Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: March 3, 2017
Posted 03/03/2017 10:00AM

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Greetings from the Hilltop!
Greetings from the Hilltop

March 3, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop


Dragon hockey players reunite in Howard Rink

Alumni hockey game

Former wings, centers, goalies and defensemen laced 'em up for the annual Alumni Hockey Game on Saturday. Ray Woishek '89 reports, "Participants saw more ice time than they had probably hoped for, but spirits were high, as was the quality of play — at least for the first 10 minutes of each half. The game had an all-star feel to it as the black and white teams traded goals in bunches. Defensive play was virtually nonexistent, and several fine saves were turned in by the brave Dragons willing to strap on the heavy pads. In the end, the youngsters on the black team grew weary of chasing the even younger white team, which prevailed 18-17." View photos from the game on our page.

Students to get an insider's view on Silicon Valley

San Francisco

Enterprising alumni Tom Wang '89, Jordan Savage '03 and Will Mason '08 are among the hosts who will be helping a group of students learn more about the start-up and business culture in the Bay Area when our new Technology and Innovation Program takes place March 11-15. Tom is the chief product officer at Turo, a San Francisco-based car rental marketplace; Jordan is co-founder of Grove Collaborative, an Internet-based natural products seller; and Will is the cofounder of UploadVR Inc. Read more here.

Florida reception brings out many to honor Eric and Krista Peterson

Palm Beach Reception

Several generations of SG faithful gathered Tuesday night at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach, Florida, to hear the latest news from SG and to bid farewell to Eric and Krista Peterson (pictured here with Nancy Schroeder P'09, '14, and Sheila and Stuart Alperin GP'17). Associate Head of School for External Affairs Bob Weston reports: "In his comments to the group, Eric spoke of the strength and support of the community, the strong interest shown by prospective families this admission season, the continued innovation and evolution of the academic program, and the pride we all feel in the accomplishments and bright futures of our students today." It was a joyful gathering of grandparents, past parents, current parents and alumni. Thank you to our magnificent hosts, Christopher and Binkie McSweeney Orthwein '94! View more photos here.  

Tennis star helps keep the trophies coming at Emory

Tennis Champions

Harry Shepherd '16 is earning accolades for his tennis prowess — again. The 2016 New England champion, Harry (shown here holding trophy) is now a member of the Emory University tennis team, which recently won the Division III national indoors championship trophy for the second year in a row. Congratulations, Harry!

Dragon now a Blue Devil


Global Studies teacher Jake Westermann ran into Catherine Farmer '15 during a recent visit to Duke University. Catherine is majoring in international comparative studies with a certificate in human rights. Among other creative pursuits, she is a regular contributor to the online publication, The Bridge.


Cool facts about Spring Break

Spring Break

Alexandra Talty '06, now a freelance writer based in Southampton, New York, published an article on recently that caught our eye — because it's about Spring Break, which begins next Friday at noon for the St. George's community. Some interesting stats from the article about top destinations, which is based on data from Big Bear Lake, California, is the top hotspot this year. And though many of us will be leaving Aquidneck Island come March 10, Newport, Rhode Island, ranked fourth in its list of trending cities. Well, of course!

It's winter musical time

Speaking of Aquidneck Island: If you're in the area, join us on the Hilltop tomorrow night for the public performance of "A Very Harry Potter Winter Musical." The show starts at 7 p.m. and is intended for audiences ages 13 and up. 

St. George's Trivia Contest

Congratulations to last week's winner of the St. George's trivia contest, Katy Peveler Fattaruso '02. Katy knew that the head of school's home, Merrick House, is named after J. Vaughan Merrick III, headmaster of St. George's from 1928-1943.


This week's trivia question is a softball, so send us an answer quickly! … At what point in the St. George's admission tour do Red Key guides often mention Hogwarts? The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the St. George's Bookstore. Good luck!

Santa Monica, Calif.



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San Francisco, Calif.



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Boston, Mass.



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Washington, D.C.



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Glen Cove/Locust Valley, N.Y.



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All upcoming events are listed on the Alumni page of our website. To RSVP, email us here.


To view photos of recent St. George's events, visit our Flickr page.


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