Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Nov. 11, 2016
Posted 11/11/2016 03:00PM

Weekly News

Nov. 11, 2016

Greetings from the Hilltop!

We’re privileged and excited to host the St. George’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tonight, when we’ll be honoring former players and mentors who’ve lent their exceptional talents to our athletic program. Congratulations to the members of the 1994 girls’ lacrosse team (right), Peter Barbaresi ’77, Jennifer Swett Chrisman ’83, Rich Dempsey ’92, Shea Guthrie ’05 and Iman Davis Barbosa ’06 and Athletic Trainer Wendy Drysdale. For more information about our inductees, view the event program here.

The theme for Saturday is charbroiled zebra meat, if you get the picture. The Dragons host the Middlesex games this year, with all the action beginning at 2 p.m. The football game will once again be broadcast at A bowl-game berth is on the line for the Dragons. … Meanwhile our speed demons on the cross-country teams are off to the New England Championships at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. Last weekend Dragon runner William Braff ’17 had a stunning No. 1 finish and was deemed the ISL championship after crossing the line at 16:46.

With the assistance of several alumni, St. George’s is offering two new programs to our students in 2017. One program, organized by Director of Signature Programs Allison de Horsey and to be launched in March 2017, offers students a chance to learn about technology and innovation in the heart of Silicon Valley, courtesy of alumni who work at companies like Apple and Turo. They’ll also participate in hands-on design-process activities at Stanford’s A new 11-day program in June organized by science teacher Dr. Bob Wein will allow students to conduct science research through the Seeds of Change Program in Costa Rica. SG alumna Beth Hunt ’83, now a chemistry teacher at  St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minn., helped to connect SG to the project. Thanks, Beth!

Director of Library Services and Archives Nova Seals gave the talk at our chapel service yesterday in honor of Veterans’ Day. Nova served in the Coast Guard as a cadet at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., from 1995-1999.

As we all know, St. George’s has always been a place that honors and remembers the service of our alumni who have served in the military. Those who sacrificed their lives in war are forever memorialized in the Schoolhouse. These days we also give thanks to our service men and women by offering a unique scholarship to the children of active-duty military personnel, affording these students, most of whom have moved multiple times during their school years, a stable four years at one high school.  Watch our video, which features four scholarship recipients, as well as chairs of the Parents Committee Lisa and Francis Molinari P’16, ’18, to learn more about St. George’s Military Scholars Program.

Director of Alumni Relations Bill Douglas was on the road last week visiting with several of our alumni in college. A Maine swing took Bill to Bowdoin, where he visited with history majors Tully Ross ’14 and Maggie Small ’15; to Colby to visit Blaise Foley ’15, an environmental sciences major and economics minor; and to Bates, where he had lunch at Guthrie’s in Lewiston with Liza Scholle ’13, Jim Stevens ’16 and Connor Fitzgerald ’16 (right).

A Brown Bag Lunch, featuring alumna Dr. Kimberly Hemond Bertrand ’95 is being hosted by the Science Department today at noon. Kim is an epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center and assistant professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Kim and her research team recently released the results of a groundbreaking study on breast cancer risk in younger black women. She’ll be speaking to students about her path from curious St. George’s science student to her work in medical research today.

A stunning penalty-stroke goal by Katelyn Hutchinson ’14 (right) clinched a victory for the Kenyon College field hockey team in their win over DePauw University in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament championship game last Saturday. Katelyn, a junior, now leads the team with 11 goals. The tournament title was Kenyon’s second in the last three seasons and its fourth overall. Way to go, Katelyn!

Eric Wiberg ’89 has a new book out. “U-Boats in the Bahamas” was recently published by Bricktower Press of New York. It’s part of a trilogy that will eventually include “U-Boats off Bermuda” and “U-Boats in New England,” to be published by Fonthill Media in the U.K. next year. “’U-Boats in New England’ will be particularly of interest to the SG community as the chapel tower and Sachuest Point are said to have been used as sub-observation posts in WWII,” Eric notes. “And in WWI German subs utilized the U.S. Navy base in Newport to host officers during a permitted neutrality call, then went off Cape Cod and sank nearly a dozen British ships, to the chagrin of their erstwhile U.S. Navy hosts.”

2012 classmates Eliza CoverEllen Granoff and Helen Weston got together over the weekend and snapped this photo (right) during a beautiful walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Eliza works for Bloomberg in Princeton, N.J.; Ellen is at World Wide Research in New York and Helen works for Goldman Sachs in Manhattan.

Congratulations to Graham Anderson ’11, who won last week’s trivia contest by naming the Hoopes Squash Center, established in honor of the father of Joe Hoopes ’62.

This week’s trivia question:
Sports Hall of Fame inductees Shea Guthrie ’05 and Rich Dempsey ’92 were at the center of what memorable moment in SG sports history? The winner gets a coupon code for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore.

Go Dragons!


Save the dates for:

• The Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Middlesex Weekend: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12
• Our Chicago reception, hosted by Christopher Bahr and Paget Reed Bahr ’86, at the Racquet Club of Chicago: Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• The Alumni Hockey Game: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
• Our Washington, D.C., reception, hosted by Tucker ’87 and Susie Carlson ’87, P’15 ’18: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Bermuda reception, hosted by Calista and Jamie Todd P’18: April 18, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Glen Cove/Locust Valley area reception, hosted by David and Lisa Scully ’81 P’15, ’18, ’19: Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• 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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