Carolina. Harding has been vacationing in this unique
community all of his life.
It has been an eventful year for Vee and Jim
Thomas. In a Christmas card to Bus they touched on
some of the highlights which include Jim's decision to
retire from Munster High School this June and Vee's
continued quest for her Ph.D.
Finally. Bus is expecting a visit from Bessie and
Stocky Hopkins on their way home from Florida. a
trip celebrating their retirement.
'45 Gaston V. Jones
/93 Lynn Avenue
Shreveport, LA 7/105
Gattie Jones as the new class agent has provided a
good bit of grist for the mill. The following notes
from Gattie are excerpts from recent letters he
Bob Schelling reports from Montreal that" ... wife,
Sylvie, and I each have our own consulting firms in
marketing and communications. Mine tends to help
American and Canadian companies set up in the other
country. Sylvie tends to work more with Quebec
companies on local projects. Occasionally, we work
together on a project-the acid test of any marriage.
"While weekdays we live in downtown Montreal,
our weekends are spent at 'La Vieille Ferme' in the
bucolic burg of North Hatley, Quebec, a resort town
near the Vermont border. This is a 150-year-plus farm
on a mountain next to a ski area. Restoration has been
an 18-year project that never ends. The game plan is
to add a wing and retire there." .
Lev Lynch is living on Mercer Island, in
Washington State. He writes: "My sailing is mainly
coastal, as we have neither the courage nor the desire
to spend 20 days at sea. We look for the new coves
and islands every summer." Lev plans to be back for
the 45th next year.
Beau Nalle has retired after 35 years in the State
Department and reports from 4202 Maple Terrace,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815: "I quit. Last January I
turned in my commission and told Mr. Shultz to go
jump in the H 2 O. Thirty-five years was more than
THE 45th FOR '45 IN '90
JUNE 8,9,10 . 1990
anyone needed, so I quit. We were in Switzerland at
the time; give me the third world for excitement and
entertaining things as well as interesting problems. In
point of actual fact, retirement isn't all that easy. The
first six months, I was a bear."
Charlie Welling continues his consulting and
reflecting on life from Arlington, Virginia. His note
to Gattie also spoke of retirement: "I really have no
desire to do so as I find my hobbies (which are many
and diverse) and my employment (notice I didn't say
work) fit well together. In fact, there are those among
my acquaintances who will be quick to tell me that I
retired the day I left the Navy and haven't worked a
day since. But what do they know"
The last bit of grist comes from John Cook who
works for the Department of Energy in the biology
division of one of its national laboratories in Oak
Ridge, Tennessee. John is a cell physiologist and
works with mammalian cells which they grow in
cultures. His field is concerned with "trying to explain
the mechanisms whereby cells exchange metabolites
with their environment." John and his wife, Dorothy,
"lave also developed an "acquisitive taste" for 20th
Century art and have become collectors of a sort.
'47 Francis Giammattei
Po. Box 4133
5002 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
Frank Giammattei writes that he and his wife,
Helen. recently spent the night with Van and Dan
MacDonald at their home on Long Island. Besides
discussing important things like grandchildren, they
had the opportunity to talk about Dan's older brother,
Bill '45, who came back from World War II service
and graduated with the Class of '47. Bill died in
December, and the MacDonald family has given a gift
to the St. Andrew's library in his memory. What an
appropriate gift for a great man who loved books.
Frank also passed along the news that Jane and
Tyke Miller had recently returned from two months in
Africa. The first part of the trip was pleasure-Egypt,
Kenya and Tanzania. The second stage was work for
both of them. Tyke was doing surgery at the Jane
Furse Hospital in the Transvaal region of South Africa.
Jane taught at the St. Mark's School, which was next
to the hospital. (St. Andrew's also has an association
with St. Mark's. In fact, the SAS student body
recently raised several thousands of dollars in order to
°und the construction of an all-weather playing surface
for athletics at the School.) Their daughter Missy '85
joined them for part of the trip. Both Tyke and Jane
said that their trip was an extraordinary experience.
'50 Stuart 1 Bracken
140/ Rose Valley Road
Ambler, PA /9002
Director of Brewery Operations for Miller Brewing
Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jack Keller has
retired and migrated south to Hilton Head, South
Carolina. He looks forward to having more time with
his family, which includes five grandchildren, and
getting to do all those things that were deferred over
the years. He is also happy to get back to the South
and the Atlantic Ocean.
Bob Appleby has been elected to the Board of
Directors of Delaware Trust Company in Wilmington.
'52 Theodore L. Hill
217 Pheasant Run Drive
Paoli, PA /930/
Constantine Simonides is Vice President at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the
Secretary of the Executive Committee of the M.l.T.
'53 William D. Luke
432 Nine Gates Road
Chadds Ford, PA /9317
Congratulations to Dave Levinson on his reelection as
Insurance Commissioner for Delaware.
At the SAS Phonathon in May, Steve Voorhees
learned that Harrison Owen is about to become a
grandfather. He also spoke with Hugh Cannon, who
is President of Quality Aggregates-a construction
material supply company in Sarasota, Florida. Steve
learned from Art Wright that he is out of the Navy,
rowing competitively and doing some shore diving in
'54 Walter L. Liefeld
St. Andrew's School
Middletown, DE /9709
In a letter to Walt Liefeld, Norris Hazelton writes
that he is in the commercial real estate business in
Miami, Florida. Norris started in the residential sales
realm and by a "fluke" ended up in commercial sales
which he enjoys.
The Levillson family:
Marilyn, Dave '53 alld their
SOli Micah and Dave's father,
SEPTEMBER 23, 1989
During the SAS Phonathon, Walt Liefeld had a
chance to chat with a number of classmates. He
learned from Doug Evans that he owns an
oceanographic consulting firm and comes up the
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal occasionally to check
on equipment. Max Alston's daughter was married
over the June Reunion Weekend and his son graduated
from the United States Air Force Academy this month
as well. Bob Richards is the Senior Warden at his
Episcopal Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina,
where Terrell Glenn '76 is the Associate Rector.
'58 James lB. Wigglesworth
Rural Route, Box 32
Belvue, KS 66407
For a week in March, Bulent Atalay was the guest of
the University of Vienna where he delivered a pair of
lectures, one in which he wore the hat of artist and the
other that of theoretical physicist.
'59 Warner W Price, III
4 Foxglove Court
Yarmouth, ME 04096-1156
Jon Balch has lived in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and
worked in the electronics industry for most of the past
thirty years. Since the late 70's, Jon has been with a
small electronics manufacturing company, responsible
for their marketing, sales, personnel, credit and
quality control. Jon's wife, Peggy, suffered a fatal
heart attack in December, 1988. Jon has three
children, Owen, Tim and Lisa, who graduated from
Immaculata College in May. When Jon is not involved
with coaching Little League, he vacations in Old
Orchard Beach, Maine, which is just down the road
from 'Mose Price.
Russell Chesney has recently been named
Chairman of the Veterans Administration Merit
Review Board for scientific grants in kidney disease
and appointed a member of the National Kidney and
Urology Diseases Advisory Board. The Board assesses
the needs of kidney disease patients and writes reports
commissioned by the U.S. Congress. Russell's son
Chris is in the IV Form at St. Andrew's.
Charles E. Hance
John M. Pinney
5036 Westpath Terrace
Hollow Brook Road Bethesda, MD 20816
Pottersville, NJ 07979
During the academic year '87-'88, Malcolm Muir
was SECNAV Research Fellow and visiting professor
at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.
'62 Lawrance M. Court
232 Owensville Road
West River; MD 20778
Larry Court has laid claim to having the first
offspring of the Class of '62 enrolled at St. Andrew's.
His son, John, is II member of the Class of '92. Larry
received a note from John Lawrence assuring that he
and his family are doing fine and that his law practice
continues to be successful. The Fairfax County Circuit
Court appointed him Commissioner in Chancery.
Rodger Melling is suffering from diabetic
retinopathy which has left him legally blind. He
writes that there has been some good news with the
condition of his eyes. He adds that "If you're going to
go blind, legally is a helluva lot better than
functionally or totally. At least this way you have
'walking-around' vision and can do some of the old
stuff.... Makes the game of golf interesting. too."
Rodger is still "fighting to return to useful work."
'63 William Pfeifer
1035 Kaolin Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Kent Hughes has moved to Philadelphia to become
the co-managing head of the investment banking
section of the firm of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.
He is charged with building up their mergers and
'65 Orrie L. Tawes
288 West Street, Apt. 7E
New York, NY 10013
Dan Smith is living in Oxford, Maryland, working for
Classic Crafts, a boat restoration and repair company
that is carrying on Oxford's great tradition of wooden
boat building. Dan's daughter, Melody, is attending
The Country School in Easton, Maryland, the alma
mater of many former and current St. Andreans.
'66 George B. Smith
Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor
110 West Pine Street, P.D. Box 594
Georgetown, DE 19947·3571
From Win Schwab we learn that his daughter,
Amanda, is "enjoying fourth grade, ballet and piano,"
and his son, Dan '86 is a junior in Product Design at
North Carolina State. Win's wife, Carroll, is moving
the furniture showroom from the Washington Design
Center to Falls Church, Virginia; it will be open to the
public. Win continues to represent Kindel of Grand
Rapids which produces reproduction furniture for the
U.S. National Trust and Winterthur.
Buck Smith has become a partner in the law firm
of Young, Conaway, Stargatt and Taylor and will be
located in the Georgetown, Delaware, office. Buck
lives in Bethany Beach and commutes to Georgetown.
'67 Joseph L. Hargrove
9639 Norris Ferry Road
Shreveport. LA 71106
Henry Smith is now a manager at the Bank of
Bermuda. His wife, Judianne, and her partner formed
the all-women auctioneering firm of "Hammers"
Bermuda's equivalent of Sotheby's. Henry and
Judianne's daughter, Talley, is in the lower school of
the Bermuda High School for Girls; their son, Price,
is in his first year at Saltus Grammar School. Much of
the family recreation involves their Cape Dory 28
motorboat, "Attitude." This month, Henry and
Judianne will be in Cannes, where he will be
representing the Bank of Bermuda at an international
Joe Hargrove writes that Roy Foster, his wife
Aisling and their two children, Phineaus and Nora,
spent the Easter holidays with his family on a ranch
150 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas. Joe, his wife
Nancy and their two children, Rob and Reg, enjoyed
"reminiscing, fi hing, observing numerous wildlife
and just relaxing" with the Foster family. Roy had
been in Austin doing research at the University of
Texas for his biography on Yeats. Joe reports that his
son, Rob, will be entering the III Form at SAS next
'68 William R. Prier
13220 Fletchertown Road
Bowie. MD 20715
Chris Milner left government service after eleven
years as a state and federal prosecutor to join the law
firm of Gardere and Wynne in Dallas, in their
recently formed white-collar criminal litigation
section. Chris, his wife Candyce and their three
children, Kristen, Tiffany and Geoffrey, are settling
into a new home in DeSoto, Texas.
'69 Charles E. Kolb
1227 Michigan Court
Alexandria. VA 22314
Deputy Under Secretary of Education Charlie Kolb
was on hand to answer questions when Education
Secretary Lauro Cavazos and Under Secretary Ted
Sanders reported at a news conference in early May
that "the nation's schools are stagnant." The report
called upon state officials to establish higher standards
and try to increase high school graduation rates to 90
percent. Charlie was also seen on The Tonight Show
Willy Smith enjoys being one of a dwindling
number of Eastern Shoremen who manage to make a
living as hunters and watermen. In the winter, Willy
guides goose hunting parties and procures venison for
his own larder; in the spring, summer and early fall,
he crabs commercially in his wooden workboat named
by him "Pure Putty" to indicate the amount of
reconstructive surgery he has lavished upon it.
Having "escaped Morocco after three years of awe,
excitement, hard work, learning, bombardment by an
extremely full but alien culture, and a divorce," Peter
Maxson has returned to the States and is now living
in Hartsville, Pennsylvania. Peter married Leona
Francombe on January 28.
David Lyon reports that he is halfway through his
tour in Bangkok with the U.S. Embassy. He has no
idea where he will be going in the summer of 1990.
He hopes to remain overseas but could land back in
'70 Jay K. Sweezey
Dallas. TX 75209-1701
Bill Brownfield is "still fighting the good fight for
democracy, justice and the American way in
Argentina" with the U.S. State Department. Bill
expects to return to Washington this summer for
another "cycle in Powertown." He will spend a year
in Congress, then return to Foggy Bottom as Deputy
Director for Central America.
'71 Mark W Rocha
14 Manning Lane
Cherry Hill. NJ 08003
In addition to practicing fulltime emergency medicine
at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Townie
Townsend is now vice president and half-owner of
Olde Towne Ocean City Beer Company Inc.-"the
beer with a vacation attitude."
Steven Hartsell and his wife had a recent addition
to their family. Their daughter, Abigail Jay, was born
January 19 and rounds out their family after having
two boys, Nathaniel (4) and Gabriel (3). Steve and
family found it necessary to sell their first house and
move to a larger one in Fort Myers, Florida.
Mike Hill was recently a featured extra in the
filming of Glory. a movie that tracks the forgotten and
inspirational story of the first black fighting regiment
in the East, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry,
during the Civil War. The regiment was formed in
1863 after the Emancipation Proclamation and served
heroically during the Civil War. Mike has become a
Civil War buff and has gotten involved in a number of
Civil War re-enactments around the country.
William C. Bean David B. Harms
3810 Rochelle Road Sullivan & Cromwell
Irving. TX 75062 125 Broad Street
New York. NY 10004
Stew Barroll and his wife, Kim, have a new daughter,
Charlotte Stewart, born December 19, 1988. Stew was
recently elected treasurer of the Kent County Chapter
of Ducks Unlimited and to the executive committee of
the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of
Now settled in Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard
Wilson is halfway through a master's program in
Computer Science at UNC-Charlotte. His wife, Carol,
enjoys her position at a major law firm in town.
In May of 1988, Bob Ligbtburn graduated with his
master's in Theological Studies from Gordon Conwell
An Insider's View of
Boarding School Life
Overnight and Campus Visit
Children of Alumni in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades
are invited to a St. Andrew's School Open House/Overnight.
Friday, September 22
Attend Friday evening dinner with students, spend an overnight in the dorms, go to Saturday
morning classes and Homecoming games. Saturday morning, Director of Admissions John Niles
will meet with alumni families to explain the application process, testing and financial aid.
Friday Evening, September 22
5:30 Visitors arrive on campus, meet host and settle into dorm.
6:00 Cafeteria dinner.
7:45 Visitors meet with the Director of Admissions to talk about the St. Andrew's
and boarding school life in general.
8:45 Return to dorms to visit, snack and have fun.
10:30 Lights out.
Saturday Morning, September 23
7 til 10:30 Visitors will be on the same schedule as their hosts including breakfast and classes.
9:30 Informational meeting with Director of Admissions for alumni parents.
(Meet at the Admissions Office)
10:30 Campus tour for children and their parents.
Please contact the Admissions Office between September 5 and 15 if you and your child would like to
Theological Seminary. Bob and his wife, Cecilia, and
children, Tito (4) and Ashley (I Yl), moved to
Madison, Virginia, where they live on a farm and run
a cow/calf beef operation. On December 27, a third
member was added to the family: a daughter, Kelby.
'73 William D. Canrler
336 Flatbush Avenue, 2D
Brooklyn, NY /0004
After living i'n Colorado for thirteen years, Brian
Hartsell moved to Arkansas to work as a District
Manager for 7-Eleven, responsible for the Arkansas
and Missouri territory. Brian is still "gainfully single"
and would like to hear from other classmates.
Manhattan Class Company has put together yet
another off-Broadway hit-this time a string of one-act
plays under the auspices of general manager Will
Cantler. "Who Knew" was called by reviewer Walter
Goodman of The New York Times, "a stunner, the
dialogue sings, it has poetry and power." The play
closed in April, but we look forward to more great
work from Will.
'74 F 1 Hickman
R,D. I, Box 683
Chestertown, MD 21620
While there are no specifics yet, Henry Hauptfuhrer
was married in May. Details and hopefully a picture to
follow in the next edition of the Bulletin.
John Mincks is happy to announce the birth of his
third child and third daughter, Jennifer Still, on
January 9, 1989.
Carl Melamet and his wife had their second son,
born on April 29, 1989.
Bruce Taylor is still single and is practicing law in
'75 Elizabeth D. Peloso
43 Sheffield Lane
West Chester; PA 19380-1/89
Chris "Crisco" Gale still works for the Maryland
Department of Transportation as an engineering
technician, working out of Baltimore. He says he sees
a good bit of Tom Lawton and Norman Ware and
Michael Kadick and Lisa Galloway Kadick
are the proud parents of a baby boy, Andrew Ellis
Blackshear. Their latest addition was born on April 27
and tipped the scales at 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
Marcia Moore and her husband, John, are still
living in Boston. Marcia is serving her first year of
residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and
working 100 hours a week! John continues to teach
physics at Harvard.
Lars Allfather and his wife are expecting their first
child this summer.
Ralph R. Hickman
Linn S. Tompkins
6869 Chaffee Court 1715 Enoree Avenue
Brecksville. OH 44141-2416 Columbia, SC 29205
Congratulations to Dodge McFall and his new wife,
Marie-Louise C. Gifford, who were married on
February 18, 1989. Dodge has changed jobs at
Eastman Kodak and is now in the Consumer Products
Division marketing their U.S. film. Dodge and his
wife have bought a farmhouse built circa 1820 in
Pittsford. New York.
If you haven't yet, you should run out and buy a
back issue of the April 24 edition of The New Yorker
and read John Seabrook's superb article "Invisible
Gold" on gold mining in Nevada. This lengthy article
explores the rise in prospecting in an area that has the
mineral wealth to make the motherlodes of the 1840's
and 1850's in Cal iforn ia pale in comparison. John was
on campus recently for Career Night and captivated an
audience of VI Formers with the story of his writing
career. If you'll remember, John spent a good deal of
his time in SAS in the Bio Lab.
Bryan Skip and his wife have a new baby boy,
Michaela Penny-Velazquez gave birth to a baby
daughter, Demetria Christian Velazquez, on October
Elizabeth D. Halsted Alexis FReed
107 N. Lincoln Street 1807 Washington Street
Kennell Square. PA 19348 Braintree, MA 02184
Carolyn Matthews will be moving this month to
Houston, Texas, after receiving a fellowship in
Gynecologic Oncology at M.D. Anderson Hospital
and Cancer Institute. In two years, she hopes to return
to the East Coast to teach.
Ashton W Richards
St. Andrew's School
Middletown. DE 19709
Sarah Hukill Berninger and husband Mike have
moved back to Delaware. Sarah is now teaching across
the bridge in New Jersey at Woodstown High and
Mike is a project architect with Buck Simpers in
From your class agent: I had a wonderful visit with
Scott Peters, Rob Linnenkol and Paul Kress over the
April 22nd weekend. The occasion Why, Judi
Skelton's ('80) wedding, of course. We were all trying
to figure out, me excluded, why this dashing young
group of 78er's would be invited (I just walked
downstairs) to such an auspicious event; and we (they)
came up with one telling link. Isn't that special The
weekend was highlighted by a Sunday trip to Money's
Truck Stop on Route 301 where a delightful breakfast
was had by all, replete with giant, and much needed,
orange juices all around.
I had a chance to see Harry Orth at the Delaware
State Wrestling Championships in February where
SAS crowned yet another State Champion, this time at
At an SAS gathering at the Wilmington Country
Club in April, I had a great time catching up with
Scarlet Halsted Carey, who is about to move back
into the area from Chicago. Also gracing this
wonderful event was one Kevin Nerlinger, who is still
"selling pencils" for a living. A scheduled night on
the town with Nerlinger and this reporter seems
imminent. Rounding out this group was Liz Boyle.
Liz is still working at-it pains me to say the name
Tower Hill as a counselor. Boy, I hope I haven't
Finally, would a '78 class notes section be complete
without a bit of wedding news The single male or
female in this class is becoming a rare bird indeed.
Tying the knot in June will be Lisa Olsen to Brendan
Meagher and later on in August, Flip Hunt and
Richard Cookerly will be getting married to one
another here at St. Andrew's. Towny Manfull will be
marrying Susan Newman on October 14. Stay tuned
for pictures in the next Bulletin.
As for me, this winter and spring were full of all
sorts of wonderful things. The movie during the
winter opened up a neat window to a very interesting
industry. I was fortunate enough to work with Robin
Williams on a number of occasions and he is as zany
as he is cranked up to be. In addition, my little cameo
speaking part did not end up on the cutting room
floor-no thoughts of a career change at this point. As
for the spring, my women's crew is terribly fast and at
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this writing will surely be in the hunt for national
honors at the end of the season. In addition, the new
boat house has been a lot of fun to watch go up.
Thankfully, this will be my last summer at Wesleyan
University working on my master's degree. One class,
and that minor obstacle called a thesis statement, are
the only things standing in the way. I hope to hear
from all of you soon '-Ashton
'79 Michael D. Berrigan
5639 Junes Street
Omaha, NE 68106-1232
Congratulations to Mike Berrigan and his new wife,
Jennifer Wright, married in Kansas City on February
Kevin Kuehlwein is working toward graduation and
finishing his dissertation, "Psychological Markers of
Mike LiJIey was out to sea with his platoon in the
"Med" and should be back in the States by now at
Camp LeJune, North Carolina.
In New York, Bob Regan is working as a studio
'80 Judith S. Skelton
1301 N. Fifth Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
After having lived and worked in Washington, D.C.,
Robin Gage has moved to beautiful Edwards,
Colorado (a few miles west of Vail). While in D.C.,
Robin worked for Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV)
as a legislative assistant. She starts a new job in a new
hotel sometime soon.
The grapevine has it that Anthony DeMarco is a
free-lance standup comic in New York City as well as
acting in his acting company, The Actor's Space. He
ran in and completed the New York Marathon last
November. Good job, Anthony!
Nick Burns recently returned from a cross-country
Carlyle Smith became engaged to a "fabulous
Italian," who is an assistant film director. A
September wedding is planned with ceremonies in
Washington and Italy. Carlyle is still working in New
York City ·as Business Manager and Production
Associate at the Hunnewell Group, an international
film production company.
Meredith Golde is a substitute teacher in Georgia
and hopes togo back to school for her master's.
After living in New York City, Kerry Mallett is in
Kate Rentschler is press secretary to Florida's
freshman senator, Republican Connie Mack of Cape
Rob Colburn is on his 5th year working at the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in
New York City. He is part of IEEE's Electronic
Publishing Initiative Team. He writes that he is on
Columbia University's Alumni Secondary Schools
Committee which assists in recruiting and
Tracy Riddle Chardon and her husband, Steve,
have built a house (themselves) in Franconia, New
Hampshire, and plan to move there soon. Tracy is a
ski instructor on the weekends and a student teacher
for third graders during the week. She is finishing her
elementary education certification at night.
Judi Skelton was married to Bill Spann at SAS on
April 22. Her husband is a lieutenant in the U.S.
Navy. After a honeymoon in Paris, they will be
moving to Monterey, California, where Bill will be
attending the Navy Postgraduate School for two years.
After several career adventures, Chesa Profaci is
working for Washington College in the Development
Office where she hopes to observe and foster the ethic
of "giving back to and from whence you received."
Claire Nevin is managing an OB/GYN office in
Syracuse where she lives with her husband. They hope
to move to the Wilmington area where Claire will
return to graduate school to get her master's in
After working for an Olympic team dressage rider
last year. Susie Liefeld is presently working towards
her master's degree in Spanish literature at the
University of Delaware while free-lance riding training
Great to hear from Margy Campbell (now
Margaret-ann) who is once again single and living in
Maine. She is a marketing specialist for "Great
Restaurants in Great Towns" and having a fabulous
Mary Alves is living in Tuscaloosa. Alabama. and
would love visitors if anyone is in the neighborhood.
Mary is most proud of her master's in social work.
She works on the admissions unit of Bryce State
Mental Hospital and writes: "Talk about a job that's
full of surprises'"
Elizabeth F. Bleke Donald S. Ratledge, Jr.
57 Ivy Chase, NE PO Box 9819
Atlanta, GA 30342 Newark, DE 19714
Hank Jacoby is back from seven years in Alaska and
is working in Wilmington, Delaware. for a chapter of
the national "I Have A Dream" Foundation. His
chapter. the "Christiana Challenge Project." works
with underprivileged children (5th graders) which will
eventually pay for the child's college education.
Charles Chesnut is living and working in New
York City. He is a pol itical researcher lor NBC News.
He wrote campaign handbooks and analyses for the
primaries, conventions and general election. He now
writes a weekly political newsletter for NBC
correspondents and staff.
After getting a master's degree in music from
American University in Washington, D.C., Cynthia
Taylor is living in Atlanta and working as "Events
Editor" for the news and information department at
Emory University. Public relations seems to agree
with Cynthia. She continues to sing and act and
spends her Christmases in Havana. Cuba, where her
father now lives.
Dana Smith Henning lives in Michigan, two miles
north of Wisconsin, with her husband and two
children. She expects to move to Virginia Beach,
Virginia, in the fall.
St. Andreans Get..Together in Wilmington
Co-host Frank Giammattei '47 with Board of
Trustees President Henry Herndon '48,
ver 100 alumni, parents, faculty
and friends of St. Andrew's
gathered in April at the
Wilmington Country Club in Greenville,
Delaware, for a reception hosted by
alumni Frank Giammattei '47 and Dick
Appleby '47. The occasion gave
everyone an opportunity to catch up with
their friends and on the School. Of
special interest to the guests was Jon and
Joan O'Brien's reaction to Dead Poets
Society; they had just returned from a
California, pre-release showing at the
Rob Pyle '63
Members of the Class of 1950 with former Headmaster Bob Moss.
Co-host Dick Appleby '47, Wells Foster '50 and Joan O'Brien.
Meg Wenzell Waldron '81
calling her classmates
during the Phonathon for
the Annual Fund.
Julie Haack Kral was married two years ago while
working as a computer training specialist. She saw a
great deal of the country on her former job and is now
living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and husband
John are expecting their first child in August and
continue to house-hunt.
Kathy Thompson has gone from banking, which
she pursued for two years, to law school where she has
just finished her second year. She will graduate in
1990 and plans to practice in North Carolina.
Congratulations to Rich Smith who was married
in Virginia on February 4' After working as a
mechanical engineer for a year in Pennsylvania, Rich
returned to Virginia to join his brothers in business.
They are doing well and their company continues to
grow. He and his wife, Valerie, have moved into a
townhouse in Falls Church.
Ann Kern is living in New Hampshire where,
among other things, she bakes bread, studies massage
and Russian and works with physically disabled
In September, Gillian Davies will be starting a
master's program in environmental studies at the Yale
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. During
the spring, Gillian took the National Outdoor
Leadership School (NOLS) instructor's course in
Lee Story is co-founder of Story's Gourmet Foods.
They produce a growing line of foods including
mustard and popcorn (under their own labeJl) He was
married to Julia Manville in September 1988.
Scott Zweifach is happy and living in downtown
After two years of teaching English at Lincoln
School in Providence, Rhode Island, Karin Lindfors
will be heading to Boston this summer. She has been
accepted in the M.A. program in the Children's
Literature Program at Simmons.
Dan Bennett successfully finished his second year
of law school at William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia. He has been named one of the senior editors
for the Administrative Law Review. Dan graduated
from Wake Forest, cum laude in 1985.
According to Mike Quillin '82, "Chuck Marvel is
now living in Houston, Texas, and is managing the
dining room at the Ritz Carlton; and Bret Peters is
now living in Chicago, happily working as an
Hally P Mason
Janet M. Washburn
519 S. 42nd Street, #2-R I South Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 Pillsfield, ME 04967
Congratulations to all those in the Class of '82 who
are or are getting married: Hunter Davis, Philip
Burnham, John Schwab, Lisa Velasco, Gretchen
Rada, Van Warrington, Janet Washburn and Janice
Hunter is a salesperson for "one of the largest
independently owned stereo distributors in the tri-state
area." He writes: "I am finally happy and wish all my
friends good luck and I love you all."
John Schwab is a radio marketing consultant for
radio station WIZN-FM.
Phil Burnham graduated from Beaver College
where he played varsity soccer for four years. He is
currently in law school where he is very busy and
Lisa Velasco is an associate buyer for Woodies/John
Wanamaker in the fine and better jewelry area. She
also teaches aerobics three times a week.
Janet Washburn is Director of Admissions at
Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine. She has
announced her engagement to Whitney Leigh Lesure
of New Hampton, New Hampshire. who is a history
teacher and head basketball coach at New Hampton
Janice Winters lives in Croydon, Pennsylvania,
with her husband and 3-year old daughter. Christina.
She will be a registered nurse in May. 1990.
Perry Yeatman (lormerly Cindy) writes that she is
most proud that "I haven't gotten married yet'" She
also states. "I've grown up."
Lyndsey Wyman is living in Oakland, California,
where she will receive her M.A. in mathematics from
the University of California-Berkeley. She works
parttime at Mills College and teaches at a
rehabi Iitation center for ex-cons and former drug/
Ted Johnson is keeping busy in his third year at
LSU-School of Veterinary Medicine where he has
one year to go. He plans to return to Maine after
graduation to practice equine and dairy medicine.
Shannon Kuehlwein, "Spunk," is doing well in her
new apartment in Christiana, Delaware. She is
Director of Athletics and teen coordinator at the Girls
Club of Newark. Her puppy, Griffin, keeps her quite
Paul Eichler is doing well as an employee of
Loyola Federal Bank. He is working on his M.B.A.
which he'll have "wrapped up" in August when he
will also become an active member of the Dover Fire
Paul writes that Dick Dixon is in Xi'an, China,
teaching English at the Xi'an Foreign Language
Institute. He hopes to get to Australia after his
teaching is done. Peter Orth is "doing well in
Washington, D.C.," where he "runs into Hugh
Marthinsen and Jill Chase a good bit."
Christa Cullen is living in Redwood City,
California, where she runs the test garden for the
gardening editors of Sunset Magazine (The Magazine
of Western Living). The January issue featured some
photos taken by and of her.
Kevin Grandfield is involved with some exciting
and eclectic activities in Chicago. He has been
practicing yoga for a year and a half, which has
changed his whole view of the world, and has received
a 1987 Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best Ensemble for
a show, Stags and Hens. This award is the equivalent
to a Tony Award. He feels great about his decision to
pursue acting "as a career" and has done over three
dozen stage shows.
John Buda has just begun the M.B.A. program at
Villanova and still has no fulltime job as a research
and development engineer. He has been best man at
the weddings of Eric Olson and J. W. Clements.
Great to hear from Edith MacArthur. She writes
that she "left UNICEF for architecture." She begins a
3Y~-year master's program at the University of Virginia
in June after a wonderful trip out West.
Keith Cavanaugh spent last summer in Seoul,
Korea. covering the Olympics for USA Today. Jeff
Lilley, who is now studying for four months in
Leningrad, Russia, was close at his side working for
NBC as a researcher. Keith also had the pleasure of
participating in Eric Olson's wedding.
Mike Quillin is living in Ocean City, Maryland,
"'here he works at Surf and Sand Motel, "A Quillin
family motel." "The most interesting thing that has
happened since graduating was going to the North
Carolina Table Rock Outward Bound School."
Hugh Marthinsen is working in Washington as
Legislative Director for Republican Congressman John
Rowland of Connecticut.
Since January. Chris Profaci has worked as project
manager for Simon Construction in Baltimore.
Mark Dimmick is an accountant for Shell Oil. He
will be married to Kristine on June 17. They plan to
honeymoon in Cancun. Mexico.
J. W. Clements is excited about starting at Cornell
Business School in August. 1989. He has been
awarded a GM Fellowship.
Nalley Beth Garrett Jill K. Phillips
5J 1J SUlllmerli1l Road 840'h 'C' Avenue
Apartmellt 1J CorOllado, CA 92//8
Fort Myers, FL 3J919
Alllle W Percy
67J E. 8th Street
SOlllh Bostoll, MA 02127
she is getting her teaching certificate and plans to
teach in an elementary school in Taos.
John Austin is spending the summer studying in
Oxford, England, after a year of teaching at SAS.
Jenny Kern enjoyed her internship at SAS where
she taught English and coached boys' novice crew.
After a summer in Newport, Rhode Island, she plans
to move to Berkeley, California, and pursue a law
Chris Martin has returned from his exciting
adventures in India working for the Dalai Lama. He
has just finished his first year at George Washington
School of Medicine.
After working for Duke University on a grant
entitled "The Future of the Health Professions," Katie
Magill has moved to Philadelphia to work as a
program associate for the Pew Trusts.
And as for our fearless leader, Ted Wilgis, he is
working in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the
environmental education department of the Chesapeake
Bay Foundation. He writes: "The job is fantastic, fun,
demanding and educational."
In March, Cynthia Tostevin was assistant
marketing director of George Street Playhouse in New
Brunswick, New Jersey. At that time, she was hoping
to move to either Pittsburgh or Washington, D.C. Best
to Cynthia ... wherever she is'
After a great trip to Europe with Steve Billhardt,
Bentley Burnham is submerged in physics at Duke.
He plans to have his Ph.D. by 1993! Steve is currently
living with Bob Owens in Brighton, Massachusetts,
and teaching at a special education school.
Anne "Boo" Percy is working at Maher, an
advertising firm in Boston, as a public relations
account executive. She hopes to go to graduate school
Jay Cogswell is working as an industrial hygienist
in Denver for an environmental firm called
Environmental Perspective Inc.
Ann O'Shaughnessy (a.k.a. "Annie 0") is full of
exciting news. Not only has she recently graduated
from UNH. but last winter she taught ice-climbing at
International Mountain Climbing School. She is
St. AlldreW1S at the weddillg of Nallcy Beth Sales '83 alld
Dan Garrell were former faculty 0011 alld Mary DUlin, Jill
Phillips '83. Catherine Sales '89 and Mall Herndon '83.
From Gaithersburg, Maryland, we learn that Cathy
Maleady Ulander and husband Craig had a daughter,
engaged to Nicholas Yardley, a British climber and
writer. They plan to marry in May of 1990.
Jackie Paradee writes that she is in law school at
Villanova and hopes to be practicing in Delaware in
1990. She is proud of her career choice.
David Groome stopped by at SAS in April on his
way home to Long Island where he is working in a
Andy Kelly is living in Boston and teaching
outdoor education to adolescent girls at Thompson
Island Outward Bound Adventure School. She still
Another Boston dweller, Beryl Friel is doing
psychiatric research and dancing whenever possible.
Dan Garrison wrote to ask that he not be included
in the class notes. His plans include moving to New
York City to work in advertising. Sorry, Dan!
Tim Wainwright is now living in Syracuse, New
York, and pursuing video production. He sent a
promotional video he made for a hotel in Hilton Head
and a video letter. He regrets missing the 5th Reunion
and not keeping in touch with people from SAS.
Mamie Stetson has finished a year at the
University of Indiana where she has been pursuing her
master's in English Literature. She will spend the
summer in Washington, D.C.
Stephanie E. Jones Elizabeth B. O' Brien
86 University Place. #3 St. Andrew's School
New York. NY 10003 Middletown. DE 19709
Sandy McCauley has kept very busy since SAS
graduation. She traveled around the world with a
program called "Semester at Sea." She spent four
months on a cruise ship with 300 other students from
around the country, studying and visiting different
countries. She also toured Europe with Nada Saliba.
Sandy writes that Nada "is super fantastic. She's 'in
love' and is taking a year off after Mt. Holyoke
graduation-she will attend medical school next fall."
Sandy graduated from Syracuse University's broadcast
journalism department and is working in television as
an "on air" reporter/anchor.
Also from Sandy: "Greg Shivery is well. He is
working for Senator Roth (DE) in Washington, D.C.
After graduating from Princeton last May, Michael
Atalay spent an "intoxicating" month in Turkey. He
plans to start in the Ph.D. track of the Johns Hopkins
Biomedical Engineering Program.
Kathryn Nevin is teaching in Madrid but will be
returning in the fall to attend Indiana University's
graduate school of English.
After graduating from Trinity, Jay Blum moved to
Middletown, Connecticut, where he works at Coopers
& Lybrand "trying, with little success, to get used to
the idea of being an accountant." He is also taking
classes at night to get a Masters at the University of
Thanks for a great letter from Kathy DeMarco!
She is living in Philadelphia after graduating from
Penn in December with a double degree, English and
Marketing! She writes: "I work trading industrial
minerals and agricultural chemicals internationally."
She also ran and finished the New York Marathon last
November with brother Anthony '80.
Kathy writes that Liz Butcher is well and working
in New York City at the Russian Tea Room by day and
studying acting by night. Also, Stephanie Jones is
living "above a Mexican Restaurant in the Village,
replete with neon lights and a hand-painted glass
Eric Gamble just finished his first year of a twoyear
master's program at Yale Divinity School. His
summer plans include working for a magazine in
Boston or D.C. He writes that he has been living with
Dave McNaughton and Eric Twombly.
Besides working on her "competitive tan" on Cape
Cod, Christa von der Luft ("Rock") is job hunting
in Boston and frequenting rallies and marches in
Markus Pottgiesser writes that he is still at the
University of Giessen working towards his B.A. In the
spring, he worked in the stock brokerage division of a
bank. He plans to attend his class reunion in June.
Elizabeth "Lou" O'Brien writes from Hartford
that "coaching is great!" Lou coached the Trinity
freshmen women's crew while completing her B.A.
She plans to travel to Spain for a couple of weeks this
summer and will return home to work at a summer
Will Wrightson graduated from Princeton with an
economics degree. He went on "active duty" in the
Army and graduated from the U.S. Army Field
Artillery School in February with honors. He is now
All of the adventures and travels of Bonnie Hillman
could not possibly be documented. She graduated
from Brown last December and plans to begin at the
Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City. She'll
have many stories to tell at Reunion! Bonnie wrote
that Mary Ashton Roberts is living in New York City
and working as a management consultant.
Michael Whalen has found success in NYC. He
writes music for Elias Associates, a commercial music
house, and has written music for 70 ad~. He hopes to
have his own music company by 1990. Congrats
Maylene Hugh ("Huge") is living in Newark.
Delaware, and working towards her master's in
engineering at the University of Delaware.
Gail Wright is immersed in the M.D./Ph.D.
program at Johns Hopkins and, as usual, keeps busy
with a million activities.
Anne M. Gammons Alexandra A. Sargent
55 West Afton Avenue Box 191
Yardley. PA 19067 Penllyn. PA 19422
Barry J Ohlson
Kenneth H. Yu
1700 Wind Haven Way 800 West End Avenue
Vienna. VA 22180 Apartment 8F
New York. NY 10025
Ken Simpler has been accepted at Chicago Law,
University of Pennsylvania Law and Georgetown Law
and is still waiting to hear from others.
Carl Smith writes: "The most interesting thing I've
done is to enroll in graduate school at The School of
Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie-Mellon
University." He is taking graduate courses toward his
master's degree in public management and policies
while he finishes his undergraduate degree.
Anne Gammons enjoyed her last months of
Harvard after finishing her thesis. After a summer in
Bay Head, New Jersey (to which there is an open
invitation to all class of '85ers), she hopes to go to
education school and teach in high schools. According
to Anne, Dave Sheehan and Paul Erhardt are living
together. Dave is working fulltime and attending the
University of Delaware.
Ann Sawyer has a very impressive squash record at
Princeton. Senior co-captain Ann was undefeated this
past season as was her Princeton team-seven of the
eight dual matches were 9-0 victories. Ann plans to
attend law school next year.
Sandi Kaczmarczyk is "rejoicing at the completion
of her thesis and trying to figure out what to do after
graduation" from Harvard.
Stacey Williams is "doing really well." She is
working in NYC and planning to get married in the
next year or so.
Erica Stetson spent last year in Sweden and
enjoyed her last year at Bowdoin where she competed
on the cross-country ski team.
After graduating from Middlebury in May, Vivian
Rodriguez will be doing an internship in Cleveland in
June or July. In August. Vivi will be a paralegal for a
firm in D.C. She hopes to attend law school in a year.
Congratulations to Desh Hindle. Not only did he
finish his senior thesis/concert at Bates with high
honors (a composition for string quartet and clarinet
trio), but he is getting married on August 12 to Tracey
Kimball, a Bates graduate who majored in psychology.
After graduating from Middlebury College in May
as a theater/costume design major where she works on
many shows, Alex Sargent will stay in Middlebury
this summer making tee shirts to sell. She hopes to
move to Boston in the fall.
Hugo Heriz-Smith spent five months in Syria with
Tony Eagleton. They spent time on an archaeological
dig and traveling throughout the country. Hugo will
begin at the Writtle School of Horticulture in
Chelmsford, England, in the fall of 1990.
Ashley Tompkins is living in Boulder, Colorado,
where she keeps busy with her golden retriever,
Sophie. They bike, hike and camp out in the Colorado
Rockies together. As for the most dramatic change: "I
am now a good student."
Richard Spry spends his time in Golden, Colorado,
"working in underground mining, running my
fraternity (he is president) and skiing."
Eliza Manegold spent a great year in Cordoba,
Spain, and "loved it." She hopes to get a job using
Spanish. She took a film class last spring and made a
five-minute film. Eliza also writes that: "Kathy
Dunton and I lived together last summer in Back Bay
In a letter from David Phillips, the news is that
after withdrawing from the University of Denver last
January, he moved home to Texas. He will attend
school this summer as an environmental science
major. He writes: "... the most dramatic change in
my life since St. Andy's-I stopped partying. I'm
leaving today to see Ashley Tompkins, Polly Dolan
and Buttons Kelly in Colorado. We're getting together
for a little ski vacation to stir up some old St.
After finishing at Queen's College, Cambridge
University, where he was coxswain and an economics
major, Eric Lawson-Smith has moved to NYC where
he works for a merchant banking organization. He is
"heavy into the club scene" and sends his greetings to
While at Rollins College, Paul Keeley developed a
strong love for acting. He has appeared in both
television and film. This summer he plans to take an
eight-week acting course in NYC and "pound the
pavement for work." He has also been modeling a
great deal as well as singing. Paul writes: "Some
highlights include a national commercial and
advertisement for BMW, a national ad for Nikon
Camera. I auditioned and landed a role on the cable
show, The New Leave It to Beaver Show (role of
Also active in the arts is Gary Clarke who is
playing in his second band, Kid Kramer and the
Pressure Kookers, in Rochester. He recently traveled
to Caracas, Venezuela, barely avoiding the riots.
After leaving home to spend a year in the "real
world," Kurt Von Urff plans to graduate from
Delaware State in two years with a degree in aviation
Eliot Mason applied for the Coast Guard's Officer
Candidate School as he finished up a thesis in
organizational psychology at Cal-Santa Cruz. He
hopes to travel and sail in the South Pacific.
Amy Gibbons-Neff, who traveled to the Soviet
Union last year, will be directing a sailing program in
Annapolis this summer and is heading back to
Denmark to see her old friends. She graduated from
Penn as an international relations major.
Amy writes that Gillian Meltzer '86 is at Penn
with her. "She transferred from Mt. Holyoke last year.
Same old Gil!"
Charles Garrison went backpacking around Europe
for a summer. His most dramatic change is moving to
Virginia to attend Hampden-Sydney College. He has
taken a job with Southwestern Bell Corporation in St.
Louis where he will move in July.
Mike Doupe attended Allegheny College where he
enjoyed bike racing after developing the college's
team. tIe and Amy Lorving will be married June 17
at the Quaker Meeting House in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania. Mike writes that he has had fun getting
into journalism and the art of videos.
Alexei Waters is doing extremely well at Brooklyn
College after transferring from St. John's. His future
plans include a three-year program at Divinity School.
Ian Montgomery writes: "I finished up my time at
the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, where
among other things I served as stroke for the varsity
crew and was awarded a Half Blue by the University's
Athletic Union." He plans to finish his degree at the
University of Pittsburgh.
Christopher Odden Matthew Traina
St. Andrew's School 80 William Street
Middletown, DE 19709 Worcester, MA 01609
Laurence Stewart M. Lucile Zimmer
2425 Dryden 315 Arlington
Houston, TX 77030 Lynchburg, VA 24503
Matt Traina is still playing golf every day in St.
Andrew's, Scotland. He spent the month of March
touring Eastern Bloc countries.
Matt writes that Robert Jordan "dropped Berkeley
in favor of O.C.C.C. (Orange Coast Community
College). He is captain of the crew and will most
likely row for the American National Team next year."
Robert works as a leasing consultant.
Also from Matt: William Whitmoyer and Philip
Najera are studying in London this spring and are
indulging in the British Pub scene. William is taking
courses in English theater and history on the Kenyon
program. Rachel Viddy spent a year at the University
of Kent at Canterbury. Ann Cutter spent last spring in
the Caribbean studying aquatic life. Ann took a year
off from Boston University and attended Reed College
for the fall term. Thanks, Matt.
Margo Ellis writes that she has transferred to
Cornell from Indiana University. She is majoring in
applied economics and living in her sorority houseshe
is the Panhellenic representative. She also won a
seat on the student government and will hold that
position next year.
Margo visited Nicola Katz and reported that she
took a year off from Georgetown to go to Paris where
she studied international finance, commerce, Japanese
and cinematography at Science Po.
Bill Vincent writes that he and Stefan Granito will
travel by car across the country this summer. Their
main goal is to see at least one, and in most places,
two, baseball games in each of the 26 major league
cities. They will cover roughly 10,000 miles in 25
days with hopes of seeing 40 games. Stefan wrote
about the study he and Bill will be conducting and
adds: "Needless to say, the two of us are looking
forward to it quite a bit."
A recent note from Heather Patzman reads: "I
transferred from Carleton to Mt. Holyoke last fall, and
I love college now."
Peter Fallaw took last year off from Swarthmore to"
teach and travel in South Africa. He is presently
teaching at St. Ansgar where, except for 5 or 6 pupils
in the primary schools, all the students are black and
come from Soweto. We last heard that he plans to visit
the Okavango Swamps and go pony-trekking in the
mountains of Lesotho before he returns to the States in
late August. Hope we hear more from him when he
Charlie Crystle's "Parrish Blue" band is doing
extremely well with its new release of some of their
original songs called "Tourniquet."
Chip Wheelock writes that he spends his extra time
"cruising in my Delta 185 convertible in Northern
Georgia." According to a class agent, Chip and Scott
Unruh are both doing extremely well academically
and are active members of fraternity life at Emory."
Mini~reunion at Durham
College-age alumni in the Piedmont, North
Carolina area held a mini-reunion in early March
with Director of Development Bonnie McBride at
a local Durham restaurant. Over fajitas and
nachos, the alumni compared notes on their
current college careers and reminisced about
former escapades at St. Andrew's. Attending
were: Aimee Herring '85, Heather Mallory '87,
Ham Sloan '87, Gil Williams '87, and Lucy
Zimmer '86 all from Duke and Dan Schwab '86
from North Carolina State.
Also from class agents: "Mike Dietrich, Alex
Standoff and Andrew Meyer the Connecticut College
contingent, were all in Washington last spring studying
and having a blast!"
"Ellen Earle loves Rutgers and hopes to get into
the journalism world."
"Scott Wallace is in a Coop Program (alternating
work and study every eight weeks) at the University of
Cincinnati. He loves it."
Marie Nash is busy and happy in Chapel Hill
where she gets in as much windsurfing as possible.
She "spent last summer traveling and doing
community service work in Pakistan and then
traveling through Mainland China to Hong Kong
for a month."
Greg Dorn is busy in New York stroking the
lightweight eight at Columbia. He also spends time
sponsoring a Hispanic child in Harlem. He has
expanded his engineering major to include a liberal
Ed Hammond spent his junior year in Bogota,
Colombia. He has traveled in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
and Brazil. Ed should have lots of great stories.
Bill Brakeley was selected to the All East Coast
Conference Baseball Team as a pitcher for the
University of Delaware. During the season, Bill was
named the Conference's Player-of-the-Week for his
performance against Towson State and has been
averaging 1.5 strikeouts per inning. Bill struck out
15 against Rider College and 13 against Lehigh
University for his season highs.
Suzanne DeMallie has spent the last two summers
working on Martha's Vineyard with Lucy Zimmer
and Anne Montesano. She keeps busy as president of
her sorority at the University of Virginia.
2635 Habersham Rd., NW 4905 Framons Court
Atlanta, GA 30305 Dunwoody, GA 30338
Heather A. Mallory Jill Willock
Po. Box 263 Route I, Box 653
Millwood, VA 22646-0263
418 Mt. Alto Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
Rolph's Wharf Road
Chestertown, MD 21620
Karen Pupke is busy at Lehigh where she is very
involved with her sorority and "Greek" activities. She
is majoring in psychology and was recently elected
vice president of the junior class.
Rupert Bell writes that his experience at Exeter
University has been and remains to be very
interesting. He has traveled in the States, Canada and
Portugal. At Exeter, he is involved with the Gilbert
and Sullivan Society.
Don Fletcher writes: "I have entered into a
wonderful 5-month relationship with a charming music
major here at UNC-Chapel Hill. I spend my other time
working on my 1974 Corvette and my 1965 Chevy
Peter Laird keeps busy at Hamilton College playing
football (offensive tackle and guard). He sends his best
to the "boys at U. of D."
Wells Constantine is happy at the University of
New Hampshire and stays in touch with Rich Snyder
Greg Doyle has been rowing steadily since
graduation. He rowed for Penn A.C. and now rows for
Villanova's varsity lightweight eight. He hopes to row
for Bachelors Barge Club lightweights this summer.
He is "leaning toward a career in teaching and
Robert O'Connor spends a great deal of time
working for a magazine called Business Today which
is circulated to 99 schools around the country.
Paul Rogers is attending New England College
where he is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon
Fraternity. He will spend his next semester in
Arundel. England at New England College's British
After a year at the University of the South, Ariana
Hannum earned enough money to go to Africa in
February. She took courses at CUltington University
College in Liberia and also worked with young
children in a school there. Ari hopes to travel in
Europe in late July and return for another year at the
University of the South.
Mary Dunton, sophomore at Princeton, recently
had her poetry chosen for publication in the college's
literary magazine. She works with the students
volunteer council as a teacher of American sign
language in her free time.
Elizabeth C. Baxter Alexander C. Varga
602 Sussex Court Po. Box 158
Po. Box 1319 Champion. PA 15622
Bethany Beach. DE 19930 Richard B. Vaughan
Schryse R. Crawford 3465 Inwood Drive
2095 Alton Road Houston. TX 77019
East Cleveland. OH 44112 F. Oliver Wilcox
Apartment 106. Foxhall
35 Wardell Avenue 4200 Massachusetts Ave.
Rumson. NJ 07760 Washington. DC 200/6
liiusan Stoops is busy at Stanford coxing the women's
crew. Although enjoying California, Susan misses all
her SAS friends-"Phone calls are just not the same."
Susan also writes: "I had wonderful visits from Van
Barker and Catherine Chesney. It was nice to see
familiar faces for a change."
Petra Lewis spends time tutoring elementary and
high school students in English, history and math in
the Columbia University area. She is also in charge of
organizing an urban garden for the Earth Coalition.
As for changes "I got another new haircut and made
a million friends."
Van Barker writes that "surviving the Maine
winter" has been interesting. He played varsity soccer
and lacrosse. He plans to live on Cape Cod this
summer with Matt Crowley, Pete O'Brien and John
Oeschle and sends word that "everyone's welcome to
crash there for a small fee."
Just a few tidbits from John Chamberlin: '" rode
a motorcycle from Wyoming to Virginia" and "I
haven't cut my hair since graduation."
Alexa von Dewitz writes from West Germany that
she has adjusted to being back home. She plans to go
to France this summer to learn French. She hopes to
come to the U.S. in the late spring of 1990.
Whitney Lockhart is happy and busy at Barnard
doing as much theater and literary work as possible.
Last December she "made her debut" at the charity
ball in Philadelphia, escorted by Oliver Wilcox. Art
Butcher and Heather Hillman were guests. Whitney
informs us that "Simon Cherniavsky (at Vassar) still
has not cut his hair."
John OeschIe writes that he and Harrison Braxton
have joined a fraternity at Hampden-Sydney. John
enjoys "playing soccer and being lazy."
Lainie Thomas has had a few ups and downs in
Ohio. She had the misfortune of breaking her right leg
and when she wrote, was on her eighth cast. She
seems to have taken it well and writes: ''I'm really
happy with my post-SAS life, despite my leg."
Excerpts from several postcards from Leif
Christoffersen: "Australia is a super country. I am
working on a station (ranch) in the outback. It is a
completely new way of life for me ... Out in the bush
there are more kangaroos than sheep or cattle
combined. We worked on a station that had 25,000
sheep and 6,000 cattle. It was quite an experience."
Leif and his brother Nils are working their way around
the world. He is expected home this summer and will
attend Hobart in the fall.
Together Jor Ihe Fall Alumni
Homecoming at the Fieldsboro
MOlel are members oj Ihe Class
Elizabeth Baker writes that the most interesting
thing to happen to her since graduation is "being
chosen Eaglesmere Water Carnival Queen." She
played varsity volleyball at Skidmore. She says that her
most dramatic change has been that she quit smoking.
Matt Crowley was on the varsity swim team at
Ohio Wesleyan. His most interesting event this year is
working in a vineyard and his dramatic change is that:
"I've lost my beer gut."
Karsten Robbins "spent Mardi Gras with Tom
Akre and Scott Hacking in New Orleans." He keeps
busy with "photography, as usual, training to be a
volunteer fireman, fraternity life and trying to win
Publisher's Clearing House's $10 million."
Dave McCrystal played varsity baseball at
Washington and Lee; he is enjoying college.
Alice Duffee joined a sorority at the University of
Virginia and enjoys doing service projects with her
Heather Hillman loves Brown where she hopes to
be an environmental studies major. She plans to spend
part of the summer in the Bahamas to study lemon
sharks; the other part will be spent in Philadelphia and
on Martha's Vineyard with Squig Gubb.
Heather is a mine of information. She writes:
"Julie Elliott is playing junior varsity lacrosse and
varsity squash (earned her first varsity letter) for
Wesleyan and is very happy.
"Squig Gubb has settled in happily at the
University of New Hampshire as a mid-year student,
though she misses her friends at the University of
"Anne Margaret Baxley is very happy at
Wellesley; she is a photo editor for the school paper
"Rick Patzman is liking Brown 100% more. now
that he has changed roommates, after a shaky first
"Rob Long is getting straight A's at the University
of Charleston and is the president of his pledge class."
Beth Succop played varsity hockey at Bowdoin.
Alex Varga became an NROTC Midshipman and
spends his time "playing war games out in the woods
with other Marine Option Midshipmen."
"The .spring reunion hotel party in Boston was a big
success. Everyone had a good time and it was great to
see all. People present were: Liz Baxter, Alix Beith,
Kathy Bunting, Art Butcher, Chris Chalmers,
Simon Cherniavsky, Ian Edmundson, Laurie Farr,
Alex Houghton, Jen Hurtt, Dave Johnson, Jen
Jones, Dave McCrystal, Kellie Mitra, Church
Panaccione, Rick Patzman, Susan Richmond, Bill
Sibley, Beau Simmons, Denise Stroud, Beth
Succop, Rob Timmons, Jake Townsend, Jeff
Trabaudo, Alex Varga, Richard Vaughan, Oliver
Wilcox, and some other folks. Also spotted that night
was Erica Stetson '85, outside the hotel lobby.
.. Anne Margaret Baxley is the photo editor of the
Wellesley College newspaper. Liz Baxter, Jen Hurtt,
Rick Patzman, Alex Houghton, and Rob Timmons
had a lovely time at the REM concert in Wooster,
Massachusetts. How's that car, Ace') Liz is now
rowing at Mt. Holyoke despite sinking a boat on the
Charles River earlier this spring. Alex Beith will be
attending summer session at Tufts in June, then she
and Simon Cherniavsky are 'eurrailing' across
Europe for the rest of the summer. Art Butcher has
joined Zeta Psi at the University of Pennsylvania and
is biking across the country this summer. Chris
Chalmers will be starting at Tufts University this fall.
Laurie Farr is planning on taking next year off from
Simmons and working down under in Australia. Alex
Houghton and Rick Patzman are living on the Cape
this summer with friends. Jen Hurtt will be at Henley
with her family to cheer Callen '90 and the St.
Andrew's men's first boat onto victory. Kellie Mitra
will be a freshman advisor in Lowell House at
Harvard next year. Rumor has it that T,C. McCarthy
will be taking the year off and surfing in Australia
(this is, however, unconfirmed by the source). Bill
Sibley is also seeing the country via a bike this
summer. Susan Stoops plans to stay in warm. sunny
California. Jake Townsend is living in Georgetown
and taking classes this year."-The Yolksters
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For That Special
- ccaslon ...
The gift of a book to the St.
Andrew's library can be the perfect
means to recognize a fellow
classmate, honor a student on his or
her birthday, acknowledge the role of
an SAS faculty member in your own
or your child's life. Books may also
be given in memory of friends and
Listed below are the titles of a
number of books which the St.
Andrew's library staff would like to
acquire, but for which funds are not
available within the current budget.
If you would like to donate one or
more of these volumes to the library,
please fill out the form below and
send it to the School Librarian with
oayment for the book.
A bookplate will be placed in each
book so contributed, indicating both
the name of the donor and the name
of the person in whose honor or
memory the book is given.
AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, 1746-1933:
AN ANTHOLOGY AND CRITICAL GUIDE
Shockley, Ann Allen, G.K. Hall, 1988 . . $40.
THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT
Tolkien, 1. R. R., Houghton Mifflin, 1988 $25.
THE ARTIST IN HIS STUDIO:
THE HEROES OF MODERN ART
Rev. ed., Liberman, Alexander, Random House, 1988 . $60.
CONVERSATIONS WITH EDWARD ALBEE
Kolin, Philip c., Univ. Press of Miss., 1988. . . . . $27.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER:
ARTISTS AND WRITERS ON BASEBALL
Gordon, Peter H., Chronicle, 1987. $30.
ART AND LETTERS
Coward, Jack, New York Graphic Society, 1987 $60.
THE GREAT CARUSO
Scott, Michael, Knopf, 1988 . . . . . . . . $25.
A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC SOCIETIES
Lapidus, Ira M., Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988. $27.
ART, LEISURE, AND PARISIAN SOCIETY
Herbert, Robert L., Yale Univ. Press, 1988 $60.
THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES, VOL. I & II
Rampersad, Arnold, Oxford Univ. Press, 1987-88 $50.
THE ATIO AL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
2nd ed., Bryan, C. D. B., Abrams, 1988 . $65.
ODYSSEY: THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Livingston, Jane, Thomasson-Grant, 1988 . $65.
THE WAR OF THE ROSES
Hallam, Elizabeth, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988 . $30.
WELTY: A LIFE IN LITERATURE
Devlin, Albert 1., Univ. Press of Miss., 1987 . $25.
THE WORLD TREASURY OF SCIENCE FICTION
Hartwell, David G., Little, Brown, 1988 . . . $60.
Please send this form and/or address any inquiries to Louis C. Mandes, 1r., Librarian,
St. Andrew's School,
Middletown, DE 19709. Thank you.
Title and Author of Book(sl
Enclosed find payment of $
(Please make checks payable to St. Andrew's School, with a notation for the library)
This book is given ___ In Honor of ___In Memory of
Class (if appropriate)
Your Name _ Class _
"I want to hold a parade and
send off fireworks to celebrate
Peter Weir and everyone else who
contributed to the creation of
'DEAD POETS SOCIETY.'
It is a work of motion picture
art that will endure as a
classic to be treasured for
years and years to come."
-GENE SHAUT, NBC-TV, Today Show
Middletown, Delaware 19709
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Non-Profit Organiz tion
Filmed at SAS, Dead Poets Society
Receives Rave Reviews
Soccer players read poetry on their practice field to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in Dead Poets Society.