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SpiortadGlenelg Country SchoolanDràgoinFALL 2012/Winter 2013Spurring ChangeWith newly-constructed facilitiesand a new team, GCS has takenthe reins for greatness.


From the Head of SchoolWhen I discovered that the weekly news magazine Newsweekwould be discontinuing print publication after 79 years and goingcompletely digital in 2013, I knew things were getting critical. Iconfess, without apology, that I am a “magazine guy” and devourfar too many slick print weeklies, monthlies and quarterlies than Ican really afford (by the way, I heartily recommend a wonderfulpublication, Lapham’s Quarterly – quite excellent!) but mydays are apparently numbered. Over 700 magazines ceasedpublication in 2008 – 2009 alone. A far cry from my time in highschool when I would get study hall passes to go the library andbrowse the magazine racks full of great publications coveringevery area, hobby and activity one could imagine. This got methinking about how much things have changed in schools... or not.After almost 40 years of school work, the “ways” and “means”of how we do things have indeed changed, but not, I think, the“whys.” When I began teaching at the school I graduated fromin 1972, there were no computers at schools (and very fewanywhere outside of business, industry and the government). Filmstrips were the high-tech way to project content; spirit mastersthe way to duplicate material for classes. I vividly recall the firstvideo tape players we used – just like large audio tape players– you had to thread the tape through the heads and hope forthe best. No cassettes yet – audio or otherwise. Clocks were allanalog; telephones were connected to the wall and you had tostretch the cord into another room to talk with your friends withany kind of privacy. In New York, we had 7 TV channels, includingPBS, which was the “alternative” station, and you had to get upfrom your seat to change the program and adjust the rabbit-earantenna. I remember too many family vacations trying to unfoldcrumpled maps from our car’s glove compartment (did anyoneever keep gloves there?) as, obviously lost, my dad insisted onThe More Things Change“…ain’t it strange – after changes upon changes,we are more or less the same…” ~ Paul Simonnot asking for directions. No fiber optics, no GPS searching fora satellite. But change was in the wind big time – things gotsmaller – audio cassettes could be played in your car and videocassettes were developed (remember 8 track and Beta Max?).Of course, no technological innovation has had greater impactthan the household computer and all that has come with it andafter it, particularly the internet (who did invent that?). Its impactmust be comparable, in a historical context, to the invention of theprinting press perhaps, but proportionally has reached millionsmore much faster, has made information instantly retrievable, andcommunication instantaneous. It has changed our lives in everyway – for better or worse – and it has changed our schools inequal measure both ways as well.Alongside these “innovations” are the various “educationalphilosophies du jour” and methodologies that seem to comeand go – interactive learning; back-to-basics; cultural literacy;teacher as coach; liberal studies; integrative learning; numeracy;outcome-based learning; test-based school incentives; projectbasedlearning – some deemed traditional, others progressive,some still in vogue, some are important to GCS right now, but theyare only part of a menu far too extensive to chronicle here. WillSTEM and Global Competency be added to this list over time?My objective here is not to give a history lesson but to pointout that despite the unstable landscape of education today,particularly in the United States, where we seem especiallysusceptible to trends, what makes a good school environment andculture has not changed very much. If you walk the halls and visitthe classrooms and close your eyes and open your ears, you willknow that you are in a school. Why?Because the most important element in education remainsBy Gregory J. Ventre, Head of Schoolthe human factor – the relationshipbetween student and teacher, and theserelationships are audibly evident. FromSocrates to Confucius, from John Dewey toBig Bird, our greatest teachers have knownone thing – regardless of the techniquesor the tools used, the core of learning hasalways been, and remains, communicationand connection. Great teachers are notdistant, they are accessible. Superiorteachers enjoy being challenged, thriveon questioning, and relish the ongoingdebate that occurs when students areconnected to one another and to theirteacher. Great teaching is not, and hasnever really been, about informed adultstelling uninformed youngsters what theydon’t know. I became a teacher becauseof one particular teacher – a historyinstructor I had in 10th grade. At the timeI thought he was completely cool; when webecame colleagues I came to understandwhy – his ego was not the central focus inhis classroom. Yes, he was a charismaticpersonality, but he was a beloved teacherbecause, on a regular basis, his voice wasnot the predominate sound in his class.Can we still see a lot of bad teachingthat is based on that top down model?Unfortunately, yes, and here, I think, iswhere technological innovation can bepositively significant. While I do notappreciate the potentially isolatingfeatures of handheld devices and theaddiction we seem to have to “personal”virtual communication, well-conceivedintegration of technology as a learningtool can have an egalitarian, leveling,and balancing effect on the dynamicsof a classroom, liberating students fromthe grip of the hierarchical pyramid ofbad teaching – creating another voice,opening another highway for informationand communication to flow. Skyping withstudents from afar, communicating withuniversity libraries, on-line study groups,the seemingly unending opportunitiespresented by technology, all extend theconnections that nourish learning. We musttake advantage of the unifying possibilitiesof technology and diminish its polarizingpotential.There is no substitute for the human elementin education, and we should search forteachers who thrive on real interactionwith students. The need for mentoring, theimportance of listening, helping studentsto find their voice, looking them in the eyeand letting them know you are behindthem, helping students to “do” rather thanto hear about doing, the sublime qualitiesof meaningful and caring communication“ Because the most important element ineducation remains the human factor . . .”– this is the essence of great teachingand effective learning, and these are theelements we must strive to ensure continueto be at the core and heart of our school.Campus EventsMarch 6 – 9Upper School MusicalMarch 16Dragon Stadium Grand Opening CelebrationApril 12Grandparents and Friends DayApril 20P&FA Spring BenefitApril 27Marshall Legacy Institute’s K9-9K WalkathonMay 3Upper School SRO ConcertMay 10Primary and Lower Schools Art Show; LowerSchool MusicalMay 21Lower and Middle School InstrumentalConcertMay 22Field Day; All School Relay; Alumni AthleticGames and CookoutJune 7Commencement; Alumni Post-GraduationParty at LaPalapaJune 24Summer Programs Begin*For a complete list and details of all events,please visit www.glenelg.org/dragonslair.2 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 20133


This past summer, our community suffered a tragic loss.Rising 1st grader Zander Stellone passed away suddenlyat the end of summer. He meant so much to his family,teachers, and friends and as a way to remember him andkeep him in our hearts, I wanted to share a letter with youthat I would send if I could. Teaching Zander has profoundlyaffected my life.Dearest Zander,REmEmBERINGZANDER StELLONEFirst, let me say what I think you already know... I missyou... We all miss you. Your family, your mom, dad, andSkye love you and miss you so much. All your neighborsand buddies miss you. Your classmates miss you. They talkabout you, think about you, and remember you all thetime. They don’t always have to tell me; sometimes I canjust see it in their eyes.Do you know that I think about you when I plan my dayfor my new kindergartners? I bet you aren’t surprisedabout that. You always wanted me to remember what youguys loved to do and wanted to learn each morning. Youcame in and told me. You reminded me all the time. If Iforgot to put recess on the schedule, you would remindme to put it up. If I forgot the question ofBy Hilary McCarthy, Kindergarten, Primary Schoolthe day, you would give me a question. Your questionswere always too hard, though; I couldn’t remember theanswer to how many miles were between the earth andthe sun or how black holes are created. You thought itwas hilarious that you had to keep telling me the answersto these questions. My favorite part was that you toldme it was okay because you didn’t mind telling me all thetime or that you loved me even though I didn’t know muchabout space.Space was your passion. You lived it. I remember sittingwith you, trying to help you write a book about howblack holes exist in relation to gravity. I am still noteven sure what you wanted to write about. I love thatyou were so into space. It helped me realize how much akindergartner can write if interested in what he’s writingabout. I felt so much respect for what you could teachme, for how I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. Iremember feeling better about understanding the scienceinvolved when I could look at the pictures you drew andall of a sudden, it made sense to me when it really didn’tbefore I looked at your pictures. I wonder if that’s howyou all felt while I was reading to you.I think about you every morning on the way to work,especially on Fridays. Fridays are my favorite day,remember? Pizza Fridays were a hit in our class. I thinkof you on Fridays because you didn’t like the pizza weserve at school. Often, you would bring your own inyour lunch box. And, it wasn’t just any kind of pizza youliked; you liked Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust pizza. I knowthis, I remember this so well because you told me everyFriday, all year. Every time you told me it was like youwere telling me for the first time. I love that about you –enthusiasm and energy even if you are telling me for the20th time. It makes me happy to know this about you. Imight not, if you didn’t love telling me about Pizza Hut’sStuffed Crust pizza.Zander, teachers spend a lot of time planning for whatkids do all day. Did you know that? We spend hours andhours thinking of ways to make learning fun! Sometimesit seems impossible to make some things fun. I loveteaching kindergarten because your class thought justabout everything we did was fun. Really, most things youloved and went with it. But it is teaching kids like you thatmake this really true. Remember this summer, at camp; wehad a Mud Pie week? We made mud puddles and wantedto splash in them! (Mrs. Rotter was away on vacationthat week.) You were the only kid who came to schooldressed entirely in brown. From your shirt to your shoes...all brown. You were my hero that day. You showed mewithout saying a word that you were ready for anything,excited for the world I had helped create and wanted youto enjoy. I will remember that day for as long as I live.My favorite thing about you, bud, was that you were alove bug. You loved your friends and your teachers andyour family with your whole entire heart. I have neverhad a child tell me how much they love me as often asyou did last year. You seemed to know when someoneneeded to hear it too. How did you know that? After acrazy day, you would wait until you and I were waitingin carpool and you’d say, “Do you know how much I loveyou? I don’t think you know how much I love you.” Whata sentiment to leave with at the end of a day. I wouldlook out over the class while teaching and I’d see yourubbing noses with Maya. I wasn’t always sure you werelistening, but how could I not love how much you loved thepeople around you. I’ve learned that what happens in themoment might not be what you planned, but it just mightturn out to be the moment that brings you happiness inthe darkest of times.And finally, I want to thank you for all of these thingsand all the other big and small memories and imprintsyou left on my heart. I will forever be grateful for theconversation you had with me and the class at the end ofthe year. Telling us about heaven and the angels at thetime made little sense and is now profoundly important tous. I believe you gave us many gifts last year. I believeyou knew what many of us forget, to treasure each day,each person, for you never know how many moments youhave. Through us, you live on.Love and hugs,Mrs. McCarthyTHE MEmORIALGlenelg Country School community is in the planning stagesfor a space set aside on campus where children can play,enjoy the outdoors as Zander did, gaze up at the sky, andremember him for years to come. The space will be behindthe Primary School, near Zander’s favorite playground.Students, parents, teachers, and classmates of Zander’s havealready participated in generating ideas for the space.TEAm ZANDEROn Saturday, September 22nd, the GCS community, alongwith the Stellone’s family and friends, joined Zander’s Teamto participate in the Living Legacy Foundation’s Donate LifeFamily Fun Run. (The Living Legacy Foundation educatesthe public to understand the importance of organ donation,supports families of donors during a very difficult time,and supports organ recipients and their families.) Over 90participants and donors joined to support the Foundationand remember Zander as a “Donor in Spirit” through histeam. Wearing red (Zander’s favorite color) bandanas andhaving our red sign made us visible in this event held atM&T Bank Stadium. Zander’s Team was a top fundraiserand was honored at the Foundation’s annual recognitionevent on November 15th at the Belvedere Hotel inBaltimore, Maryland.4 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 20135


Lower SchoolBuilding Bridges and Making Global ConnectionsThe Lower School Building Bridgesgroup has a new look! As part of theGlobal Competencies Initiative theBuilding Bridges club is expanding inscope. The mission of the Lower SchoolBuilding Bridges program is to provideopportunities for students and facultyto navigate complex global problemswith creativity and compassion, whiledeveloping appreciation for thediversity of the world in which they live.The club, formally Building Bridges,is now called CHAMPS. CHAMPS willcontinue the strong relationship withThe Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI)and Children Against Mines Program(CHAMPS). Under the leadershipof Jennifer Cope, the club will alsocontinue to sponsor Kite Day and theK9-9K event scheduled for April 27,2013. One of our sister schools, theGlenelg School of Abu Dhabi, RuwaisBy Jennifer Cope, 4th Grade, Lower SchoolCampus, reached out to us to establisha connection between our students. LeaGalarraga’s 2nd grade class, MaryBeth Kuchno’s 3rd grade class, ClaireWalker with the physical educationprogram, and Eline Reis with the musicprogram, are working together withtheir counterparts in the Abu Dhabischool.In addition, Margaret El Haddad iscontinuing her Skype in the classroomsessions with French-speaking studentsabroad. The 4th and 5th grade studentshave a pen pal program with theOLE Punyua Primary School in Narok,Kenya. After seeing the paper theirpen pals used, our students expresseda desire to create a gift package ofschool supplies for their new friends.In January, 4th grade music studentsperformed with a public school classin Massachusetts through Skype. Inaddition, Suzanne Stone is workingtowards establishing a relationship witha school abroad in order to engagein a collaborative visual arts project.The program is also looking for waysto connect with schools abroad in orderto highlight our Green School Initiativeand provide a pathway for schools toengage in similar initiatives in a waythat is applicable to their situation.This is just the beginning! The facultyinvolved in the re-structuring of BuildingBridges is committed to facilitating theengagement of our students, faculty,and parents in a variety of venues.Special thanks go to Anne Wooleyhand,Brad Bernstein, Katharina Boser, IevaBolsteins, Jennifer Cope, Deb DeVoe,Margaret El-Haddad, Hilary McCarthy,and Carole Lehan.By Jennifer Cope, 3rd Grade and Leslie Whitecoff, Language Arts, Lower SchoolSince 2007, the Glenelg CountrySchool community has worked withmembers of The Marshall LegacyInstitute (MLI) to help make adifference in the lives of childrenaround the world. The students atGlenelg Country School participatedin numerous activities to raise funds tohelp aid the life-saving programs thatMLI offers to countries affected bylandmines. Two mine detecting dogs,Dragon and Country, are currentlybeing sponsored by Glenelg CountrySchool in an effort to support MLI’sCHAMPS program. These dogs helpclear paths, save lives, and return landto productive use in war-torn countriesby detecting hidden landmines. Ourstudents have felt a great sense ofaccomplishment by seeing how ourefforts have made such an impact onthose affected by landmines.The Junior CHAMPS club, an afterschoolenrichment program offeredto Lower School and Middle Schoolstudents, sponsored an informationalbooth at the International HolidayBazaar on December 5th.Representatives from MLI broughta retired mine detection dog todemonstrate how the dogs activelywork in other countries to sniff outlandmines.The Marshall Legacy Institute willbe hosting its third annual K9-9K onSaturday, April 27, 2013, on ourbeautiful campus. Proceeds fromthis event continue to help MLI fundtheir life-saving programs. The 9KWalkathon gives you the chance tomake a real difference in the lives ofyouth living in war-torn countries. Thisnonprofit organization helps peoplewho have been injured by landminesand provides Mine Detection Dogs.Activities at the event will includeraffles, bake sales, concessions, andfun activities for two-legged and fourleggedfriends.For more information about theupcoming event please contact JenniferCope at jcope@glenelg.org. We lookforward to seeing you here!Opposite Page, from top: Students celebratingKite Day; Students working with their teacher onwriting letters to their pen pals in Narok, Kenya;Students enjoying Kite Day; Two students read theirletters from pen pals in Narok, Kenya. This Page,from top: Family getting ready to enjoy the MLIK9-9K walk; Students pose for a photo; Two studentsenjoying the run on the course; Last year’s t-shirtdesign.8 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 20139


Middle SchoolFreewill meetscontemplation:Allegory at gcsUpper SchoolBy Randy Beckford, Humanities, Upper Schoolstudent Council ElectionBy Kevin Boland, Head of School, Middle SchoolWith the election year upon us, the Middle School feltit would be a good political lesson for their studentsto experience an election of their own. Each year newstudent council members are voted on in a simple classroomformat: nominate members and vote by hand or paperballot. Students might not even know they are going tobe nominated and may have only mentioned they had aninterest in being elected.This year, the process was very different. Coordinatedand organized by Aaron Tolentino ’03 and Laura Hines,modeled after their high school experiences, much morewas required from each candidate. It started in Octoberwith very specific guidelines and it was determined thata class representative would be elected in grades 6 and7. Class officers would be filled by 8th graders only andwould include the following: President, Vice President,Secretary, and Treasurer. The job of each officer wasclearly defined prior to running or campaigning.This new format seemed to draw much more interest, andthe enthusiasm involving the student body was infectious.Students that planned to run for one of the 8th grade ClassOfficers were required to write an essay describing whythey want to be elected, their past experience, as well aswhat they would do for the school to make them a viablecandidate. Once the essays were submitted and reviewedby various faculty members, the pool of candidates wasnarrowed down to a manageable number. Candidateswere given the opportunity to give a campaign speech atMiddle School Forum. Once all speeches were heard by thestudent body, an official election was held in each advisorgroup. An official ballot was made by Mrs. Hines, alongwith an official ballot box. Mr. Tolentino, with the help of afew faculty members, tallied the votes and determined thewinner.Congratulations to this year’s 2012-2013 Student CouncilMembers:President: Jim Murphy ’17Vice President: Ime Etokebe ’17Secretary: Kathleen DeLeonibus ’17Treasurer: Tara Basir ’17Class Representatives8th grade: Simity Jalloh ’17Aaron Jarvie ’177th grade: Tonna Emenuga ’18Michael Diangelo ’18Ashley Good ’18Zena Abro ’186th grade: Albert Jackson ’19Emma Smith ’19Kyriek Richards ’19Joy Hursey ’19This process not only taught the students a great dealabout the political process, but also brought a more serioustone and added responsibility to the elected members.The elected members have more specific responsibilities,such as taking minutes at meetings, collecting tag-daymoney, tabulating surveys, and make announcements tostudents apprising them of what was discussed in meetings.In just a few short weeks of taking office the studentcouncil has organized a dance, added community serviceopportunities, administered a catered lunch survey, andnow hold regular meetings with a set agenda. They areworking on plans for more evening events such as movieand game nights. It is evident this democratic process andmore serious approach to student government is working asour forefathers had intended.Love. Greed. Temptation. Redemption.Integrity. We are all familiar withthese words, but what do they reallymean? If Love was a person, would hebe intimidating or placating? Wouldhis smile be the impetus for a life ofselflessness and altruism, or could thatsame smile lure you into a world ofjealously and betrayal?Students in 10th grade WesternLiterature recently explored thesequestions in conjunction with theirreadings of Everyman and OtherMiracle and Morality Plays, originallywritten in medieval times. These playsemploy allegory, the assigning ofconcrete details to abstract concepts,in order to give a clearer, moredefinitive portrayal of the seeminglyintangible.After weeks of literary discussion,the students were separated intopairs and asked to write allegoricalskits of their own. The results,ranging from poetry and rap tocomedy and drama, and even one15-minute original musical, exceededthis teacher’s expectations anddemonstrated a true understanding,and in many cases mastery, ofallegorical writing.The students were given a veryspecific model to follow in orderto 1. identify their “characters”and 2. showcase their character’sthoughts and actions. In one skit, ourprotagonist, “Freewill” (or Will), isportrayed as a casually dressed,fun-loving-to-a-fault teenager. Thecentral action of the skit focuses on hisplight to convince his friend, the moreserious and academically-minded“Contemplation,” to forgo studyingat home and join him for a night onthe town. By exploring the actions ofthese two characters in a concrete,albeit fictitious scenario, the studentswere able to successfully define therelationship between the conceptsthemselves – in this case freewill andcontemplation.The resolution of this skit hasContemplation second-guessinghimself and staying at home foranother boring Saturday night, whileFreewill ends up in trouble for failingto fully contemplate the consequencesof his actions. The commentary here:Freewill and Contemplation needeach other in order to maintain ahealthy balance in their lives.All in all, this creative writing exercise,complete with props, costumes, andaudience allowed the students toapply literary concepts from anestablished and celebrated work totheir own creative endeavors… andhave a little fun in the process!12 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201313


I votedOn Friday, November 2nd, four days before thePresidential Election, the back of the Upper School forumwas turned in to a polling station. Three laptops andcardboard privacy shields were set up to enable studentsto vote in a mock election. Two hundred and thirty-sevenstudents in the 8th through 12th grades participatedin this election, run online through the University ofVirginia’s Center for Politics Youth Leadership Initiative(youthleadership.net). The rights and duties of an informedcitizen in a democratic republic were in action at GlenelgCountry School!With nearly a 70% voter turnout, the Glenelg CountrySchool 8th through 12th grade community electedBarack Obama to a second term as President with anarrow majority of 50.21% (just under the percentageof the national popular vote President Obama ended upwinning). Mirroring the actual election results, Ben Cardin,the Democratic candidate for the Senate, won as did theDemocratic candidate for every House seat. The onlyexception occurred when the students from Maryland U.S.Representative District 3 elected Eric Delano Knowles, theRepublican candidate, to serve that district in the House;the greater population of District 3 elected John Sarbanes,the Democratic opponent, on November 6th.Voting for representatives was a good start, but with somany referendums and amendments on the Marylandballot this year, the U.S. History teachers who organizedthe election at school wanted to make sure students hadthe opportunity to be involved with this other element ofElection Day’s democratic process. As Charlie Stewart, 8thgrade U.S. History teacher, explains, “Including the ballotquestions in our elections was an important element inGCS Rocked the vote!By Ed Conroy, Humanities, Upper Schoolmaking our students’ experience as realistic as possible.Since Maryland voters had to weigh these importantquestions, it was correct to make our students contemplatethese issues as well. It was great to see our students takethese ballot questions so seriously and really decide, forthemselves, how they felt about these issues.” Mr. Stewartorganized the election in the 8th grade and had all of hisstudents vote as part of this learning experience.In the Upper School, the main questions that becametopics of discussion in the GCS community were the sameones that flooded the airwaves of greater Maryland:Question 4 Pubic Institutions of Higher Education – TuitionRates (better known as the Dream Act), Question 6 CivilMarriage Protection Act, and, of course, Question 7Gaming Expansion Referendum. Students passed Question4 with 54% of the vote supporting the petition that allows“individuals, including undocumented immigrants…to payin-state tuition rates at community colleges in Maryland.”The student body also overwhelmingly endorsed theCivil Marriage Protection Act, with 68% favoring thereferendum petition. Some choose to regard this supermajorityas a positive sign that, as a whole, our studentsare a very tolerant and welcoming group of young peopleregardless of political affiliation.Question 7, one of the most advertised ballot referendums,was a very close vote at GCS. With 12% abstaining, thereferendum was voted down 46% for to 42% against.Although opponents of the law within the student communitywere pleased with this victory, they were disappointed themorning of November 7th to find that the law had passedin the real election with nearly 52% of the vote.By and large, the GCS election day experience was praisedby faculty election officials and student participants alike.Humanities Department Coordinator Kevin Macaluso calledthe experience “simple and effective.” Students appreciatedother elements of the day. Sammi Weiner ’13 appreciatedthat “our results were the same as the general results.”Many students felt similarly empowered that our little schoolelection had correctly predicted the national results.“The rights and duties of an informedcitizen in a democratic republic were inaction at Glenelg Country School!”Ed Conroy, who facilitated the election in the Upper School,explained that the junior summer reading and his U.S.History classes’ discussions were the impetus for trying tomake this mock election happen across the upper school. Thissummer, all incoming 11th graders read John F. Kennedy’sProfiles in Courage as summer reading for their U.S. Historyand American Literature classes. In his conclusion, entitled“The Meaning of Courage,” then-Senator Kennedy explains,“in a democracy, every citizen, regardless of his interestin politics, ‘holds office’; every one of us is in a positionof responsibility; and, in the final analysis, the kind ofgovernment we get depends upon how we fulfill thoseThere has been a worldwide revival of the art of knitting during the21st-century. Just doing a simple Google search yields thousandsof patterns, tutorials, and videos, and guilds and knitting circleshave resurfaced all over the country. The Upper School’s CharityKnitting Club has gathered together this year for the first time toallow students to not only learn how to knit, but to encourage themto use these newfound skills to create items for those in need.The interest in this club has been remarkable. Lainey Molin(Upper School Science), and Beth Goodman (Upper School Math),proposed the idea with the hopes of creating a small knitting circleof a few interested girls. Surprisingly, 24 young women and menhave chosen to participate in this ongoing charitable project. Mosthave no experience with fiber crafts, though a few have knit orcrocheted before. All have approached knitting with energy andenthusiasm.responsibilities.” It was important to try and let the studentshave a taste of those responsibilities even if it could only bein a mock election. A student in Mr. Conroy’s History class,Andrew Conn ’14 shared how having the mock electionat the same time as the real election increased people’sinterest across the board: “It got more people talking aboutit, and more people started caring about the election.” Itis the hope of the teachers involved that this interest willcarry over to elections in the future and especially the nextpresidential election in 2016.Most members of the Upper School student body will beof voting age for the next presidential election. BrandonOchletree ’13 just missed the opportunity to vote in thisyear’s election, turning eighteen five days too late. Thinkingback on the mock election, Brandon commented, “it wouldhave been nice to have more information about thecandidates…I just voted for [some people] and I had noidea who [they were].” This was an unintended success ofthe election at GCS, and the hope is that these future voterswill take the opportunity during the next election to beinformed and fulfill their responsibilities in helping select thegovernment of our country.Knitting clubBy Lainey Molin, Science, Upper Schoolthis charity. Students have chosen bright and happy colors and arepracticing away on these simple patterns. It is the group’s hope thatthese small tokens of appreciation will bring joy to the men andwomen protecting our country.This spring, students plan to shift their focus, as well as add totheir knitting skill set, by knitting preemie hats and blankets for theNeonatal Intensive Care Unit at Howard County General Hospital.These items are intended to provide comfort to families during whatis sure to be a very stressful first few weeks of a preemie’s life. Itis hoped that the Charity Knitting Club will become a tradition inthe Upper School.Two major projects are proposed for the 2012-2013 school year,though the interests of the club members will determine the specificcharities that will be targeted. The first project is in conjunction withWarmth for Warriors (warmthforwarriors.com). This organization,founded by Meta Welcher, is dedicated to providing knit items totroops serving overseas in an effort to show appreciation for thesacrifices they have made to keep our country safe. The CharityKnitting Club is currently working on knitting simple washcloths for14 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201315


RoboticsBy Rose Young, Science, Upper SchoolINternational Students’THanksgivingGCS has had a Robotics team forseveral years, and last year may havebeen one of the most exciting in all theschool’s history – a GCS team advancedto the Maryland State Tournament, andwas part of the second-place allianceof teams. That may not sound all thatimpressive, but it required the studentson the team to build a mechanical robotcapable of operating on its own andunder remote control to perform somevery challenging tasks. The competitionpits two robots on each side against oneanother and the clock, and scores canbe agonizingly close. If it sounds likea sporting event, you are getting thepicture.FIRST is a non-profit organization foundedover 20 years ago to promote scienceand technology among young people byengaging them in challenging, fun, andexciting competitive events that requireteamwork, training, and innovation. Theseprograms began as rather informalgatherings in high school gymnasiumsinvolving a handful of teams to aninternational set of four competitionsopen to kids from kindergarten through12th grade. The particular programGCS has been involved in is called FIRSTTech Challenge (FTC), which is a relativenewcomer to the FIRST family. FTC robotsare no more than 18” on a side at thestart of a match, and this year robots willpick up and hang plastic rings on pegs tomake ‘tic-tac-toe’ patterns in the centerof a 12’x12’ field. Some of the ringsmust be hung without human assistance;other special rings are weighted andworth more if hung in a particular area.At the end of each match, robots may liftpartners in the air for more points.The GCS Teams meet during enrichment,after school, and on weekends. Theinterest has been great enough to formtwo teams of 14 students, each leadby one of the returning members fromthe successful 2011 – 2012 team. FTCTeam 607 is lead by Batu Balimtas ’14,and Team 3083 by Alex Kalaris ’14.They got off to a late start this year, butcompeted on December 9th at SidwellFriends and again on February 2nd atMarriott’s Ridge High School. FIRST is notjust about kids building robots, but aboutrobots building kids. This means that thereis much more to a Robotics team than themechanical design and construction of therobots.The teams this year will add moreoutreach to their agenda, beginning witha FIRST Lego ® League Qualifier that GCShosted on December 15th. The teamswill also seek opportunities to share theirexperiences with Middle, Lower andPrimary students and the public.Mr. Marc Schmidt has mentored the teamsover the years, and he continues as a keymentor to the programmers and in overallteam support. He is joined this year byMrs. Rose Young and Mrs. Beth Goodman.Both Mrs. Young and Mrs. Goodman, asProject Lead the Way teachers, look onthe Robotics program as an extension ofthe STEM instruction in their classrooms.Robotics is open to all students, and manyskills are needed for successful teams.Mrs. Young is new to GCS, but not toFIRST Robotics. She has mentored (andcontinues to mentor) a FIRST RoboticsCompetition (FRC) Team out of Eldersburg,MD. Mrs. Young advocates participationin these programs for students who wantto experience a real technical challenge,learn to communicate well, and grow asleaders.The GCS Annual InternationalThanksgiving Dinner was held inthe parlor of the Manor House onThursday, November 15th. It was ahuge success, judging from the happysmiles all around the room.Several years ago, a group ofteachers got together to figure outhow they could help the growingpopulation of international studentsto be more comfortable here atGlenelg. It was decided that anAmerican Thanksgiving feast shouldbe held to introduce them to our mostwonderful celebration. The teachersdivided up the cooking chores andthe International students from bothMiddle and Upper Schools were sentinvitations. The dinner became animmediate hit, and this year was ourfourth annual event.Teachers and even someadministrators rose early that dayto cook the food that made up thetraditional American ThanksgivingDinner. A 22-pound turkey wasbasted and roasted to perfection,By Deb Banker, Visual Arts, Upper Schoolside dishes included sweet potatoes,mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce,green beans, and of course pies andcookies for dessert. Teachers servedthe food to the students and Mr.Ventre gave them a warm welcome.Mr. Weeks presented a song for theirentertainment plus giving a lovelyNative American blessing. Towardsthe end of the meal, students andteachers participated in identifyingthings for which they were individuallythankful.We hosted about 30 internationalstudents this year and all agreed wewould need an additional turkey nextyear as the crowd continues to grow.Class In The CellBy Deb Banker, Visual Arts, Upper SchoolBuilding the Cell was a reward activity forthe 8 Seniors in AP Biology who were leftbehind while the juniors in the class attendeda field trip in DC. We had recently finisheda unit on cells and this was an opportunityto build a model of a plant cell bigger thana class and decorate it from the inside withdrawings of organelles such as the nucleus,chloroplasts, and mitochondria. In thisexercise, the bigger challenge is figuringout how to work together to assemble thecell from big pieces of thin plastic and clearpacking tape inflated by a window fan inonly 80 minutes. So, really, this exerciseuses a biological theme to practice 21stcenturyskills like creativity, communication,and collaboration – skills you can’t practicewhile studying from a book. We displayedthe cell in front of the Upper School Libraryfor a week so that passers-by could look atit, touch it, or even climb inside.16 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201317


Visual ArtsBy Carole Lehan, Performing Arts, Upper SchoolCROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING * CHARACTER * COLLABORATION * CREATIVITYCOMMUNICATION * CRITICAL THINKINGFor the second year, Advanced Drama took to the naturalisticsetting of the Theater-in-the-Woods for the US fall production.Number the Stars is a story of bravery during the Resistance of theNazi occupation in World War II’s Denmark. The choice of play,along with production requirements, provided an opportunity tofurther our 21st-century skills while studying a 20th-century event.Performing Arts21 st Century Skills Take Shape in Productionthat they are about to be relocated. They decide to try to escapeto Denmark, and Annemarie’s family agrees to help them. Theyare convinced that the occupation is wrong and so they must thinkand act for themselves even though it is risky for all involved.Art GRantMiddle School art was awarded a grant through the Maryland StateArts Council, in conjunction with Young Audiences, to have a residentartist visit for a special installation project with the entire 7th grade.The visiting artist is Amanda Pellerin, who has worked as a residentartist and teacher at Baltimore Clayworks for nearly a decade. Thestudents are going to focus on making a permanent installation inthe Middle School based on their 7th grade curriculum. The artist willvisit in February and will be working off and on with the students forthe whole month.CHARACTER and CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING – AsGCS studies about bullies on all levels Pre-K3 – 12 and aboutthe theme of man vs. man in various cultures, the productionchampioned the cause of the underpowered. Students both inthe play and in the audience became familiar with the dynamicof the military occupation as well as the limited freedoms thataccompany that state when “might” is given the “right.”COLLABORATION – We often hear about the crimes of the Naziregime, but Number the Stars presents a tale in which characterswork together to overcome wrongdoings. It was a compatible titleto the seniors’ All-Upper School reading initiative of Elie Wiesel’sautobiography, Night. The events of the plot were inspired bythe actual resistance movement in Denmark in which Danishpeople secretly rose up against the oppressors by ferrying Jewishcitizens of Denmark across the water to neutral Sweden. Beyondthe theme of collaboration in the subject, creating a productionis a grand act of collaboration that requires an ensemble spirit.Advanced Drama students worked with one another to developscenes, organize costumes, and run props.COMMUNICATION – Advanced Drama gave two outdoorperformances. One was on Thursday, October 18th, in theevening. The other performance was during the school day forthe 4th grade in the following week. Number the Stars, the play,is based on the award-winning novel, which is sometimes includedin the 4th grade reading curriculum. Following that performance,some actors were able to stay for AfterWords, a post-showdiscussion. The young audience showed remarkable attention andinterest during the performance and continued to remain engagedwhile asking discerning questions about the story.CREATIVITY – The cast of 13 Advanced Drama students sharedroles in the creative storytelling using a minimalistic set. The actorsdeveloped a presentation that invited the audience to participateby using their imaginations. The charming new gathering placeof the Theater-in-the-Woods offers the GCS community anothervenue to share and to have our 21st-century skills take shape.This fall, the Upper School Studio Art 2 classworked on drawings in terms of proportion,texture, and shape. Each student in their ownway illustrated a 2-inch tall stuffed bear into alife-size stuffed animal creation.CRITICAL THINKING – In the play, 14-year-old AnnemarieJohansen and Ellen Rosen are best friends growing up in NazioccupiedDenmark. Annemarie and her family are safe becausethey are Protestants, but Ellen’s family is Jewish, and soon hearCAST – Seniors: Abena Frempong, Tyler Hooper, Katie Modrow,Warren Powers, Nicole Rieu, Saraniya Tharmarajah, Melissa Wolf.Juniors: Sarah Narcise, Cooper Taylor (Assistant Director), JustineWollman. Sophomores: Julia Steffe, Andrew Hahm. Freshmen:Kaila Friedman. Guest player: Mr. Ed Conroy.18 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201319


All you needis loveThe music manMiddle School MusicalNovember 16, 2012By Brant Challacombe, Performing Arts, Upper SchoolThey say that “Loves Makes theWorld Go Round.” But whatlove really does, is to inspire usto reach out and care for othersin need. At least, that’s whatit did for a handful of GCSstudents this October.Each year, groups of GCSjuniors collaborate to createCommunity Action projects.Each with an adult mentor, thegroups host their respectiveevents with the goal of enrichingthe community while raisingmoney for a selected charity.The invitation is extended toall family and friends to comeand enjoy the final production.This year, team Love Concertwas led by Andrew Smith ’14,Olumuyiwa Olaniyan ’14,Andrew Hahm ’14, DanielMarkmann ’14, Chris Lee ’14,and Weiben Lao ’14.Established in 2005, by KeithAdams ’06 and Alex Spradling’06, The Love Concert bringstogether both student andfaculty performers for a nightof celebrating a “Crazy LittleThing Called Love.” This year,student performers included:Elijah Washington ’15, KevynAnnJorgenson ’13, Sarah Bates’13, Mallory Pappas ‘14, JadaDamond ’15, Stephen Hahm’13, David Rushe ’13, MarissaDiehl ’15, Jyoti Singhal ’14, VickiDavis ’13, Gilbert Lee ’15, AlexLee ’15, Iris Ryu ’14, Jake Davis’13, Kristen Straub ’15, AndrewSmith ’14, Olumuyiwa Olaniyan,Andrew Hahm, Chris Lee, andWeiben Lao. Rounding off theperformer list were Facultymembers Monique Zastrow andBrant Challacombe.The 90-minute evening wasfilled with love-themed oldstandards and new favorites.This year, Team Love Concertraised almost $1000 for thyroidcancer research, a wonderfulfeat since we normally havetwo performances and this yearcould only reschedule a “onenight only” performance dueto Super-Storm Sandy, and ourresponse? “Stop! In the Name ofLove.”Each year, this project providesstudent directors and performerswith managing and performingexperience that will serve themwell in any professional settinglater in life. It also presentsparticipants with an opportunityto share their talents with GCSand Howard County community.I am very proud of each of theparticipants and Team LoveConcert for their courage andhard work on this project. Andas the timeless lyrics say, All YouNeed is Love. GO DRAGONS!On January 4th, Terry Burrell held a workshop reading for theaterstudents in the Mulitz Theater performing one of her newest roles.Burrell, a “Dreamgirl” in an early run on Broadway, requested asmall articulate student audience to give her feedback about herone person show Ethel. Students from Advanced Theater, Chorus,and Instrumental Music classes were able to attend this showing.It is the musical story of Ethel Waters, an African American bluessinger and actress. Here at GCS, Burrell performed a versionabridged for a High School audience. The students were very takenwith the performance. Some students stated, “Impressive!” “I wantto see the full version.” “Great voice.” “She seemed like she was justtalking to us and not putting on a show.” Terry took questions andstudents were able to give feedback following the performance.Terry thought the students were “very bright” and “asked greatquestions.” She said she had a few take-aways herself that she willconsider in continuing to develop the piece for high school.AN Exclusive PerformanceBy Carole Lehan, Performing Arts, Upper SchoolTerry is preparing to show Ethel at the Alabama ShakespeareFestival next month. For the first time, she is scheduled to performfor older high school audiences while she is there.20 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201321


Community ServiceEmpowering Youthin Kumasi, GhanaBy David Weeks, Community Service Director, Humanities, Upper SchoolOn September 21st, the fourth Maryland Youth Partners in Change(2012-2015) cohort was launched at Fort McHenry. This MYPICprogram is a three-year Middle School leadership and servicelearningpartnership between Glenelg Country School and TheBarclay School in Baltimore, MD. Thirty-two students, 16 comingfrom GCS and a like number from The Barclay School, will discovervaluable resources in the Baltimore area and build a relationshipwith others different from themselves. In addition to breaking downstereotypical thinking, the goals of the MYPIC Program are to honordiversity, build interpersonal trust and respect, become aware ofsocial issues, learn advocacy and activist skills, engage in communityservice, and gain leadership experience. Once a month throughoutthe school year, these 32 students will learn and relate at a varietyof venues in the Baltimore-Metropolitan area.The trip to Fort McHenry on September 21st marked the beginningof these monthly trips. Upon arrival, the students had a brieforientation into the program, as well as received their MYPICt-shirts. The students then participated in team-building activitieswith Outdoor Educator, Bobby Audley. Ranger Tim Ertel hosted thegroup at Fort McHenry and later in the afternoon had the studentsparticipate in a simulation of firing and positioning a cannon on theramparts.In October, MYPIC students traveled to Genesee Outdoor LearningCenter. After a brief orientation and a whole group, team-buildingMYPICBy Jenna Conway, Community Service, Upper Schoolactivity, the MYPIC students were divided into three groupsfacilitated by outdoor educators: Ben, Molly, and Alex. Afterbonding together in small groups, the MYPIC students reconvenedin the whole group for a challenging “group sit” activity to concludethe session.In November, the students journeyed to the Beltsville AgriculturalResearch Center, known as B.A.R.C. They spent their time inthe Student Discovery Garden and were greeted by eightprofessionals. Here the students were introduced to differentvocations in the field of agriculture, and learned about the usesand benefits of different kinds of plants. After finishing a veryenlightening session at B.A.R.C, students traveled to nearby FairlandRegional Park to participate in outdoor learning activities withBobby Audley.Through these collaborations each month, the GCS and BarclaySchool students are building relationships and learning aboutBaltimore-area resources.A small but inspired dress-makingenterprise has begun to flourish in theimpoverished township of Aboabo,Kumasi, Ghana, thanks to the Salih Self-Development Center. Anyars Salih ’10,with the support of the GCS community,started this Self-Development Center in2009 to empower the orphaned anddisadvantaged youth of Aboabo, Kumasiwith vocational skill training and toprovide for the basic health needs of thepeople in Aboabo.Using the resources in the local community,elder women skilled in dress-making andelder men skilled in Kinta cloth-makinghave been invited by the Salih Self-Development Center’s project manager,Musa Salih, to mentor the teenagegirls in the making of dresses and theteenage boys in the making of ceremonialweavings with Ashanti designs. Donatedfunds have been used to purchasematerials for weaving and for dressmaking.Last summer when David Weeks,GCS Global Education Director, madehis third trip to Kumasi, he brought fundswith him as well as blood-testing kits andmagnification eye glasses. Since his firsttrip in the summer of 2009, Mr. Weeks hasdistributed over 80 blood testing kits toAboabo diabetics and an assortment ofapproximately 70 eye glasses to elders,all of which have been donated by theGCS community. He has also providedfunds for the purchase of Singer sewingmachines and dress-making cloth as wellas weaving yarn to be used on traditionalkinta cloth-weaving looms.At present, the dress-making programtakes place in the Aboabo township andthe weaving has been operational onthe traditional looms located just outsideAboabo in the city of Kumasi. When Mr.Weeks visited the Aboabo township, theteenage girls demonstrated their skills incutting cloth and in sewing patterns. Theytook special pride in showing dressesthat they had completed with their Singersewing machines, some of which had beenpurchased by the Salih Self-Developmentfund. It was gratifying to witness theempowerment of the teenage tailors. Withadditional funds to purchase a traditionalkinta cloth-making loom, the boys will alsobe working near their homes in Aboaborather than having to travel outside ofAboabo to learn the art of traditionalweaving.When Mr. Weeks was in Kumasi, MusaSalih made arrangements for the two ofthem to participate in a segment on amorning television talk show on Channel3 broadcasting from the capital city ofAccra. The morning talk show theme wason Ramadan and their segment was oncharity and kindness. After meeting withthe talk show host for a brief introduction,the two of them sat on a couch in thetelevision studio and had an engagingdiscussion with the host. Mr. Weeks andMusa Salih were provided a greatplatform for showcasing the needs of thepeople in Kumasi and for demonstratinghow others more fortunate in Ghanacould contribute to the empowermentof disadvantaged youth in the Aboabotownship. Mr. Weeks was gratified tosee how the contributions of the GCScommunity have helped to advance themission of the Salih Self-DevelopmentCenter and in so doing improve the qualityof life for the people of Aboabo.22 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201323


The enchantment of India“Be the change you want to see for the world,” exclaimedMahatma Ghandi. The five students who experienced theenchantment of India last June were certainly transformedby their exposure to the hospitality, historical richness, andphilosophical complexity of the Indian culture. The insightthey gained from this two week adventure with visits toDelhi, Leh, Acra, and Jaipur clearly gave them a greaterunderstanding of cultural diversity and the way it couldenrich one’s life. Furthermore, this exposure helped thestudents appreciate the value of resources such as freshwater and the deprivation many people in India have forthe basic necessities of life such as bathrooms, which haveoften been taken for granted in the United States.Under the leadership of GCS Global Education DirectorDavid Weeks and his collegial partner Laura Blankenship,computer science teacher of the Baldwin School in BrynMawr, Pennsylvania, five students from three schoolsparticipated. GCS Juniors Tala Ahmadi and Maddy Taylorwere joined by Baldwin students Heather Brown and KristineRojo, and Eric Petterson of the Haverford School in BrynMawr, Pennsylvania. This was the first trip to India for all theBy David Weeks, Community Service Director, Humanities, Upper Schoolparticipants except Mr. Weeks who had previously traveledto India to plan this special experience that would include aservice component in the Himalayan region of Ladakh.This trip started with a visit to the Gurukul School in Delhi.During the previous academic year GCS students Skypedwith students and faculty of this school. Gurukul’s institutionalhospitality was truly impressive as garlands were bestowedon each U.S. visitor and trees were planted to honor theU.S. delegation on the Gurukul School grounds. Additionalindividual gifts were given to each U.S. members after aconference room discussion on interschool perspectives ofU.S. and Indian culture and the types of service projectsundertaken by each school. Before flying from Delhi to theHimalayan region of Ladakh, a tour was provided to theAshram of Mahatma Ghandi to learn more about his famouslife and assassination.While in Leh, Ladakh, the U.S. delegation was introducedto the faculty and students of the high school division of theMoravian Mission School, where they would participate asgroup facilitators and partners in discussing the promise andperils of the internet at the week-longMoravian Tech Fest 2012. In additionto the Tech Fest, the MoravianMission School provided a Ladakhiinterpretation of Shakespeare’sMacbeth, which was fascinating as itfocused on power corruption. Otherthan what was experienced at theMoravian Mission School, the U.S.students and adult leaders enjoyedvisits to the solar powered SECMOLschool, a Tibetan Refugee Camp, andBuddhist monasteries. Additionally,students were offered a raftingtrip on the Indus River, a specialprivate tour of the interior of theDalai Lama’s Darmasala home, andshopping for unique Ladakhi clothing,arts, and crafts.After flying back to Delhi, the U.S.teachers and students took a bus tripto see the famous tourist sites of theTaj Mahal and Red Fort in Acra. Onthe way to Jaipur, the U.S. delegationgained an appreciation for Mughalarchitecture and architecturalornamentation with a visit to thebeautiful Red Fort of Fatijaipur.Elephant rides to the historic RajputFort in Jaipur greeted the U.S.students and faculty. Fine-quality artsand crafts beckoned for prospectiveshoppers and the musical artistry ofa local snake charmer added to theexoticism of the visit to Jaipur. On thereturn visit to Delhi, U.S. participantsmarveled at the beauty of the BahaiLotus Temple and experienced theweight of humanity on the congestedcity streets of India’s capital.visitors from FranceWith exposure to many impressionsof Indian cultural diversity, membersof the U.S. delegation have so manymemories to enhance their perceptionof how their own national culturecompares to Indian culture. Thecontacts established on this exoticjourney will serve GCS well for futuretrips to India.On November 8th, the Youth Ambassadors Program from France made a visit to the Glenelg Country School. Mr.Yaside Dahmani arrived with ten students. They visited a sculpture class and the CL10 Global Education class andhad an opportunity to appreciate the studio of Dragon TV and tour the campus. Their visit culminated with lunch anda reflection on the value of their experience of their visit to Glenelg Country School. The French students valued theirinformal conversations with the GCS students and they were impressed with the engagement and critical thinking of theGCS students in their classes. Furthermore, they enjoyed having a visit to the historic Glenelg Manor House and seeingthe beautiful grounds of our campus.24 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201325


Athleticssmall in numbers, big in heartsThe 2012 season brought some challenges to the GCS VarsityField Hockey team. While the team only graduated two seniorsfrom the 2011 squad, six players did not return for the 2012season-affecting the numbers of both the Junior Varsity andVarsity squads. The Varsity team was comprised of 14 outstandingplayers: Seniors Sarah Bates, Nicole Rieu, KevynAnn Jorgenson,Hannah Harbold, Lauren McCormack; Juniors Kelly Johnson,Mallory Pappas, Lauren Smith, Hannah Veater, Marissa Burks,Gillie Lynch, Nike Awotunde; Sophomore Tessa More; andFreshman Megan Hooper.The squad started the pre-season scrimmage play strong,defeating A Conference Roland Park Country School 1-0 and CConference Champion St. Timothy’s 10-0. Midway through theseason the team lost two starting defenders to injuries in the spanof one week and called upon sophomore Koko Etokebe to makethe move from Junior Varsity to Varsity starter on defense whereshe contributed immediately. The GCS Dragon Field Hockey teamplayed the season with skill and heart. Captains Sarah Bates andMallory Pappas as well as the senior leadership kept the teamfocused and positive during some tough games and through theinjuries mid-season.The Dragons ended the season 7-7-1 overall and 6-4-1 in theIAAM B Conference, earning a fourth seed of the 11 teams goinginto the playoffs. The Dragons only conference losses in seasonwere all 1-0 to the top 3 seeded teams: Seton Keough, Mt.DeSales, and Park. Highlights from the season included a veryBy Jessica McAdams, Physical Education, Upper School, Varsity Field Hockey Coachexciting 1-0 overtime win at Friends to guarantee the home fieldfourth seed for the playoffs as well as a come from behind 2-2tie with 2011 Champion Maryvale with no subs. Sadly GCS lost1-0 in double overtime to Friends in the first round of the IAAM BConference Playoffs after a 3-day delay due to Hurricane Sandy.The five seniors on our squad have made huge contributions toour program and have had some amazing accomplishments thepast four years, including two IAAM B Conference ChampionshipAppearances, winning the Championship in 2010. LaurenMcCormack was the leading scorer with 6 goals. Hannah Veaterrecorded 5 goals, and Lauren Smith and Marissa Burks recorded4 goals. Tessa More led the team with 4 assists this season whileLauren Smith and Nicole Rieu recorded 3 assists each. Nicole endsher GCS career tied for 3rd in Career Assists with 13.On the defensive side, five different players made defensive savesto prevent goals behind their keepers. Mallory Pappas led theteam with 3 defensive saves, KevynAnn Jorgenson recorded 2, andGillie Lynch, Koko Etokebe, and Megan Hooper all recorded 1defensive save.GCS has always had a strong history of outstanding goalkeepers.This year we were lucky to have two outstanding, nationallyrecognized goalkeepers: Kelly Johnson and Sarah Bates. Thissummer both Sarah and Kelly participated in the National FuturesTournament and both were selected to the Futures Elite Program.Kelly was also selected to Junior Olympics and the U-17 NationalTeam for Team USA. Kelly was strong in thecage this season on varsity in-conferenceplay making 54 saves and letting in only 3goals for a 94.7% in saves. Kelly’s overallsave percentage is also an impressive90%. Goalkeeper Sarah Bates ends her4-year varsity career with a strong 2012season and outstanding career stats. Thisseason Sarah made 73 saves and only letin four goals in conference play, givingher a 94.8% in saves. Sarah’s overall savepercentage this season is also an impressive92.6%. Sarah ends her GCS career with a4-year save percentage of 89% and 33career shutouts!At the end-of-the-season celebration,three players were given GCS AthleticAwards for Varsity Field Hockey. LaurenMcCormack earned the team’s MostImproved Player Award, Sarah Batesearned the Coaches’ Award, and NicoleRieu earned the Dragon Award.Four players were also selected for someexciting post-season recognitions:IAAM B Conference All Stars: SarahBates, Nicole RieuWashington Post All Metro First Team:Sarah BatesWashington Post All Metro HonorableMention: Kelly JohnsonHoward County Times All HowardCounty First Team: Sarah BatesHoward County Times All HowardCounty Second Team: Nicole RieuMaryland State Field Hockey CoachesAssociation All State Team HonorableMention: Sarah BatesNational Field Hockey CoachesAssociation High School AcademicSquad: Nicole Rieu, Lauren McCormackWhile the team is sad to graduate fiveamazing seniors, we are looking forwardto the future of the program. Withreturning varsity players attending theNational Hockey Festival, National IndoorQualifier, Disney Field Hockey Showcase,and participating in Futures and the8th – 10th grade GCS indoor pick-upleague, the future looks very bright for theprogram. We are also looking forward tobreaking in the beautiful new turf field nextseason, which will improve the stick-skilldevelopment of the Field Hockey teamsat all levels from Middle to Upper Schoolsand take our teams to a whole new level ofcompetition.A Season of GrowthJV Field Hockey at GCS has always beenabout giving our athletes the chance toplay and grow into Varsity players. While,in the final standings, the season may haveseemed an unsuccessful one, on the fieldthe opposite was true. The team includednine returning sophomore players, all ofwhom showed exceptional growth fromtheir rookie seasons. Led by captains KokoEtokebe, Olivia Dwelley, and ShagunKathuria, the 10th graders increased theirfield sense, passing, and communicationskills greatly over the course of the season.The three new 9th graders also had animmediate impact: Gabi Hernendez led theteam in scoring; Erin Jack was the leaderin assists; and Goalkeeper Sophia Kalarisproved that GCS’ tradition of fantasticgoalkeeping would continue for manyyears. A season highlight was a shutouttie against the fresh/soph squad from AConference powerhouse, Garrison Forest.JV Field Hockey is becoming an anomaly,with several schools in the B Conferencenot being able to field a team, but withthe great program in the Middle School,the Dragons look to continue their growthin the coming seasons. At the end-ofthe-seasoncelebration two players weregiven GCS Athletic Awards for JV FieldHockey. Sophomore Shagun Kathuriaearned the team’s Most Improved Playerand sophomore Olivia Dwelley earned theCoaches’ Award.GCS Field HockeyAlumni UpdateAllie Pickens ’12 wasa part of the DrexelUniversity Field HockeyTeam this season as afreshman. Allie was thrilledto be able to share in theexperiences this season asher Drexel Dragons wonthe CAA Championshipsfor the first time in schoolhistory in a dramatic overtime victory overNortheastern to earn an automatic bid intothe NCAA Division I Tournament!Alexa Olney ’11 enjoyed her secondseason as a member of the University ofMaryland Club Field Hockey Team. TheUMD Club FH Team is ranked 15th andthis season ended 4-2-1 with the lossescoming from UVA and Duke. Alexa was sadthat the season was cut short for her teamdue to weather and injuries but she feelsconfident that they will be back in the ClubChampionships next year!Claire McAuliffe ’11 had a standoutsophomore season as a starter for theWashington College Field Hockey Team.As an attacker Claire lead the team withgoals (10), assists (7) and shots (81). Clairewas the Washington College Athletic“Shorewoman of the Week” in Octoberand was recently recognized as a 2012Centennial Conference All Star Team 2ndTeam Selection. Claire ended the seasontied for 7th in the conference in both goalsand assists, 6th in the conference withpoints, and 5th in the conference in shots.Congrats Claire!26 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201327


2012, U-19 World Lacrosse ChampionshipGames – Turku, FinlandCoaches’ commitment, determination, and vision pay off for Finnish Lacrosse teamHead Lacrosse coach, Risto Worthington and assistant,Kevin Boland returned to Turku, Finland for the U-19 WorldGame Championships after a year of preparing the teamfor international competition. After the initial training campand try-out in July of 2011, the coaches ventured halfwayaround the globe once again, to make the final cuts inanticipation of the games in July of 2012. They were joinedby Griff Barhight and Finnish native, Pentti Pekkonen.Turku, host city of this year’s games, is a lively sports townlocated a couple of hours from Helsinki on the southwestcoast of Finland. It has been the home of the iconic “FlyingFinn” Paavo Nurmi, a nine-time Olympic gold medalist, anda number of the nation’s leading teams in team sports, suchas ice hockey, football, and now... lacrosse. A town filledwith sports “lunatics”, they have also hosted several athleticevents such as Power Cup, which drew together over 10,000volleyball players. Now they were host to the lacrossechampionships and it was expected to draw thousands offans... which it did!The coaches were cautiously optimistic going into thetournament. Although the 23 team members were chosenfrom a relatively small group of players (just 36 triedout), they felt the overall caliber of the team was moreexperienced, bigger, stronger, and more athletic than in pastyears. Unlike the powerhouse countries of USA, Canada,Iroquois Nation, Australia, and England that often timesBy Kevin Boland, Middle School Head, Varsity Lacrosse Coachhave more than 200 – 400 players try out in an elaborateevaluation system, Coach Worthington and Boland were ata distinct disadvantage due to the limited time with theirteam. The coaches also looked forward to the opportunityto reconnect with Anssi Kaisalmi and Jonas Martin, bothFinnish exchange students who attended GCS and playedlacrosse in 2010 – 11. Both boys earned spots on the teamand were instrumental in the team’s success. The experienceand skill development they gained while attending GCSreally paid off and it showed throughout the tournament attheir respective positions.After the opening ceremony in Turku Stadium, host countryFinland had the privilege of playing Czech Republic in thefirst game to kick-off the event. The home crowd energizedthe players and made them proud to be representing theircountry. Although the Finn’s fell short, 14-11, in getting theirfirst win in front of the home crowd, they were proud oftheir effort and impressed everyone with their aggressiveplay and competitive spirit. This set the stage for theremainder of the games as the team went on to defeatGermany, Wales (twice), and Netherlands but droppedgames to Australia, Germany, and Czech Republic (twice).One of the highlights of the tournament was a tripleovertime loss to Czech Republic where Finland staged anamazing comeback down by two goals with less than 30seconds remaining. Anssi Kaisalmi forced overtime with hisacrobatic playmaking as he tallied his fourth goal of thethe game to force overtime with less than ten seconds toplay in regulation. Although they lost, it was evidence tothe home crowd that this team was here to win and theywould be competitive in every game, and go down fightinguntil the last seconds of each contest. A 4 – 4 record andseventh place finish out of twelve teams was something neveraccomplished before by this country. In the 2008 WorldGames the team managed just one overtime win over Koreaand finished at the bottom of the standings. It was evidentby the end of this tournament that lacrosse was taking holdand was being embraced by the players and fans.Hosting the World Games in Finland has helped give thesport of lacrosse a jump start that was truly embraced byeveryone. The Finnish people love competition, and arefamiliar with soccer and hockey. It is no surprise that lacrossewas an appealing substitute to the off-season for hockeyenthusiasts. They enjoyed the speed and physical aspects ofthe game and responded in a way the coaches had hoped.They were exposed to a game that is just beginning to gainin popularity and as more and more hockey players gainexperience, the level of play and number of participantsshould increase dramatically.Coach Risto Worthington has devoted eight years of hiscoaching career spreading the growth of lacrosse to hisnative country. His mother was born and raised in Finlandand Risto was able to participate in the Finnish Men’s WorldTeam in 2004 as part of the European games in Prague.His involvement in the youth program to better developthe U-19 team is a testament to his dedication and love ofthe game. When Coach Worthington walks the streets ofTurku and Helsinki and there is talk of lacrosse, just abouteveryone that knows the game recognizes his contribution tothe development of this sport in Finland.This was an experience we will never forget. We wereso fortunate to be a part of this team, and to share ourknowledge and experience with those that appreciatedit. The people of Finland welcomed us into their countryand into their lives. They are intrigued with this game andin awe of anyone from the U.S. that plays or coaches andthey follow the top college teams and players as if they arerock stars. They genuinely appreciated the time, effort, andfinancial obligation each of us made to be a part of theFinland Team. They have invited us to coach the team whenthey compete in the next U-19 championships in Canada.Now we have come to realize how this game is spreadingaround the world and how we can all make a difference tothese young athletes.I cannot end this article without mentioning Anssi Kaisalmi.By his performance in these games, being recognized asone of the leading scorers in the tournament and a memberof the “All Tournament Team,” he might just be recognizedas the new “Flying Finn.” He was the home-crowd favoriteand was greeted by cheers every time he took the field,and each time he had the ball in his stick. Every goal hescored was followed by cheers, signs held high with his nameetched in print, music, and celebration. After every gamehe had his fan club greet him on the field. He is the icon ofFinnish lacrosse. He displayed all of the positive attributes ofsportsmanship, fair play, and hard work. We could not havebeen more proud of him as were his native countrymen! GoFinland, Go “Flying Finn.” Go Anssi, you are the man!28 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201329


FacultyScience in the RockiesBy Susan Miller, First Grade, Primary School and Marcie Beauchamp, First Grade, Primary SchoolCombine science, teaching, learningand loads of fun and you have SteveSpangler’s Science in the Rockies.As part of the Summer AdventureGrant program, Susan Miller andMarcie Beauchamp attended theconference in Denver. Steve Spangleris a long-time television educatorwho is well-known for combininga solid experiential approachand a wonderful stage presenceto his science instruction. He andhis team provided the lessons,materials, and wonder to over 150educators attending the conference.The chemical and physical sciencedemonstrations included making foamblobs, propelling soda bottle cars,introducing LED-lit Velcro men on themall in Boulder, and the ever-popularpotato gun wars pitting teachers fromthe north against teachers from thesouth!A professional magician as well aseducator, Steve Spangler has littledifficulty holding the attention of hisaudience using scientific principlesand humor. His educational philosophypromotes having fun with scienceexploration, but he is quick to remindhis audience that “the show” shouldnever over-shadow the conceptbeing taught. Remember, “It’s notmagic, it’s science!” Steve Spanglerwas also conscientious about valuingthe contributions of educators andscientist of the past while promotingnew technologies and the enthusiasimof young teachers. His materials,which he shared with all conferencegoers,always honored those whofirst developed the experiment,and his team included young eagercollege graduates, current teachersexperienced at implementinginstruction within the classroom, andeven his own high-school chemistryteacher, who happened to be one ofthe most enthusiastic and energeticpeople in the room.Those in attendance at the conferencewere able to visit with Steve Spanglerin person, meet other teachers fromaround the world, and rejuvenatetheir own eagerness for science duringthe three day conference.We will be forever grateful for havingshared this enriching experience.Gaudi, Picasso, and Miró, oh my!In June of 2012, I was fortunate to travel to Spain for twoweeks. My husband and I arrived in Barcelona and stayedright in the heart of Barcelona on La Rambla, and busytree-lined Pedestrian Avenue. We acclimated quickly tothe tempo of life by sleeping late and beginning our daysclose to noon, as dinner was no earlier than 10:30 pm.Our location couldn’t have been better. We spent leisurelyevenings in the Gothic area getting lost over and overagain. We ate Tapas and Pintxos in cafes and met warm,friendly, and exciting people at every turn. We werewithin a block of the famous La Boqueria Food Marketand made several trips for fresh produce, meats, andcheeses. We toured the Picasso Museum, spent a beautifulafternoon in the Contemporary Museum but I loved theday we spent at the Miró Foundation the most! The roofwas especially exciting because of the whimsical, primarycoloredsculptures. While I couldn’t take photos inside theFoundation, I made up for it on the roof! Of course, onecan’t visit Barcelona without falling in love with AntoniGaudi. Sagrada Familia, with its soaring spires, draw one’seyes up yet frames the fantastical façades. Once inside,the columns, intended to be reminiscent of trees, give anorganic feel to this place of worship.We visited Casa Batllo, a UNESCO World Heritage Sitesince 2005, which was designed as a private residenceand is open to the public and attracts people interested inBy Suzanne Stone, Visual Arts, Lower Schoolviewing this marine-life inspired home.We said a sad farewell to Barcelona and flew to Bilbao,Spain to visit the world-famous Guggenheim, designedby Frank Gehry. Photos of the museum are fantastic butnothing compares to seeing this stunning architecturalmarvel in person. To make the situation even better Ibooked a hotel overlooking the museum and the balconyof our room faced the museum! I can’t say how many hourswe wandered around this jaw-dropping museum, nor couldI tell you if I was more taken by the architecture or the artwithin.After our brief stop in Bilbao, Jeff and I rented a car andtraveled for 5 days in the La Rioja area of Spain. Thesights and sounds of this less-frequently traveled areaare ones that I will hold dear. We visited several wineries,vineyards, and monasteries while driving through thecountryside. We had the best meal of my life when wedined at Etxebarri, a restaurant in Rioja highlighted byAnthony Bourdain show No Reservations. It took us a whileto find this exquisite restaurant but once we arrived wewere treated like visiting royalty!Leaving this wonderful country was difficult but we bothhope to return soon to reunite with new friends and seemore of this fabulous country.40 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201341


When I received a call in lateOctober, offering an all-expense paidtrip to China, it didn’t take long forme to accept the offer. This call camefrom Mindy Wanat, a representativeof North American Education &Culture. NAEC is an agency based inRockville, Maryland, that works withChinese students and their parentswho wish to study in America. I metMindy earlier this fall, when shevisited Glenelg Country School tolearn more about our Middle andUpper Schools in hopes of finding afew Chinese students who would besuitable for the GCS program. Mindyhad been planning a November tripto China, and she was planning toshare information about GCS andsome other local schools with thefamilies she met there. In late October,she had been asked to invite a coupleof school representatives to join heron this trip.I was honored and excited to havethis opportunity, both for professionaland personal reasons. Over thepast couple of years, I have assistedseveral Chinese students with theadmission process to become studentsat GCS (currently we have nine inour Upper School). I knew that thisopportunity would help me to betterunderstand the educational andcultural reasons for families wishingto send their only child (in mostcases) halfway around the worldfor a strong education. One ofthe challenges with internationalstudent admission is that I rarelyTrip ToCHINABy Karen Wootton, Director of Admission and Financial Aidhave the opportunity to meet thecandidates in person. This trip wouldallow me to meet several, and conductreal face-to-face interviews ratherthan try to Skype through whatis often a shaky connection. On apersonal level, I felt ready to broadenmy horizons!The trip was from November 8th –14th, and we travelled from Baltimoreto Chicago, and then to Hong Kong.My travel companions includedMindy and Joanna Hoad, the Headof Middle and Upper School at theBarrie School in Silver Spring. Noneof us had ever travelled to China,and none of us could speak Chinese.(How I wish I had attended a few ofHong Ding’s classes!) Our destinationwas the city of Shenzhen, just north ofHong Kong. Shenzhen is now a majorcity in southern China’s GuangdongProvince, which has experienced rapidgrowth and development over thepast 30 years. In 1979, it was only asmall fishing village, but today it is aseemingly endless expanse of modernskyscrapers and high-rise apartmentbuildings with a population of over 10million.There are many young families inShenzhen who have the means toprovide an American education fortheir children. NAEC is affiliatedwith an agency in Shenzhen calledSeadragon Education, which offerstutoring, student exchange activities,and immigration services along with“study abroad” services. Seadragonconnects with local families from Shenzhen, and NAECthen helps to educate those students and parents aboutAmerican education and culture, complete the applicationand testing process, screen the applicants, and findhost families for students enrolled in day schools in theBaltimore-Washington area. NAEC produced a bookletentitled “American Top Private Day School Programs,”highlighting 16 schools in our area. In addition to GCS,some of those schools include Archbishop Curley, Park,Pallotti, AACS, Bullis, Barrie, Gilman, Stone Ridge, GoodCounsel, and Seton Keough.The staff of Seadragon kept us on a very tight andbusy schedule during the four full days of our stay inShenzhen. We gave four presentations in different locationsthroughout the city, each to a roomful of approximately50 people. Following the presentations, the three of uswere each assigned to a private office space where weconducted student interviews. In four days, I interviewed28 prospective students. I estimated that about half ofthose students had strong enough English and social skills totransition successfully to GCS. Of course, ISEE and TOEFLtesting results will likely further eliminate some of thosecandidates from the pool of possibilities. I hope to enroll 4– 6 of the students I interviewed in various grade levels inour Middle and Upper Schools next year.In addition to presentations and interviews, we had theopportunity to visit three Middle Schools in Shenzhen.Each had a guarded and gated entry, a courtyard andbasketball/play area, and 4 – 5 story buildings withoutdoor balcony-type walkways to get to classrooms.In each school, we were greeted by administrators andEnglish teachers who led us to a conference room with alarge table decorated with flowers and fresh fruit. Theyasked questions about our schools, shared informationabout their schools, and expressed interest in establishingsome sort of school partnership. On average, their classsize is about 50 students. Students in every school inShenzhen wear the same uniform – a black and whitesweatsuit with sneakers. The schools seemed welldisciplined,clean, and safe. One school allowed us theopportunity to pop into a classroom, where the studentsappeared engaged and happy. Most students walk toschool, as they live in neighboring apartment buildings. Atthe end of Middle School, students must pass a rigorousexam to earn the privilege of continuing their education inhigh school. Thus, a high school education is a privilege inChina.Aside from the time we were working during this trip, ourhosts from Seadragon planned some time for us to do alittle sightseeing and shopping. Unfortunately, Shenzhenis not a tourist destination as there is not much historyor culture there (after all it is only 30 years old!). Oursightseeing experience was a visit to the Splendid ChinaFolk Culture Village, a theme park that contains smallscalereplicas of many of the famous tourist attractionsthroughout China. Highlights included the Giant BuddhaStatue, many famous pagodas and temples, the YunnanStone Forest, the Quadrangle of Beijing, and of coursethe Great Wall. Our shopping expedition was limited to acouple of hours on our last day, and we had our personalshopping escort, Grace, along with us to help translate andbargain for us.Overall, this was a very successful trip. Although myexperiences in China were limited to the city of Shenzhen,it was still quite a thrill to travel so far away to experiencea new culture. Our Chinese hosts at Seadragon wereextremely gracious and considerate. They worked longdays to accommodate us, drive us to our various locations,and ensure that we were well-fed and rested. I am sograteful to Mindy and the NAEC agency for providing mewith this wonderful opportunity to share information aboutGlenelg Country School and to gain a better understandingof the Chinese way of life. I am also grateful to GCS forallowing me to leave my responsibilities in the AdmissionOffice for one week to have this unique experience – onethat I will certainly never forget.42 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201343


Green SchoolGCS “ReGreens!”Glenelg Country School will be applying for recertificationas a Maryland Green School in April 2013. The MarylandGreen School program, one of the most comprehensiveGreen School programs in the country, is sponsored byMAEOE (Maryland Association of Environmental andOutdoor Educators, www.maeoe.org). The main goals ofthe program are to encourage schools to develop moresustainable practices and encourage students and staff tobecome better environmental stewards. As a Green School,we are supporting the GCS mission statement that readsthat we will offer a curriculum and environment such that“each student will develop…an ecological and aestheticawareness.”Glenelg Country School was first awarded our GreenSchool certification in 2009 after a two-year processduring which we documented the ongoing environmentalinstruction and environmentally sound best managementactivities practiced by the school. It is significant to note thatGCS is one of only a handful of Pre-K3 – 12 schools thatare certified Green Schools.As we prepare our recertification application, weare amazed at all that has been accomplished in thepast four years since we received our original GreenBy Carolyn Cradler, Green School CoordinatorSchool recognition. In addition to the many excitingenvironmentally-friendly topics and projects that havebeen undertaken in Pre-K3 to 12th grade classrooms thatwe will be documenting, the Green School committee willalso focus on four main “best management practices” thatare exhibited by the school. For example, our new nativeplant rain garden in the rear of the Upper School as wellas the native plant riparian buffer planted along thebanks of the stream demonstrate well our commitment towater conservation and pollution prevention. The new pierand dock at the pond provides students with much betteraccess to pond water for water quality studies. We alsohave reduced the amount of solid waste going into ourlandfills by increasing our campus-wide recycling efforts.This includes the recycling of paper, plastics, and aluminum,and also ink cartridges. The Lower School Green Club haschallenged all Lower School students to reduce the numberof single-use plastic water bottles consumed. The UpperSchool Environmental Club is also introducing a programfor the composting of suitable lunch wastes. Probablythe biggest reduction in our use of paper is due to thetremendous increase we have seen in school-wide electroniccommunication.Some of the most visible changes toour campus, however, are the excitingnew environmental learning structuresthe students, faculty, and staff havebuilt. The fenced-in Upper Schoolgarden has been producing beautifulflowers and healthy vegetables forthe past three years. The outdooramphitheater, tucked into the woodsbehind the Middle School, openedits second season this fall with Underthe Stars. However, for students inart, science, and many other classes,their favorite campus location is theoutdoor classroom by the pond. Thestudent-built “dragon” desk/tablesprovide a perfect work space. OtherUpper School favorites are thevolleyball court, weather-resistantping pong tables and the chin-upbars that were constructed during theSophomore/Junior expeditions lastSeptember.Another area of focus continues to berestoration of habitats for the benefitof the wildlife that share our campus.The Environmental Club has spent alot of time removing invasive speciesthat are out-competing the plants thatserve as food for wildlife. This fall,bluebird boxes built by the StageCraft class were mounted along thetrail to the pond. Last year the 5thgrade celebrated the planting of athird generation Wye Oak, whichfortunately survived all of our manystorms and is hopefully on the way tobecoming a mighty oak! Each year,the 5th grade students add to theGlenelg Country School Arboretumby identifying trees on the campus.In addition to all of thetransformations taking place on theschool grounds, Glenelg studentsand faculty have also continued tomake a difference in the community.Already this fall, faculty and studentshave planted fall crops at theHoward County Food Bank Garden,scoured the beaches for trash anddebris with the Ocean Conservancy’sCoastal Cleanup, planted bulbs atthe Route 216 Park and Ride, andparticipated in a fall clean-up atWhipps cemetery in Ellicott City, MD.In keeping with our commitmentto reducing use of paper, ourapplication this year will be via aGCS Green School website. Once it iscompleted, everyone will be able tosee all the many accomplishments aswell as the ongoing “Green” activitieshappening at Glenelg CountrySchool.Opposite Page, from top: Students having scienceclass at the pond; Students landscaping thesurrounding area by the pond.This Page, from top: Students working on therain garden outside the Upper School; Studentsworking on the bird houses during expeditions;Installation of a competed birdhouse.44 Spiortad an Dràgoin Fall 2012/Winter 201345


Alumni’90Ian Marcelino is a consultantwith Cerner Corporation, a majorhealthcare information technologycompany, and a doctoral student inthe field of Nursing Practices. He hasa family with his partner of 17 yearsand a beautiful 6-year-old daughter.iangm728@gmail.comClass NotesTell your fellow alums and the GCS community how life is for you after Glenelg Country School! Update us on marriages, births,awards and achievements, future plans and goals, travels, relocations, career changes, or anything else you may want to share!Email updates to alumni@glenelg.org or visit the alumni section of the website to update us.’92Rory Burrill was recentlyhonored by the Rochester BusinessJournal with a prestigious Forty Under40 award. The Forty Under 40 awardsrecognize men and women underthe age of 40 who have achievedprofessional success and madesignificant civic contributions to thecommunity. Rory is currently Directorof Business Development at LogicalImages, a company that develops visualmedical technology and resources thatincrease diagnostic accuracy, and isalso an adjunct professor at RochesterInstitute of Technology. Rory creditsGCS with teaching him the importanceof service to the community. Hecurrently serves as Chair of the HughO’Brian Youth (HOBY) LeadershipConference for New York West andserves on the Board of Directors for thePittsford, NY Little League Association.Rory lives in Pittsford, NY with his wifeRebekah and their two boys.’95Andrea Campbell Proffittand her husband, Upper School facultymember, Scott Proffitt, welcomed thebirth of their son, William Lucas, onNovember 12, 2012. William weighed 6pounds, 12 ounces.’97Karen Barger and JeremyMurphy were married in New Orleans,LA on September 30, 2012. They residein Dallas, TX with their two-year-olddaughter Isabelle. Karen graduatedfrom the Mississippi State College ofVeterinary Medicine in 2011 and isnow a veterinarian in Fort Worth, TX.barger.karen@gmail.com’98Nicholas Woodford andPuja Patel were married on Saturday,August 18, 2012 at the Westin Hotel inWashington, D.C. Dr. Jon Shematek,alum parent and current GCSgrandparent, performed the Christianwedding ceremony in the morningand a Hindu ceremony was held in theevening followed by a reception, dinner,and dancing. Presently, Nick and Pujaare living in Salisbury, Maryland whereNick is a cardiovascular anesthesiologistat Peninsula Regional Medical Center.The couple’s wedding party includedseveral GCS alums; pictured areAndrew Barczak ’98, Bill Woodford ’92,Hazvinei Mugwagwa ’98, Chris Shematek’98, Matt Woodford ’00, Eric Greenberg’98, and Jordana Woodford ’97.(photos by Baltazar Photography)’00Megan Reuwer has been nameda “Maryland Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine for the second yearin a row. Only 2.5% of all attorneyspracticing in the state of Marylandmay be selected as a “Rising Star.”The selection process is rigorous andincludes independent research, peernominations, and peer evaluations.Megan recently completed HowardCounty’s Leadership Essentials, a sixmonthprogram designed specificallyfor emerging young leaders in thecommunity. Last year, Megan alongwith fellow alums Laura Clark ’00 andScott Zimmerly ’95 were honored asthree of Howard County’s Finest 39Under 39.http://meganreuwer.com’05Abbe Sandler and Ben Rosenreside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, andare engaged to be married on March1, 2014. Abbe graduated from theUniversity of Delaware with a B.A. inCommunications in 2009 and wenton to work as a legal assistant at UnderArmour in Baltimore for the nextthree years. Currently, she is workingtowards earning an MBA in Marketingat Nova Southeastern University andworking part-time. Ben graduated fromWidener University with a B.S. inHospitality Management in 2009 andwent on to earn a Culinary Arts degreefrom Baltimore International CulinarySchool. He worked as a sauté cookat Bistro Blanc in Glenelg for threeyears and is now working for celebrityChef Michelle Bernstein at Michy’s inMiami, FL. abbesandler@gmail.com’07Alexandra Hossick graduated in Junefrom Savannah College of Art and Designwith both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals& Jewelry and a Bachelor of Fine Arts inFibers. Her fiber art was recently on displayat the GCS Middle School art gallery. Alexis currently working at the corporate officeof Tiffany and Co. as an assistant jewelrydesigner. She primarily assists in the designprocess for the fashion, fine, and statementjewelry collections.Caity Schneider Karczewski andher husband Jeff welcomed the birth of theirson, Victor Edmund, on July 6, 2012. Victorweighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.75inches long.Upcoming Alumni EventsAlumni Games and CookoutAthletic FieldsWednesday, May 22, 20134:30 – 7:00 p.m.www.facebook.com/glenelgcountryalumniLa PalapaEllicott CityFriday, June 7, 20136:00 – 9:00 p.m.’08Kate Broderick received a FulbrightScholarship to work in Abu Dhabi with theGeneral Secretariat of the Executive Counciland the Petroleum Institute to developenergy efficiency strategies for the UAE andthe Gulf states. She will be assessing currentenergy consumption trends in residentialand industrial sectors in order to designand implement a demand-side managementprogram encompassing energy efficientconsumer behavior, workplace management,and infrastructure design and development.Kate left in October for her year in AbuDhabi, UAE.twitter.com/gcsalumni@gcsalumni, #gcsalumni20122013Alumni BoardMembersLaura Rushe Demers ’89,PresidentJ. T. Mason III ’57K. Stuart Terry Rice ’75Marcea Horton Cotter ’74Tarun Saini ’89Samantha Evans ’93Devon S. Struck ’93Risto Worthington ’95Kevin Eyre ’99Megan L. Reuwer ’00Anotida Mugwagwa ’02Philip Kaewsowatana ’05The Glenelg Country School AlumniAssociation Board is a group of alumnivolunteers who work to promote theinterests of the school while encouraginga spirit of loyalty and pride amongthe alumni of Glenelg Country School.The Alumni Board works to strengthenthe relationship between GlenelgCountry School and its alumni, as wellas stimulate alumni involvement andfinancial support of the school.For more information on joining theAlumni Board, contact Evelyn Johnson,Alumni Coordinator, at 410-531-7370or alumni@glenelg.org.


Top 30 FinishersPlace First Name Last Name Gender Bib Number Affiliation Team Grade Group Place Chip Time Pace1 Luis Navarro M 171 Friend 19:53.2 6:25/M 6:41/M2 Mark Miller M 141 Parent Glen 20:30.5 6:37/M 7:10/M3 Connor Robinson Williams M 146 Friend 22:13.3 7:10/M 7:24/M4 Matthew Bernetti M 013 Student Elg 9 22:21.0 7:13/M 7:44/M5 Ben Dirlikov M 140 Friend 22:21.9 7:13/M 7:44/M6 Ian Hwang M 063 Parent Elg 22:29.9 7:15/M 7:49/M7 Anne Britton F 021 Faculty/Staff Glen 22:44.3 7:20/M 7:49/M8 Steve Wright M 116 Parent Elg 22:44.7 7:20/M 7:53/M9 Yianni Karabatis M 068 Student Elg 8 22:46.4 7:21/M 8:02/M10 Philip Allen M 007 Student Glen 6 23:20.2 7:32/M 8:07/M11 Kathy Bernetti F 012 Parent Elg 23:56.1 7:43/M 8:11/M12 Marc Burger M 023 Friend 24:01.9 7:45/M 8:15/M13 Skye Basir M 010 Student Glen 10 24:02.2 7:45/M 8:16/M14 Michele Ritter F 089 Friend 24:02.8 7:45/M 8:23/M15 Toussaint Parris-Grant M 168 Student Elg 6 24:06.8 7:46/M 8:25/M16 Cedric Brown Jr. M 162 Student Elg 8 24:20.7 7:51/M 8:25/M17 Felix de Ros M 144 Friend 24:23.5 7:52/M 8:30/M18 Craig Luntz M 072 Parent Elg 24:23.6 7:52/M 8:31/M19 Christina More F 079 Parent Glen 24:38.7 7:57/M 8:34/M20 Charles Blum M 169 Friend 24:50.4 8:01/M 8:36/M21 Elizabeth Cowan F 145 Friend 24:50.7 8:01/M 8:39/M22 Connor Malone M 127 Student Glen 4 24:55.8 8:02/M 8:44/M23 Mikie Allen M 006 Student Glen 8 25:22.5 8:11/M 8:54/M24 Ryan Zanoni M 118 Student Glen 8 25:24.0 8:12/M 8:55/M25 Brian Hersey M 058 Student Elg 8 25:30.9 8:14/M 8:58/M26 Brad Crawford M 131 Alumni Elg 25:31.9 8:14/M 8:58/M27 Austin Clime M 026 Alumni Glen 25:37.8 8:16/M 8:58/M28 David Saul M 163 Friend 25:50.1 8:20/M 9:05/M29 Kayla Rieu F 155 Student Glen 6 25:56.9 8:22/M 9:06/M30 Caidon Owen M 157 Student Glen 7 26:08.1 8:26/M 9:06/M(Prizes donated by Conscious Corner, Race Pace Bicycles, Portalli’s Ellicott City, Envy Salon, La Palapa Grill & Cantina, and LD Hair Design Studio.)Runners and walkers of all ages turned out for the third annual DragonDash Scholarship Run and Walk held on Saturday, October 6, 2012. It wasa great day, and the GCS Alumni Association would like to thank all thosewho participated or volunteered for helping to make the event a success.October 6, 2012Proceeds from the Dragon Dash are used to fund two “Always a Dragon”scholarships, awarded to both a graduating GCS senior and a rising GCS9th grader who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities both at schooland in the community.James and Elizabeth Rushe


Annual GivingAnnual FundDear Friends of Glenelg Country School:2011 – 2012Donor ReportWe have had a terrific year at Glenelg Country School, and we would like to thank all of you for your generosity.Giving Shape to the futureBy Michele DeMusis, Parent Chair of Annual FundLike many things at GCS, the Annual Fund has a yearlyrhythm. We have appeal letters in the fall, reminderpostcards in the spring, and Mr. Ventre’s encouragement togive at Back To School Nights. We look for the Dragon oncampus during Pledge Week and watch for tag days orice cream parties for our children’s classes. And most of useventually find our names on the list of donors who keep theAnnual Fund going from year to year.This year, though, things are a little different. We havemore energy, more volunteers, and more input from parents.Most importantly, we have more donors and broaderparticipation than last year. Last year at this time, only 20percent of parents had contributed to the Annual Fund.This year, parent participation has already doubled to 46percent after a successful Pledge Week. We have alreadyraised more than $500,000 in support of our school. Wehave a long way to go – only about two-thirds of GCSfamilies participated in last year’s Annual Fund, whereasparent participation at local independent schools hoversaround 80 percent. But we are off to a great start.Why the difference? The need for the Annual Fundhas always been urgent, but this year the school hascommunicated more information about how essentialthe Annual Fund is – that it is not an extra, but rather anecessary part of our school’s budget, without which wecan’t pay either our teachers or our phone bills. In addition,perhaps families have responded to the opportunity todesignate part of their gift to whatever aspect of GCSmakes their child’s experience special – the arts, a sportsteam, an academic department.We hope, though, that the early success of this year’sAnnual Fund may also be a sign of greater involvement andcommitment to our school throughout the GCS community.This year, in response to the Board of Trustees’ surveys andforums, many of us are thinking about what it is that wevalue at GCS, and coming forward to share our visions forits future. Our financial support, in addition to our feedback,is essential to shaping that future.So if you have already given to the Annual Fund, thankyou. If you haven’t yet, please consider doing so. Yourparticipation, at whatever level is best for your family, iswhat GCS needs to thrive.Thank you all for your time, your ideas, and for yourgenerous support of our school.We are proud to report that the 2011 – 2012 Annual Fund raised $577,900 with support from parents, alumni, andfaculty, as well as from grandparents, alumni parents, and friends. This crucial support not only bridged the differencebetween tuition and the actual cost of a GCS education, it also helped to fund extracurricular programs, new programinitiatives, as well as faculty salaries and benefits. Parents, grandparents, and alumni continued to show strides towardstronger participation, while faculty participation remained an incredible 100 percent for the fourth consecutive year.Giving to special projects increased with gifts to athletics, performing and visual arts, and technology.As a result of our community’s strong support of the Fall Challenge Campaign, GCS has reduced its debt by $5.6 milliondollars. Mr. and Mrs. Kingdon Gould, Jr., not only matched the support of our community, but also provided funds for thenewly-constructed competition track and turf field. Our student athletes deserve the best, and we are deeply appreciativethat they made this possible. A grand dedication ceremony is being planned for this spring.We would like to thank our fellow Board members for their continued generous support and leadership, and on their behalf,we thank all of you for all that you do for the students of Glenelg Country School.Sincerely,James R. Moxley, III ‘74 Dr. Tarun Saini ’89 Stacia K. SmithPast Chair, Board of Trustees Chair, Board of Trustees Chair, Development Committee2011 – 2012 20122013 2012201350Spiortad an DràgoinAnnual Donor Report 2011 – 2012 51


General & Administrative$2,443,300Facilities & Operations$1,653,200EXPENDITURESFinancial Aid$3,205,900Summer Programs$510,300Educational Programs$12,023,200Summer Programs$587,400Annual Gifts$577,900Donors by Giving LevelThe following parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, faculty, staff, and friends made outright gifts in supportof Glenelg Country School Annual Fund between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.SOURCES OF REVENUEPercentage of Annual Fund GiftsFaculty 100 %Trustees 100 %Former Trustees 8 %Administrative Team 100 %Current Parents 68 %Grandparents 33 %Alumni 3 %Parents of Alumni 3 %SUMMARY OF ALL GIFTS RECEIVEDFiscal year 2011 – 2012Tuition & Fees$17,358,800Voluntary Support ProgramsAnnual Fund $ 577,900Restricted to Operating Funds $ 118,375Endowment $ 16,355Gifts-in-Kind $ 57,947Birthday Book Fund $ 6,196Grandparents Club $ 4,920Total Voluntary Support $ 781,693P&FA$197,800Miscellaneous Revenue$775,000This report gratefully acknowledges gifts received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of this report. Ifthere are any errors, please accept our apologies and notify the Development Office at 410-531-7337.FOUNDERS CIRCLE ($10,000 and up)Anonymous (4)Mrs. Shantz BasirMr. and Mrs. Kingdon Gould, Jr.Mrs. Mary Thorne GouldMr. and Mrs. David R. HuberDr. Karen Stoddard and Ms. Eileen O’NeillBAGPIPER'S CLAN ($5,000 -$9,999)Mr. and Mrs. Charles ColeMr. and Mrs. James CouncillMr. and Mrs. Michael J. CurranMr. and Mrs. Donald HarrisMr. and Mrs. Christopher HayesMs. Hyun Ok KimMr. and Mrs. Mark KukurugaMazaika Family Foundation, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. James R. Moxley III ’74Mr. and Mrs. Bryan MurphyMr. and Mrs. Bradley SmithMr. and Mrs. Gary B. SmithTOWER LEADERS ($2,500 - $4,999)Dr. John Campbell and Dr. Michele DeMusisMr. and Mrs. John F. Feezer IIIMr. and Mrs. John E. JacobMr. Constantine Kalaris and Ms. Lynne Conway-KalarisMr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Kunkle, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Lynch, Sr.Dr. and Mrs. Richard MeitzlerMr. and Mrs. David S. Powell, Sr.Mr. and Mrs. Keenan RiceDr. Tarun Saini ’89 and Dr. Shelly SainiMr. and Mrs. Fredric TomarchioMr. Paul and Dr. Charlotte WojcikMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandDRAGON DONORS ($1,000 - $2,499)Dr. Massoud Ahmadi and Ms. Shelley SpencerDr. Nick Asemani and Dr. Roya MadaniMr. Anthony Asinas and Ms. Anna Sikora-AsinasMr. and Mrs. Barry BannisterMr. and Mrs. Robert BirchMr. Stephen Blaes and Ms. Camilla CarrollDrs. Raymond and Karen BroderickYolanda and Frank BrunoChapman Family Fund / Ms. Katharine M. Chapman ’60Ms. Gina D’Amore and Ms. Nancy BenderMr. and Mrs. Joseph DiangeloMr. and Mrs. Richard DiehlMr. and Mrs. Larry D. DroppaMr. and Mrs. Michael R. FaganMr. and Mrs. Joel A. FriedmanMr. Michael Goldrich and Ms. Sahira RafiullahMr. and Mrs. Andrew GoodMr. and Mrs. Caleb Gould ’70Dr. and Mrs. Barry W. HannahMr. and Mrs. John P. HealyDr. and Mrs. Stephen J. HittmanMr. and Mrs. Michael JackMr. and Mrs. Sean KellerMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelKoras Family Charitable FundMs. Jeannette KorasLakeside Title CompanyMr. and Mrs. Craig L. Landauer ’65Mr. Craig W. Lourens ’89Mr. and Mrs. Michael MaloneDr. and Mrs. Thomas MentonMr. Charles H. Miller, Jr.Drs. Harold and Patricia ModrowMr. and Mrs. Martin MoreMr. and Mrs. David G. MorningstarDr. Robert Murphy and Dr. Emily ChewMr. and Mrs. Paul NaMr. and Mrs. Eric PakullaMr. and Mrs. Kenneth PinesMr. and Mrs. Jason PolancichMr. Thomas Price IIIRiedy Family FoundationMr. and Mrs. Martin RoeschMrs. Lynda RotterSage Management Enterprise LLCMr. and Mrs. Wallace ScruggsMr. and Mrs. William B. ShadrachMr. and Mrs. Michael SheehanMr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Shematek ’98Drs. Jon and Eleanor ShematekMr. and Mrs. Steven SisneyMr. and Mrs. Craig SmithMr. and Mrs. Donald K. SmithMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Joseph StelloneMr. and Mrs. Greg VentreMr. and Mrs. Stephen WatsonMr. Jon Whittingham and Ms. Wanda ForrestMs. Jane WilnerMr. Harry Woehrle and Mrs. Carole Horning-WoehrleDr. and Ms. Raymond ZanoniGREEN AND WHITE SUSTAINERS($500 - $999)Mr. and Mrs. Babatunde AnifowosheMr. and Mrs. James ArnoldMr. Brian W. BaumgardnerMr. Jason BenefieldMr. and Mrs. Bradley BlackMr. and Mrs. Bradley BloodworthMr. and Mrs. Kevin J. BolandDr. Eric Bothwell and Dr. Isabel GarciaMrs. Michelle CascarelleMr. and Mrs. Owen A. CharleboisMr. and Mrs. Michael ChipperfieldMr. and Mrs. Andrew E. ClarkMr. Fabio Costa and Ms. Eline ReisMr. Kenneth and Mrs. Marcea Horton Cotter ’74Mr. Richard Davis and Ms. Alison CeraDrs. Thomas and Alison DavisMr. Thomas N. Demers II andMrs. Laura Rushe Demers ’89Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel El-HaddadDrs. Frank and Deborah FrassicaMr. Amitava Gupta and Ms. Margo MarquessDr. Angela Hopkins-LunaDrs. Nyan Htut and Khin-Rupa MaungMr. and Mrs. Monty JamesMr. and Mrs. Ralph JobsonMr. and Mrs. James KellyMr. and Mrs. Padraic KennedyMr. John Kitowski and Ms. Patricia ElizondoMr. John Leone and Ms. Elise SeraydarianDr. and Mrs. Paul R. LucasMr. and Mrs. Martin G. MaddenMr. and Mrs. Michael W. MankowskiMr. and Mrs. Eric McAleerMr. and Mrs. Glenn MeredithMr. and Mrs. James R. Moxley, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’ConnellMrs. Elizabeth OldMr. and Mrs. Thomas ParkerMr. and Mrs. Mahendra PatelMr. and Mrs. Jeff PickettMr. and Mrs. William J. PickettMr. and Mrs. Walter A. Romans, Jr.Mr. Mauro U. Savoldelli and Dr. Christine P. RichardsMs. Mary G. SchantzScience Applications International CorporationMr. and Mrs. J. Thomas ScrivenerMr. Baldev Singh and Mrs. Pushpinder SandhuMr. Aubrey Stephenson and Ms. Keisha DownerMr. and Mrs. Jonathan StuddardMr. and Mrs. Michael SullivanDr. and Mrs. Lawrence SungMr. and Mrs. Keith A. SwaimMr. and Mrs. Michael A. TharkurThe Padraic and Ellen Kennedy FundMr. and Mrs. Peter VargaDr. and Mrs. Davinder VermaMr. and Mrs. Robert WarringtonMr. and Mrs. Robert WilliamsMr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Wilson, Sr.Mr. and Mrs. Jeryl WolfeSPIRIT CLUB (Up to $499)Mr. Muhammad Abdur-Rahman andDr. Najla Abdur-RahmanMr. and Mrs. John AdamsMr. Russell Alexander and Ms. Ruth PengMs. Wendy AndrusAnonymousDr. Miquel AntoineMr. and Mrs. Paul AppelDr. and Mrs. Marc ApplesteinMr. and Mrs. Mark ArdilaMr. Asim Bajwa and Mrs. Nadia AegasMr. Aaron BakerMrs. Josephine M. BannerMs. Mary Agnes BarnesMr. and Mrs. Michael BarnesMr. and Mrs. Richard BarrettMs. Cate BarryMr. and Mrs. Brian W. BartlettMr. and Mrs. Richard BeauchampMr. and Mrs. William BeckfordMs. Kathleen A. BeerbohmMr. and Mrs. Ralph BeidelmanDr. and Mrs. Akil BenjaminMr. and Mrs. Laurence H. BerbertMs. Laurie Berman ’67Mr. and Mrs. Brad R. BernsteinMr. and Mrs. Harry BernsteinMs. Marisa BlankPlease 52 note: Contributions received after June 30, 2012 are not included in this report, but will be acknowledged in the Annual Report Annual for Donor fiscal Report year 2011 201220122013.Annual Donor Report 2011 – 201253


Ms. Kathleen BolandMrs. Ieva BolsteinsMr. and Mrs. Jason BornDr. Bryan Booth and Dr. Katharina BoserMr. Justin Bray ’97Mr. and Mrs. Steven K. Breeden ’72Mr. Michael and Dr. Magalie BrewerMr. and Mrs. David BrittonMs. Erica BrookingCPT Glen Brown and Dr. Tyish Hall BrownMs. Michelle BrownMr. and Mrs. Jonathan BryantMr. Felix Buchanan, Sr. and Ms. Tiffany BadyMr. Gregory Bullard ’80Ms. Polly BurkertMr. and Mrs. Gregory BurksMs. Patricia BurtonDr. and Mrs. Claude CadouxMs. Doris Cadoux and Mr. Hal SchwartzMr. Mark and Mrs. Ann Jones Caldwell ’75Mr. and Mrs. Michael CanetMr. and Mrs. Thomas CardaroMr. and Mrs. James P. Cassidy IIIPage A. CassidyMr. and Mrs. Albert ChacosMr. and Ms. Brant ChallacombeMr. David Chambers and Ms. Tenisha HollowayDr. and Mrs. Ravi ChandraMr. and Mrs. David Ross ChasonMr. and Mrs. Ha ChauMr. Harrison W. Chau ’08Mr. and Mrs. Peter ChenMr. and Mrs. Edward ChristensenMs. Laura L. Clark ’00Mr. and Mrs. Joshua ClemonsMr. and Mrs. Mark CliftonMr. Thomas Clime and Ms. Amy HealeyMr. and Mrs. Todd CohenMr. Kevin Collins and Dr. Julie MillerMr. and Mrs. Eric S. ConnMr. and Mrs. Edward ConroyMr. and Mrs. Sherwin CooperMr. and Mrs. Tristan CopeMs. Christine M. Corkran ’01Mr. and Mrs. Randall CoueyMr. and Mrs. Darrell CovellMr. and Mrs. Kevin CowleyMr. and Mrs. Ronald L. CoyMr. and Mrs. James CradlerMr. and Mrs. Mitch CymanMr. and Mrs. James DavisMr. and Mrs. Robert DavisMr. and Mrs. Willie K. Dawson, Sr.Mr. Christopher Delgado and Ms. Jamie StoweMr. and Mrs. Lionel DesbordesMr. and Mrs. Jay DettmerMr. Robert DetweilerMs. Debra DeVoeDr. and Mrs. Steven DienerMr. and Mrs. Ronald DietrichDr. and Mrs. Chengri DingMrs. Grace M. DixonMr. and Mrs. Michael A. Dixon, Sr.Mr. and Mrs. Christopher DizonMr. and Mrs. Bruce DobsonMr. and Mrs. Elston Dodge IIIMr. and Mrs. Robert DoloffMr. Christopher and Mrs. Amy Mercer Doody ’85Ms. Dea Dorsey-KoonceMr. and Mrs. Jack DoughertyMr. Scott DoughtyMr. Dennis Doyle and Ms. Deborah BankerMr. and Mrs. John DwelleyMrs. Precious ElliottMs. Marilyn M. EmbreyDrs. Chidozie and Ihuoma EmenugaEndless PossibilitiesThe Honorable and Mrs. Gordon R. EnglandMr. Russell Erbe IIIMr. William Cusic and Ms. Linar Etemadi-CusicMr. David Etokebe and Mrs. Catherine NguyenMr. Kevin Eyre ’99Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Eyre ’92Ms. Jean FarquharMr. and Mrs. John FedalenMs. Nina FedalenDrs. Phillip Ferkler and Karen DuganMr. Michael and Dr. Amethist FinchMr. and Mrs. Russell FinnMr. and Mrs. Darren FisherMs. Dianne FitchettDr. and Mrs. James C. FitzpatrickMr. Luis Flores and Mrs. Diana Chevere de FloresMs. Autumn FonsecaMr. Chuck Ford and Cdr. Cheryl FordMs. Katherine Forte ’86Mr. and Mrs. Randall FossumMr. and Mrs. Larry FriedmanMr. and Mrs. Mark FrizzeraMs. Gretchen L. Frye ’73Ms. Nanna K. Frye ’71Mr. and Mrs. Ed FuhrmanMs. Ana Gabrea-TodorMr. and Mrs. Jason GalarragaMr. and Mrs. Thomas GaleMr. Tony and Dr. Lori GarciaMr. and Mrs. Peter GeorgeMr. and Mrs. Jason GeorgeDr. and Mrs. Saman GhahremaniMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. GilbertMr. and Mrs. Keith GilbertMr. Christopher GillesMr. and Mrs. Jonathan GitelmanGlenelg Cub Scout Pack 1954Mr. Robert Goldberg and Dr. Marisa PasekoffMr. and Mrs. Seth GoodmanDr. and Mrs. David GoodmanMr. and Mrs. E. Wayne Gordon IIIDr. and Mrs. J. Richard GorhamMr. and Mrs. H. T. Gould ’63Mr. and Mrs. Kevin GradyMr. and Mrs. Arnold GrafMs. Susannah GreenbergMr. and Mrs. Mark GreeneMr. Thomas Grimes and Ms. Charlene SquiresMs. Jocelyn Grogan-JonesMr. Jaroslaw Grzybowski andMs. Danuta Hinc-GrzybowskiMr. Ananda Gupta and Ms. Solveig SingletonDr. and Mrs. Aaron HaackRev. and Mrs. Paul HaackMr. Kwang Hahm and Mrs. Eun YumMr. and Mrs. Herbert HainesMr. and Mrs. Earl Hall, Jr.Ms. Nan Hambrose and Ms. Ronny WengerMr. Michael Gerdenich and Ms. Ina Hanel-Gerdenich ’75Mr. and Mrs. Kirk HardestyMr. and Mrs. Martin HardyMr. and Mrs. Christopher HarryMr. and Mrs. Frank HaysDr. Christopher Heckman and Dr. Renee BurtonMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey HeigesMr. and Mrs. Paul HeissMr. and Mrs. Lawrence HeitzmannMr. and Mrs. Stephen HellyarMs. Sarah K. HelsingMr. and Mrs. Timothy S. HelsingMr. and Mrs. Tobin HerringshawMr. and Mrs. Thomas HerseyMr. Horace Hibbert and Dr. Deidre PattersonMr. and Mrs. Frederick HinesMr. and Mrs. Joshua HockstraMrs. Dorothy HodorMr. and Mrs. Douglas HollandMr. and Mrs. Glenn HollrahMr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Hooper IIIMr. and Mrs. Timothy HorjusMr. Edward Howlette, Jr.Dr. and Mrs. Neal F. HoysonMr. Brian and Dr. Nicole HudginsMr. and Mrs. James HudsonMr. and Mrs. Patrick Jay HudsonMr. and Mrs. John HulsmanMr. and Mrs. H. Ian HwangMr. Jonathan H. HydeMr. and Mrs. Isiaka IbraheemMrs. Jean JackMr. Kevin and Dr. Denise JacobsMr. and Mrs. Wais JalaliMr. and Mrs. Timothy JarboeMr. Geoffrey P. Summers andMs. Linda Jeffries-SummersDrs. Clifford and Rhoda JengMr. and Mrs. Ennis JenkinsMr. William Jewell and Ms. Elizabeth JohnsonMr. and Mrs. James JobsonMr. and Mrs. Bruce JonesMr. and Mrs. Phillip JonesMr. and Mrs. Gary JordonMr. and Mrs. John M. JorgensonMr. and Mrs. Michael JulianelleMr. and Mrs. Niraj KathuriaDr. Stephen Kavic and Dr. Jennifer ErasDrs. Ron and Desha KellyMr. and Mrs. Sean KellyMs. Rachel KerchmanMr. and Mrs. Johnny KethMr. and Mrs. Christopher KimMr. and Mrs. Ji Sang KimMr. and Mrs. Yong KimMr. and Mrs. Bradley KitchenMr. and Mrs. Harald KlementsenDr. Oleg Klubis andDr. Ellen TeverovskyMr. Bradley Knepprath andMs. Frances KimMr. and Mrs. Max KohlerMs. Mary Kondner andMs. Linda DelivoriasMs. Mary Beth Kuchno ’07Mr. William Kuhn andDr. Lauren BerkowDr. and Mrs. Ajay KumarMr. and Mrs. Prasad KunchakarraMr. and Mrs. Robert L. LambornMs. Jill L. Landauer ’03Mr. Leonard LangrickMr. and Mrs. David LawrenceMr. and Mrs. Timothy LawrenceDr. and Mrs. James LeefMr. and Mrs. Michael LehanMr. and Mrs. Christian LeHewMr. and Mrs. Michael LessingMr. Damian LevinMs. Kathleen LevinMs. Laura LewDr. Yingjun Li and Ms. Fang YuMr. and Mrs. Brad LiebermanMr. and Mrs. Peter LigonMr. and Mrs. Albert LinMr. and Mrs. James LinsleyMs. Kathleen LipariniMr. Daniel Lopez and Ms. Maria RamirezDrs. Conor and Meredith LunderganMr. and Mrs. Craig LuntzMr. and Mrs. Kevin MacalusoMr. and Mrs. Anil MadhokMr. and Mrs. Ravindra MalviyaMr. George Manaras and Ms. Rosanne HodgeMr. and Mrs. Dimitrios A. MantzarisDr. and Mrs. Anthony MarantoMr. and Mrs. David MarcelliDaniel Markmann M.D.Mr. and Mrs. John MarschallDrs. Richard and Lee Ann MartinMr. and Mrs. Sebastian MartoranaMr. J. T. Mason III ’57Ms. Samantha Matthews ’08Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. MattsonMs. Jessica McAdamsMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey McCarthyMs. Deshon McClainMr. and Mrs. Alexander M. McClungMs. Irene McGloneMr. and Mrs. Brian T. MelloMr. and Mrs. Alan MeyerMr. and Mrs. Samuel MeyerMr. James Miller and Ms. Cara Yastrzemski-MillerMr. and Mrs. John F. Miller, Jr.Ms. Christina MinkMr. John H. Mink, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. William D. MitchellMr. and Mrs. Bruce ModesMr. and Mrs. Brett MolinDr. and Mrs. Jeffrey MolloyMr. and Mrs. Jaime MoncadaMr. and Mrs. Gregg MongoldMr. and Mrs. John MooreDrs. Arthur and Kathleen MorrishMr. Keith J. Moynihan and Ms. Megan BrunoMs. Annamarie MullinsMrs. Billie H. MunozMs. Doria MusagaMr. and Mrs. James MyersMr. and Mrs. Christopher MyersMs. Kristi MyersMr. and Mrs. Ernest J. NarciseDr. and Mrs. Matthew NarrettDr. and Mrs. Nasser Nasseri-AslDr. and Mrs. Munouchehr NavaiMs. Cheryl NeelyDr. Kenneth Nelson and Ms. Doreen AghajanianMr. John and Mrs. Susan Hobbs Nelson ’73Mr. Nicholas NetzelMs. Suzanne S. NewcombMr. and Mrs. Anthony W. NewmanMr. and Mrs. David R. NewmanMr. Daniel NezianyaMr. Peter B. Nichols ’63Mrs. Barbara NieberdingMr. and Mrs. Steen S. NissenNorthrop GrummanDr. Jessica NyamugushaMr. Mark A. O’ClairMr. and Mrs. James OhDr. Olakunle OlaniyanOlatokunbo M. OlaniyanMr. and Mrs. Richard OrrMr. and Mrs. Philip G. OscarMr. and Mrs. William OvermanMr. and Mrs. Don M. OwenMr. and Mrs. Ebenezer OyebodeMr. and Mrs. Michael PacylowskiMr. and Mrs. Philip PappasMs. Donna PascucciMr. and Mrs. Gary S. PekloMs. Maria S. Peklo ’01Mr. and Mrs. John Robert PencePepsico FoundationMr. and Mrs. Carlos PerezDr. Joseph Pickens and Ms. Sheralyn BrownMs. Susanne Plant-MarkowskiMr. and Mrs. Meir PluznikRussell M. PorterMr. and Mrs. Scott PorterMr. and Mrs. Jonathan PortnerMr. and Mrs. Bill PrantlMs. Lara PrendergastMr. Robert Hursey and Ms. Tara PrendergastMr. and Mrs. William S. ProffittMr. Kevin QuinlanDr. and Mrs. Rafi RafiullahMr. Andrew RansonMr. and Mrs. Ahsin RasheedDr. and Mrs. Barry S. Raskin, M.D.Mr. Charles Ravenell and Ms. Sharon King-RavenellMr. Hank Rawlerson and Ms. Desarie BoardMr. and Mrs. Geoffrey ReedMr. and Mrs. Scott ReisherMs. Megan L. Reuwer ’00Mr. Peter MacEwen and Ms. Elizabeth Rhinelander ’77Mr. Edward L. Widmer and Ms. Mary F. RhinelanderDr. George A. Ricaurte and Dr. Una D. McCannMr. Robert and Mrs. K. Stuart Terry Rice ’75Drs. Daniel and Shanta RichardsonMr. and Mrs. J. Stephen RiehlMr. and Mrs. Richard RigaliMrs. Cynthia F. RinggoldMr. and Mrs. John RoheMr. and Mrs. Dimas RomualdoMr. and Mrs. Ray RosichMr. and Mrs. Ryan RothMr. and Mrs. Donald RuffleDr. Jose RuizMr. and Mrs. David Rushe, Sr.Ms. Kathleen G. RussellMr. and Mrs. Joseph RussoMr. and Mrs. John RusyniakMr. and Mrs. Rick RutherfordMr. and Mrs. Matthew SammyMs. Donna SavoryMr. and Mrs. Eric SavoyMr. and Mrs. Jeff SchadMr. and Mrs. Rob SchillerMr. J. Jordan Schlick and Ms. Marsha V. TrantMr. and Mrs. Marc SchmidtMr. Curt Schreffler and Mrs. Amy Masley-SchrefflerMr. and Dr. Kofi SchulterbrandtMr. and Mrs. William SeiferthMr. and Mrs. Robert ShapiroMr. and Mrs. Ajay SharmaMr. and Mrs. James F. ShellMr. Jeremy Shoop and Ms. Sarah SmithMr. and Mrs. Norman Shorb IIIDr. Paul Short and Dr. Shaheen HalimMr. Benjamin R. Shovlin and Ms. Louise AndrewsMr. and Mrs. Faisal SiddiquiMr. Chris SievertsMr. and Mrs. James SilvestriDrs. Sunil and Anshu SinhaMr. George Karadimas and Dr. Kathleen SinkinsonMr. and Mrs. Gregory SinonMr. Bryan Skib ’72 and Ms. Darlene NicholsMr. and Mrs. Benjamin SkylesMr. and Mrs. Wayne SlechterMr. and Mrs. Christian J. SmithMr. and Mrs. Gregory SmithMr. and Mrs. Michael SmithMr. and Mrs. Martin SmithDr. and Mrs. Randall SmithMr. Stuart and Dr. Karen G. SmithMr. Edward C. Solomon and Ms. Alice E. LudingtonMr. and Mrs. David SoudryMr. Matthew Speaks and Ms. Deserea RussellMs. Elizabeth SpearMr. Dan StephensMr. Sean and Dr. Lisa D. StevensonMr. Charles and Mrs. Brita Engelke Stewart ’94Mrs. Tasha StewartMrs. Suzanne M. StoneMr. and Mrs. Shawn StraussMs. Devon Struck ’93Mr. and Mrs. Eric TanenholtzMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Sergii TarasenkoMr. and Mrs. Frank TaylorMr. and Mrs. Thomas TaylorMr. and Mrs. Joel TeskeMr. Chevell Thomas and Ms. Colette Walker-ThomasMr. Eric Thornber and Ms. Emily DresnerMr. and Mrs. Marc TohirMr. Aaron Tolentino ’03Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey TomaskiMr. and Mrs. George TrenchardMs. Jennifer TriceMr. and Mrs. Roy TroppmanDr. Pierre N. TshimangaMs. A. Tracey Tucker ’77Mr. William E. Tucker III ’76Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. TurnerMr. and Mrs. Thomas TylerMr. and Mrs. Edison VallejoMr. and Mrs. James Van de VeldeMr. and Mrs. Thomas VasoldMr. Kevin R. Vasquez and Ms. Kathryn Griffin-VasquezMs. Jennifer VeaterMr. and Mrs. Carl WalkerDr. and Mrs. John D. WalkerLt. Col. and Mrs. William Brooks WalpertMr. and Mrs. James WalshMaddux C. WaltonMr. and Mrs. Christopher WaltonMr. and Mrs. Jimmie Ward, Jr.Mrs. Carla B. WarfieldMr. R. W. Watson III ’66Dr. Judy Webb-DoanesMr. David C. Weeks and Ms. Marie Despres-WeeksMr. and Mrs. Paul WeirMrs. Carol WeitzelMr. Gerry Wentz and Dr. Hilary GwynnMs. Joy WestMr. and Mrs. Steven WhitecoffMr. and Mrs. Dennis WilliamsMs. Mary J. WilsonMr. and Mrs. Bryan WinfieldMr. and Mrs. Michael WolfMr. and Mrs. Harold WollmanMr. and Mrs. Saul I. WollmanMs. Rayna WoodfordMr. and Mrs. Scott T. WoottonMr. and Mrs. Michael WorthingtonMr. Risto Worthington ’95Mr. and Mrs. Julian WrightMr. and Mrs. Stephen WrightMrs. Fatima YaffaDr. Samuel Yang and Dr. Grace JuanMr. Jeff YatesDrs. Robert and Maureen YoonMr. and Mrs. Ben Zastrow54 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 2012 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 201255


Mr. Benjamin ShovlinMr. Chris SievertsMrs. Elizabeth SilvestriMr. James SilvestriDr. Kathleen SinkinsonMrs. Mary SinonMrs. Anne SmithMrs. Karen SmithMs. Nancy L. SmithMrs. Brita Stewart ’94Mrs. Suzanne StoneMrs. Jhan S. TangiresMr. Aaron Tolentino ’03Mrs. Diane TomaskiMs. Jennifer TriceDr. Pierre TshimangaMrs. Emily VallejoMrs. Barbara VandermerMr. Thomas VasoldMr. Greg VentreMrs. Claire WalkerMrs. Paige WaltonMrs. Paulette WardMr. David WeeksMr. Paul WeirMrs. Leslie WhitecoffMs. Rayna WoodfordMrs. Anne WooleyhandMrs. Karen WoottonMrs. Elisabeth WorthingtonMr. Risto Worthington ’95Mr. Jeff YatesMrs. Monique ZastrowGrandparentsGlenelg Country School wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the following grandparents who contributed to the Annual Fund between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.Ms. Mary Agnes BarnesYolanda and Frank BrunoMr. and Mrs. Edward ChristensenMr. Robert DetweilerMr. and Mrs. Michael A. Dixon, Sr.The Honorable and Mrs. Gordon R. EnglandMs. Nina FedalenMr. and Mrs. Thomas GaleDr. and Mrs. David GoodmanMr. and Mrs. Caleb Gould ’70Mr. Amitava Gupta and Ms. Margo MarquessRev. and Mrs. Paul HaackDr. Massoud Ahmadi and Ms. Shelley SpencerMs. Wendy AndrusMr. and Mrs. James ArnoldMr. Asim Bajwa and Mrs. Nadia AegasMr. and Mrs. Barry BannisterMr. and Mrs. Richard BarrettMs. Cate BarryMr. and Mrs. Brian W. BartlettMs. Kathleen A. BeerbohmMr. and Mrs. Bradley BlackMr. Stephen Blaes and Ms. Camilla CarrollMs. Marisa BlankMs. Kathleen BolandMr. and Mrs. Kevin J. BolandDr. Eric Bothwell and Dr. Isabel GarciaMr. Justin Bray ’97Drs. Raymond and Karen BroderickYolanda and Frank BrunoMr. and Mrs. Gregory BurksMr. and Mrs. Owen A. CharleboisMr. and Mrs. Michael ChipperfieldMr. Thomas Clime and Ms. Amy HealeyMr. Kevin Collins and Dr. Julie MillerMr. Kenneth and Mrs. Marcea Horton Cotter ’74Mr. and Mrs. Darrell CovellMr. and Mrs. Robert DavisMr. and Mrs. Willie K. Dawson, Sr.Mr. Christopher Delgado and Ms. Jamie StoweMr. and Mrs. Joseph DiangeloMr. and Mrs. Earl Hall Jr.Mrs. Dorothy HodorMrs. Jean JackMr. and Mrs. John E. JacobMr. and Mrs. Ralph JobsonMr. and Mrs. Padraic KennedyMr. and Mrs. Max KohlerMs. Jeannette KorasMr. and Mrs. Mark KukurugaMr. and Mrs. Robert L. LambornDr. and Mrs. James LeefMs. Laura Lew120Percent ClubGlenelg Country School wishes to thank the following donors for increasing their gift 20% over the previous year’s gift.Mr. and Mrs. John DwelleyMr. and Mrs. Gabriel El-HaddadDrs. Chidozie and Ihuoma EmenugaEndless PossibilitiesMr. Kevin Eyre ’99Mr. and Mrs. Russell FinnMr. Luis Flores and Mrs. Diana Chevere de FloresDrs. Frank and Deborah FrassicaMr. and Mrs. Larry FriedmanMr. and Mrs. Seth GoodmanMs. Susannah GreenbergDr. and Mrs. Barry W. HannahMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey HeigesMr. and Mrs. Thomas HerseyMr. and Mrs. Frederick HinesMr. and Mrs. Joshua HockstraDr. Angela Hopkins-LunaDrs. Nyan Htut and Khin-Rupa MaungMr. and Mrs. Isiaka IbraheemMr. and Mrs. Michael JackMr. and Mrs. John M. JorgensonMr. Constantine Kalaris and Ms. Lynne Conway-KalarisMr. and Mrs. Johnny KethMr. and Mrs. Yong KimMr. John Kitowski and Ms. Patricia ElizondoMr. and Mrs. Max KohlerMr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Kunkle, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. LambornMr. Daniel Lopez and Ms. Maria RamirezMr. and Mrs. James LinsleyMr. and Mrs. Samuel MeyerMr. John H. Mink, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Bruce ModesMr. and Mrs. James R. Moxley, Jr.Mrs. Elizabeth OldMs. Donna PascucciDr. and Mrs. Rafi RafiullahMr. and Mrs. Ray RosichMs. Kathleen G. RussellMs. Mary G. SchantzMr. and Mrs. J. Thomas ScrivenerMr. and Mrs. Carl R. Lynch, Sr.Daniel Markmann M.D.Mr. J. T. Mason III ’57Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. McClungMr. and Mrs. Brian T. MelloMr. and Mrs. William D. MitchellDrs. Harold and Patricia ModrowMr. and Mrs. Brett MolinDr. and Mrs. Jeffrey MolloyMr. and Mrs. Gregg MongoldDrs. Arthur and Kathleen MorrishMs. Kristi MyersMr. and Mrs. Ernest J. NarciseDr. Kenneth Nelson and Ms. Doreen AghajanianMr. John and Mrs. Susan Hobbs Nelson ’73Mr. Nicholas NetzelMr. and Mrs. David R. NewmanMr. Daniel NezianyaMrs. Barbara NieberdingMr. and Mrs. Richard OrrMr. and Mrs. Philip G. OscarMr. and Mrs. Don M. OwenMr. and Mrs. Michael PacylowskiMr. and Mrs. Eric PakullaMs. Donna PascucciMr. and Mrs. Larry PatrickMr. and Mrs. John Robert PenceMr. and Mrs. Kenneth PinesMr. and Mrs. Jonathan PortnerMr. and Mrs. James F. ShellDrs. Jon and Eleanor ShematekMr. and Mrs. Wayne SlechterMr. and Mrs. Craig SmithMr. and Mrs. Donald K. SmithMr. and Mrs. Frank TaylorMrs. Carol WeitzelMs. Jane WilnerMr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Wilson, Sr.Mr. Harry Woehrle and Mrs. Carole Horning-WoehrleMr. and Mrs. Saul I. WollmanMr. and Mrs. John AdamsMr. Andrew RansonMr. Peter MacEwen and Ms. Elizabeth Rhinelander ’77Dr. George A. Ricaurte and Dr. Una D. McCannMrs. Cynthia F. RinggoldMrs. Lynda RotterMr. and Mrs. Joseph RussoDr. Tarun Saini ’89 and Dr. Shelly SainiMr. Mauro U. Savoldelli and Dr. Christine P. RichardsMs. Donna SavoryMr. and Mrs. Robert ShapiroMr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Shematek ’98Mr. and Mrs. Gregory SmithMr. and Mrs. Michael SmithMr. and Mrs. Joseph StelloneMr. Sean and Dr. Lisa D. StevensonMrs. Suzanne M. StoneT. Rowe Price Associates Foundation, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. Fredric TomarchioMs. A. Tracey Tucker ’77Mr. and Mrs. Greg VentreDr. and Mrs. Davinder VermaLt. Col. and Mrs. William Brooks WalpertMr. and Mrs. James WalshMr. Gerry Wentz and Dr. Hilary GwynnMr. Risto Worthington ’95Businesses, Foundations, and CorporationsIn addition to direct contributions from family foundations, many companies match the charitable gifts of their employees. We encourage all of our donors to ask their employers tomatch their gift to GCS.AnonymousConstellation Energy Group, Inc.Lakeside Title CompanyMazaika Family Foundation, Inc.Northrop GrummanPepsico FoundationIn Memory of David BarkerMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelIn Memory of Camille BaumgardnerMr. and Mrs. Andrew E. ClarkMrs. Lynda RotterMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresIn Memory of Nora BransonMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelIn Memory of Ethel BrayMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresIn Memory of Oscar CarlsonMrs. Lynda RotterIn Memory of Brady ChryssolorMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey TomaskiIn Memory of Donna EleyMrs. Lynda RotterIn Memory of Isabelle GregMs. Polly BurkertMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandIn Memory of Fuzzy HardyMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey TomaskiIn Memory of Dawn HydeMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey TomaskiIn Memory of Jerry KaneMr. and Mrs. Scott T. WoottonIn Memory of Frances MasonMrs. Lynda RotterIn Memory of Wayne McGloneMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMrs. Lynda RotterMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandRiedy Family FoundationSage Management Enterprise LLCScience Applications International CorporationT. Rowe Price Associates Foundation, IncTyco Matching Gifts ProgramIn Memory of Denny MercerMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelIn Memory of Janice NewellMs. Polly BurkertMr. and Mrs. Frank HaysMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresIn Memory of Jane NorwigMrs. Lynda RotterMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandIn Memory of James A. RockMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandIn Honor of Ty SainiMr. and Mrs. Harry BernsteinIn Memory of Barbara SalwayMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMrs. Lynda RotterMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresIn Memory of Michael ShureMrs. Lynda RotterIn Memory/Honor GiftsGlenelg Country School wishes to thank the following donors who made a gift to the school between July 1, 2011 andJune 30, 2012 to memorialize or honor a member of the GCS community, family member, or friend.In Memory of Irene K. SmithMr. and Mrs. Paul AppelMr. and Mrs. Richard BarrettMs. Polly BurkertMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMs. Kathleen LipariniMr. and Mrs. Sebastian MartoranaMr. and Mrs. James R. Moxley III ’74Dr. Robert Murphy and Dr. Emily ChewMr. and Mrs. Jonathan PortnerMrs. Lynda RotterMr. and Mrs. Gary B. SmithMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey TomaskiMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandMr. and Mrs. Scott T. WoottonIn Memory of Elizabeth S. TrumpMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey TomaskiMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandIn Memory of Betty VandermerMrs. Lynda RotterIn Memory of Catherine WeirMrs. Lynda RotterMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandIn Memory of Eugene WilsonMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMrs. Lynda RotterIn Memory of Maxine WooleyhandMs. Polly BurkertMs. Marilyn M. EmbreyMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMr. and Mrs. Brad LiebermanMrs. Lynda RotterMr. and Mrs. Rick RutherfordMs. Nancy L. SmithMr. and Mrs. Anthony J. TangiresMr. and Mrs. Scott T. Wootton60 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 2012 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 201261


Elizabeth Adams Faculty Summer GrantEndowmentAnonymousJani Community Service EndowmentFundDrs. Niranjan and Sushma JaniParents and Friends ScholarshipEndowmentGCS Parents & Friends AssociationEndowmentsEndowment funds help ensure the long-term financial stability of our school. The Glenelg Country School acknowledgeswith deep appreciation those who made a contribution to the following funds.Amy Shaller/Gerzog Family ScholarshipEndowmentDr. Harry Cohen and Professor Wendy GerzogMr. Alex ShallerGeneral Endowment FundMr. and Mrs. John A. MacLaughlinMargaret Wesley Memorial Birthday Book FundDr. Massoud Ahmadi and Ms. Shelley SpencerAnonymous (2)Mr. and Mrs. Hermann AntonMr. Brian W. BaumgardnerMr. Eduardo and Dr. Gianpiera BorroniMr. and Mrs. Thomas CardaroDr. and Mrs. Ravi ChandraMr. and Mrs. Michael ChipperfieldMr. and Mrs. Darrell CovellMr. Thomas N. Demers II andMrs. Laura Rushe Demers ’89Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DiangeloMr. and Mrs. Robert DoloffMr. William Duncan and Ms. Barbara FisherMr. and Mrs. Darren FisherMr. and Mrs. Kevin J. ForkerMr. and Mrs. Larry FriedmanMr. and Mrs. Caleb Gould ’70Dr. Bharathi GowdaMr. Thomas Grimes and Ms. Charlene SquiresDr. and Mrs. Aaron HaackMr. and Mrs. Frank HaysMr. and Mrs. John P. HealyA special thank you to the following families for their contributions to the Birthday Book Fund in honor of their child’s birthday.Dr. Christopher Heckman and Dr. Renee BurtonMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey HeigesMr. Horace Hibbert and Dr. Deidre PattersonMr. and Mrs. Joshua HockstraMr. and Mrs. Michael JackDr. Stephen Kavic and Dr. Jennifer ErasMr. Jong Joong KimMr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Kunkle, Jr.Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. LucasMr. and Mrs. Carl R. Lynch, Sr.Dr. and Mrs. Richard MeitzlerMr. and Mrs. Brian T. MelloMr. and Mrs. David G. MorningstarDrs. Arthur and Kathleen MorrishMr. and Mrs. James R. Moxley III ’74Mr. and Mrs. Christopher MyersMrs. Eugene O’NeillMr. and Mrs. David RhodesDrs. Daniel and Shanta RichardsonMr. and Mrs. Martin RoeschMs. Donna SavoryMs. Suk-hyun ShimMr. and Mrs. Gary B. SmithDr. Karen Stoddard and Ms. Eileen O’NeillMr. and Mrs. Keith A. SwaimMrs. Jane D. TerrillMr. Eric Thornber and Ms. Emily DresnerMr. and Mrs. Peter VargaMr. and Mrs. Robert WarringtonIn Memory of Janice NewellMrs. Jo BannerMs. Diane CollinsMrs. Judi HaysMrs. Lucy VenturaIn honor of Linda Summers-JeffriesRetirementMrs. Jo BannerMs. Diane CollinsMrs. Judi HaysMrs. Lucy VenturaMrs. Paulette WardGrandparents ClubGlenelg Country School wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the following grandparents who joined theGrandparents Club between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. AdamoMr. and Mrs. William AdamsMr. and Mrs. Hermann AntonMr. and Mrs. Charles ArdoliniMr. and Mrs. John F. BernierMr. and Mrs. Bryan BloodworthMr. Tim Boone and Ms. June GriffinMs. Diane BrooksMs. Pam Brown and Mr. Larry ReeseMr. and Mrs. Robert BrownYolanda and Frank BrunoMs. Joan BundyMs. Polly BurkertMr. and Mrs. Gary CainMr. and Mrs. Charles CampbellMr. and Mrs. David ChasonMs. Linda ClimeCol. and Mrs. David CostaMr. and Mrs. Benjamin CowleyMr. Lionel Davis and Ms. Vera CharleboisMr. Miles DavisMs. Mary DeLeonibusMr. and Mrs. Thomas DemersDr. Lionel DesbordesMr. and Mrs. Michael A. Dixon, Sr.The Honorable and Mrs. Gordon R. EnglandMr. and Mrs. Richard FalckMs. Nina FedalenMr. Edward FinneganMr. and Mrs. John FossumMr. and Mrs. Carl Fuhrman, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Andre FunchesMs. Linda GalaorMr. and Mrs. Nicholas GiampetroMrs. Evelyn GilbertMr. and Mrs. Joseph GodekMr. and Mrs. Wesley GoldbergDr. and Mrs. David GoodmanMr. and Mrs. Otha GrantMr. and Mrs. John GreinerMr. and Mrs. Robert GroganMr. Amitava Gupta and Ms. Margo MarquessRev. and Mrs. Paul HaackMs. Grace HankinsMr. and Mrs. Fred HeigesMr. and Mrs. Timothy S. HelsingMr. and Mrs. Vic HessMr. and Mrs. Robert HeydtMrs. Dorothy HodorMr. and Mrs. Gerard HuesmanMrs. Diana HydeMr. and Mrs. Herman IngramMrs. Jean JackMr. and Mrs. John E. JacobMr. Robert JacobsMr. and Mrs. Ralph JobsonMrs. Carol KaberleMr. and Mrs. Joe KanabroskiMr. Frank Kohanski and Ms. Ann BaniaMs. Nancy KoletarMr. and Mrs. Mark KukurugaMr. and Mrs. Paul KurschMr. and Mrs. Robert L. LambornMs. Laura LewMr. and Mrs. Winston C. Lill, Sr.Mr. and Mrs. James LinsleyMr. and Mrs. Richard MartinMs. Jean McCartneyMrs. Helen MeitzlerMr. and Mrs. Philip T. MercerDr. and Mrs. Charles MessMr. and Mrs. Samuel MeyerMr. John H. Mink, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Bruce ModesMr. and Mrs. Guy MongoldDr. and Mrs. Sakkubai NaiduMrs. Eugene O’NeillMr. and Mrs. John OscarMr. and Mrs. Robert OstroskyMs. Sue PakullaMs. Donna PascucciMs. Antoinette PowellMr. and Mrs. Robert RaabMr. and Mrs. J. Landon Reeve IVMr. and Mrs. Robert D. RiedyMrs. Antoinette RieuMr. and Mrs. Frederick W. RoeschMr. and Mrs. Ray RosichMr. and Mrs. Jack RuffleMr. and Mrs. James RusheDr. and Mrs. William SchaefferMs. Beverly SchulterbrandtMr. and Mrs. J. Thomas ScrivenerMr. and Mrs. James F. ShellDrs. Jon and Eleanor ShematekMr. and Mrs. Norman W. ShorbMr. and Mrs. Silas Sines, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Wayne SlechterMrs. Natalie SmithMr. and Mrs. Theodore SolomonMr. and Mrs. George F. StephensMr. and Mrs. Frank TaylorMr. and Mrs. Jon TeskeMr. and Mrs. Clarence ToomerDr. and Mrs. Rajendra TripathiMs. Jo Ann TulockMr. and Mrs. Joseph WaltonMs. Francine WartowMs. Barbara WilliamsMs. Margaret WilliamsMr. and Mrs. Saul I. WollmanMr. and Mrs. Peter ZaccagninoRestricted and Special GiftsThe Glenelg Country School is grateful for the special contributions made between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.Anonymous (2)Dr. John Campbell and Dr. Michele DeMusisMr. and Mrs. Michael J. CurranMr. Thomas N. Demers II andMrs. Laura Rushe Demers ’89Glenelg Cub Scout Pack 1954Mr. and Mrs. Andrew GoodDr. and Mrs. Barry W. HannahMr. and Mrs. John P. HealyMr. and Mrs. William E. KoffelMazaika Family Foundation, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. David G. MorningstarMr. and Mrs. James R. Moxley III ’74Mr. and Mrs. Bryan MurphyMr. and Mrs. Larry PatrickSage Management Enterprise LLCMr. and Mrs. Bradley SmithMr. and Mrs. Gary B. SmithDr. Karen Stoddard and Ms. Eileen O’NeilMr. and Mrs. Eric WooleyhandMr. and Mrs. Scott T. Wootton62 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 2012 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 201263


Gifts in KindGlenelg Country School appreciates the donation of in-kind gifts that enhance the educational experience of ourstudents.Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. ClarkMrs. Mary CollinsDoloff Printing, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. Robert DoloffMr. and Mrs. Kingdon Gould, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Dennis HarringtonMr. and Mrs. Paul I. Latta, Jr.Dr. and Mrs. Richard MeitzlerMr. and Mrs. Ryan RothMrs. Lynda RotterMr. Eric Thornber and Ms. Emily DresnerDragon Dash SponsorsThe Alumni Association acknowledges the following individuals for their generous sponsorship of the 2011 Dragon Dash.Atlantic Risk Management CorporationBMW, Porsche, & Audi of Silver SpringCapital Compressor, Inc.Conclave Consulting, LLCEyre Bus, Tour & Travel, Ltd.Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting GalleryJames and Elizabeth RusheLand Design & Development, Inc.Law Offices of Megan Reuwer, PAPNC Financial Services GroupSaini OrthodonticsGlenelg Country School’s Summer in the Country has beenoffering quality summer programs for over 20 years.Our camps offer a variety of activities and make use ofthe outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields,shaded pathways, air-conditioned classrooms, computerlabs, pond, outdoor amphitheater, outdoor classrooms,athletic center, and our new turf field.Sport camps provide campers the opportunity to work onathletic skills, techniques, strategies, game experience, andsportsmanship, while having fun at the same time:DRAGON ELITE CAMPS - BASKETBALL; SOCCER;FIELD HOCKEY - TOP NOTCH SPORTS CAMPS - FLAGFOOTBALL; LACROSSE; GOLF; SOCCER; BASKETBALL;MULTIPSPORTOur Dragon Camps are designed for our youngestcampers, ages Pre-K4 through 1st grade:PEE WEE DRAGONS; WEE DRAGONS; JUNIORDRAGONS; OOEY GOOEY SCIENCE; KIDZART; CAMPSPIORTADExtended day programs, swim lessons, and poolmemberships are also available.Specialty Camps include offerings in academicenrichment in the core subjects of language arts, science,and math, or an emphasis in the visual arts, foreignlanguages, culinary arts, technology, music, or drama:STEM FUN I and II; CSI: GCS; CLAY PLAY; MESSYSCIENCE; CHINESE CULTURE & COOKING; CHARM CITYADVENTURES; LEGO CAMP; DRAGON NEWS; TECHKIDS; SEWING & QUILTINGA Counselor-in-Training program for studentsentering grades 9 - 10.Register Onlinewww.glenelg.org/summer64 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 2012 Annual Donor Report 2011 – 201265


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