Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Aug. 12, 2016
Posted 08/12/2016 04:00PM

Aug. 12, 2016

Greetings from the Hilltop!

Congratulations to St. George's sailors Victoria Boatwright ’17, Alden Grimes ’17, John Kirkpatrick ’18 and Ted Bjerregaard ’18, who qualified for the Chubb U.S. Sailing Junior Championships in San Diego this week. All had stunning performances at the qualifying races in Marblehead, Mass., July 25-27. Victoria and Alden topped the field in the 420 division, and John and Ted placed second and third, respectively, in the Radials. Championship competition at the Mission Bay Yacht Club continues through Monday. Results are being posted on Good luck to these talented Dragons.

Meanwhile sisters Emily Kallfelz ’15 and Eliza Kallfelz ’17 will be heading to Rotterdam Aug. 21-28 to compete at the World Rowing Junior Championships. The two will pair up in the double for the under-23 age group. Eliza also qualified for a second race in the single under-19 age division.

We are seeing the first results of this summer’s ongoing restoration of the Chapel doors. Last weekend the doors leading into the hallway between Memorial Schoolhouse and the Chapel (the south slype doors) were reinstalled after being refurbished by Hammersmith Studios of Newton Upper Falls, Mass. The teak has been reconditioned, the metal hinges, handles and decorative strapping have been polished, and Lyn Hovey Studios re-fabricated the leaded-glass inserts. The project is ongoing, supported by the Friends of the Chapel.

“Pell,” a new documentary about U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell ’36 premiered last night at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport. The documentary recounts Pell’s time in the Coast Guard and focuses on his unflagging efforts to establish the Pell Grants program, which provides financial aid to students. Sen. Pell was a trustee of St. George's from 1971 until his death on Jan. 1, 2009.

Former Vermont governer and presidential candidate Howard Dean ’66 continues to bring his perspective on the current campaign to national audiences. On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Dean was a guest on “The Takeaway,” broadcast on National Public Radio stations, to discuss Donald Trump’s assertion that the American political process is "rigged." 

Congratulations to Will Fleming’13, who was the first person to respond to last week's question about the new piece of musical equipment installed on the west wall of the Chapel, which is the antiphonal organ, formally named in memory of John C. Howland ’52. The lead donor on the project, among several Dragons, was John's good friend and classmate Howard Lewis ’52.

This week's trivia question: Where is this (right) on the Hilltop? The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a $10 coupon off a purchase from the SG Bookstore, online at Good luck, all!

Save the dates for:
• 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

To RSVP, or for more information about any of these events, email us at


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