Restoration has begun this summer on four of the Chapel’s most iconic doors. Adorned with distinctive ornamental wrought iron work by noted blacksmith Samuel Yellin of Philadelphia, the doors were built in 1927 and need some sprucing. Phase one of project will include restoration and repair of four of the Chapel’s 10 doors by Hammersmith Studios of Newton Upper Falls, Mass. Read more on our website.
Fans of international music may wish to check out a review by Banning Eyre that aired on National Public Radio this week. The review features a detailed look at two new Puerto Rican albums. Banning, who produces the syndicated radio program “Afropop Worldwide,” graduated from St. George’s in 1975.
Our reception and dinner for Korean families took place at the Seoul Club on Wednesday, June 22. Always a popular event, the reception was hosted by Kye Won Lim and Chang Hyun Kim, parents of Eugene Kim ’17. Many thanks as well to trustees Michael Kim ’88 and Jennifer Shin P’17 for helping to organize the event. We had a great turnout of nearly 40 alumni, parents and current students.
If you love theme parks and are looking for a great rollercoaster to check out this summer, rising sixth-former Hutch Myers ’17 has a tip: Head to Mason, Ohio. Hutch, whose brothers Remmy ’07 and Hank ’10 and sister Ellie ’08 also attended St. George’s, just returned from a four-theme-park trip that included his 100th ride on a rollercoaster. His favorite, he reports, was a full-moonlit ride on “The Beast” at Kings Island, the longest wooden coaster in the world. “It goes out into the woods and stays underneath the trees. You can't see anything and the ride is just ridiculous!” he said.
Accompanying Hutch on the ride was his mom, Susan Myers, who along with her husband Rem, has served on the SG Parents Committee for nine years.
Congratulations to Rob Reiser ’95, who was the first to reply with the correct answer to last week’s trivia question: Dr. Robin Wallace. Thanks to the dozens of others who participated and also knew of Robin’s long-term and profound contributions to the sport of sailing. Try again! This week’s trivia question: At the top of the stone spiral staircase in the Chapel tower, there is a statue of a pointy-bearded fictional character from a classic work of literature. Name the character. The winner will receive a $10 coupon to use for any purchase from our online school store. Good luck!
P.S. We were thrilled this week to get this Go-Pro shot of Oona Pritchard ’13 surfing off Second Beach with St. George's in the background. ... Please share your news and photos with us at email@example.com.
Save the dates for:
• Our Nantucket reception: Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.
• Our Greenvale Vineyards reception in Portsmouth, R.I.: Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Our annual NYC reception for alumni and parents at the New York Yacht Club: Tuesday, Nov. 1.
• Middlesex Weekend and Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12
• Alumni Weekend 2017: May 19-21, 2017
For questions and more information about these events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org