Happy, memorable day for Class of 2009 - Cary Academy


Happy, memorable day for Class of 2009 - Cary Academy

Cary Academy studentsGRAND SPONSORR.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.ENDOWMENT CIRCLEDavis Kane Architects, P.A.Preston Development Co.Revels Turf & Tractor/John Deere GolfSASBLUE TEE/GREEN SPONSORBasepoint, Inc.Bryant-Durham Electric, Inc.George Finch/Boney & Associates, P.A.New Horizons Computer Learning Centerof RTPPBM Graphics, Inc.SAGE Dining ServicesHead of SchoolDon Bergeraddressed thegolfers duringthe reception.SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTERErnst & YoungFirst Citizens BankFACULTY FRIENDSAon Risk ServicesAtlantic Tire & ServiceBaker Roofing Co.BioSigniaBlue Cross and Blue Shieldof North CarolinaBonitz Flooring GroupBrady Trane SalesCapital AssociatesCary Car CareCary NephrologyCEI - The Digital OfficeCherry HuffmanArchitects, PAContract Steel Sales Inc.John J. Kirlin, LLCLangdon & McKenzie Inc.lenovo…for learningMcGuireWoods, LLPNational Rebar FabricationPinnacle MasonryPrecision Walls, Inc.St. Moritz Building Services, Inc.Stock Building SupplyCARY ACADEMY FRIENDSCharles AbadieAllied Fire Protection, Inc.Dave AndrewsCary AcademyTimothy ClementsDavid Allen Company, Inc.Cecilia DavisMike DunnSteve EubanksNeil FrankSteve GibbonJohn GoehrkeBruce HamiltonBillie HiggsHill, Chesson &WoodyCharles HughesMark JonesBlaine LaverickLifetouch/Hunt WardPhotographyMcNeely Associates PADamian McHughMichael G. Curran Family FoundationJohn MillerBakul ModieLeo NemetzJoe OwensGreyson QuarlesRoyalwood Associates, Inc.STX, Inc.Timmons GroupChris WalkerA special thanks to our host,Prestonwood Country Club, and ourother sponsors who helped make the12 th annual Cary Academy Scholars’ GolfClassic a success.We appreciate your support!18 Seaboard42nd Street Oyster BarBrigs RestaurantCafé LunaCoca-Cola Bottling CompanyDanny’s BBQEdwards Mill Bar and GrillEmbassy Suites CaryHarris WholesaleLeBleu Five Gallon of RaleighMcCormick & Schmick’s SeafoodRestaurantNeo-China Restaurant5Cary Academy May/June 2009FRIENDS/NON-PARTICIPANTCMC South Carolina SteelEconomy Exterminators, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. William C. FridayJames RomanoRaleigh Marriott Crabtree ValleyStonewood Grill and TavernSysco Food ServicesThe Brass GrillUmstead Hotel and SpaUniversity FordWashington Duke Inn and Golf ClubWatts Grocery

Capital night for CAat Capital AwardsFour students and director JacquieHolcombe took home awards fromthe 2009 Capital Awards on Monday,May 18.In addition, the entire CaryAcademy cast of the school play LesMiserables performed the Epilogue/Finale at the show.Hillary Aarons (‘11), Joe Johnston(‘09), Katie Lipscomb (‘11), JaneGoehrke (‘10) and Alex Morgan (‘11)performed with selected studentsfrom all participating schools in amusical finale that was written andchoreographed by North CarolinaTheater.The CA winners on the night were:Outstanding Featured PerformerJoshua Henderson – 6th gradeOutstanding Supporting ActressHannah Goetz – 8th gradeOutstanding Supporting ActorDavid Deerson – 12th gradeOutstanding Leading ActorSeth Johnson – 12th GradeOutstanding Musical DirectionJacquie Holcombe, Cary AcademyJohnson isnow headed toBroadway. Withhis Capital win,he has beenselected to performat the National HighSchool Musical TheaterAwards at Broadway’sPalace Theater onJune 29.“It was a greatevening foreveryone. Thestudents dressed instar-studdedfashion andwalked the ‘redcarpet’ — just like at the Tony Awards,”said Holcombe. “What was the mostthrilling was all the school spirit fillingthe theater. Students cheered wildlyfor their schools’ nominees and alsoshowed great support for allhonorees.”Snively, Quesada win teaching awardsMiddle School teacher David Snively and Upper School teacher Vic Quesada took homeend-of-the-year teaching awards.On May 11 at a ceremony at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, Snively, whoteaches social studies and serves as the MS social studies department chair was named theCary Academy recipient of a Cary Teacher Appreciation Award from the Cary ChamberHonor a Teacher program. He received $1,000 and a plaque.CA parent Mike Curran and his Curran Foundation sponsored Cary Academy this year.During the sports awards assembly on May 20, Spanish teacher Vic Quesada received theNorth Carolina State University Inspirational Teacher Award to recognize excellence in highschool teachers in the United States.Teachers are nominated by NCSU freshmen each fall and awards are given during thespring semester. Stewart Gordon (‘08), an AP language class and Spanish Literature studentof Quesada’s, nominated him. Quesada received a thank you letter from NCSU and a copyof the nominating letter by Gordon.AlumninotesClass of 2000Jennifer (King) Farmer has a daughter,Fiona, who is nine months old and enjoysplay dates with Kathleen (Markle) Masonand Ryan and Catherine (Hunter) Fitzgeraldand Grace. Jennifer works as a pediatricnurse at Wake Med Children’s EmergencyDepartment, and she and her husband havea small organic vegetable farm in Angier.Class of 2001Souvik Chatterjee is a third-year medicalstudent at UNC-School of Medicine. He wasrecently inducted into the Alpha OmegaAlpha Medical Student Honor Society.Class of 2002Claire Cobley is continuing her Ph.D.studies at Washington University in St.Louis, and she has just had a paperpublished in Angewandte Chiemie International.Class of 2003Brian Block is living in Lowell, MA, andworking as a software engineer for Cisco.Class of 2004Lillian Goldenthal graduated from UNC inMay 2008 and is working in New York forRuder Finn, a public relations firm.Class of 2005Jennifer Alston graduated from UNC with aBA in public policy analysis with a concentrationin health policy and a minor in Spanishfor the professions with a concentration inbusiness.Alumni: Contact melinda_bissett@caryacademy.org with your updates!Class of 2006Amy Davis traveled to China for six weekslast summer and will be in Taiwan thissummer for a four-week language program.Class of 2007Juneve Gracieux is a rising junior at DukeUniversity, where she is majoring inbiological anthropology and anatomy andminoring in chemistry and French.Class of 2008Mark Easley will be spending six weeks inAlcoy, Spain, this summer with the NotreDame Summer Engineering Program. Hewill be taking two engineering classes andvisiting famous landmarks in Spain.Cary Academy Class Agent ListingClass of 2000 Darcy Downs, darcybethd@gmail.com •Ann Gulley Katsiak, gullas0@yahoo.com • KathleenFoley-Mason, katmarkle@yahoo.comClass of 2001 Rose Brown Doyle, ro.doyle@gmail.com •Courtney Singer, courtney.singer@gmail.comClass of 2002 Meagan Singer, singerME@gmail.comClass of 2003 Ashley Parks, ashleybparks@gmail.comClass of 2004 Nikki Schessel, typingorangutans@gmail.comClass of 2005 Kelly King, kingofncsu@gmail.com • AlyseFinkel, amfinke@learnlink.emory.eduClass of 2006 Lianne Gonsalves, liannemg@gmail.comClass of 2007 Sam Fuchs, sfuchs@brandeis.edu • SarahHelfer, sch23@duke.edu • Morgan Smith, mesmith1@edisto.cofc.eduClass of 2008 Jackie Lee, jaclee@email.unc.edu •Elizabeth Atkins, eliz.atkins@gmail.com7Cary Academy May/June 2009

1500 N. Harrison AvenueCary, North Carolina 27513Telephone: 919-677-3873Fax: 919-677-4002www.caryacademy.orgi mportant datesNew faculty arriveJuly 27Faculty returnAug. 3MS Meet the Team NightAug. 6First Day of SchoolAug. 12US Meet the TeacherAug. 20New Parent SocialAug. 228Cary Academy May/June 2009It’s been agreat year forme and myteam. We have truly relished workingwith so many fabulous employees andparents. There is little doubt in my mindthat we are a formidable team when wework for a common goal, Cary Academy.The PTAA coordinated thousands ofvolunteer hours to ensure continuedenrichment of the Cary Academy experience.Through these efforts every studentis touched by what we do together.Some specifics:US students witnessed Mike Wiley’samazing dramatization of Blood DoneSign My Name. They also heard KatieKoestner, founder of the Webinar seriesto which we subscribe, talk about thedangers of careless use of socialnetworking sites. Our scholarshipapplications hit a new high and gavemany students the chance to try out theirresume writing and interviewing skills.MS students once again had a poetryresidency with Philip Shabazz, met theReflections on 2008-09extraordinary holocaust survivor GiselaAbramson and worked with visiting guestartists through the Fine Arts programs.Charger Cup is a favorite of all thoseconnected with the Middle School.Regardless of sporting ability, there’s anevent for everyone, supported by theadvisory team. All funded by our PTAA.Employees were able to complete theirfall conferences earlier because of ourdelicious dinner offerings on campus. Thebreakfast during fall trimester break gottheir work day off to a jolly start and thepersonal Valentines notes showed wereally care about them.Parents are always welcome at CaryAcademy. We want all to feel included atour many social events including parentbreakfasts, evening social events, Mom’slunches, Dad’s night out and more. Beyondthe social, PTAA designs and sponsors theCyber Smarts series, offered throughoutthe school year. The series will keep you upto date with technical advances and helpyou navigate the tablets, social networkingsites and more. PTAA is behind thenationally known speakers who come tocampus each year. Last year we had Dr.Michael Thompson, author of Raising Cain,who spoke about The Pressured Child. Thisyear our panel of distinguished speakerswill address Why, When and How to LetGo – Nurturing Your Child TowardIndependence on Nov. 12. We worked withIS to establish a Cary Academy Linked Ingroup. Please make sure you join. Theannual winter fundraiser is an opportunityto get dressed up, chat with friends andcontribute to paying for all these activities.We don’t forget Families either. Ourannual Fun Fest is a collaboration with CA’sAdvancement Office and brings the fair toCA. Volunteers on the New ParentCommittee are the first people your familymeets when you think of applying to CA.They are an excellent example of how wework together, school and PTAA, to ensurethe success of Cary Academy.Please think how you can be part ofwhat we do. Whatever your availability, weneed all of your support. Have a greatsummer!—Naomi Lambert, PTAA President ’08–‘09

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