April 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Nida Pervez '16 (pictured) was profiled in Role Model Magazine for her role as last year's Service Board president and founder of MECCA (Muslim Educational Club of Columbus Academy). Also included in this month's press clippings are Jay Hoster '65, Jim Friedman '68, Tom Beaman '70, John Wuorinen '80, Brent Alan Burington '82, Alex Freytag '87, Levana Mizrachi Slabodnick '95, Asim Haque '98, Michael Stinziano '98, Patti Zettler '98, Lauren D'Souza '10, Zach Ratcliff '12, Dan Aronowitz '13, Tyler Gittins '13, Garrett Levine '14 and the obituary for Jonathan Nusbaum '89

If you have clips (either in print or on the web) to pass along for future issues, please send them to Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Conti at ContiJ@columbusacademy.org.
Alumni Networking Reception

Join us for the Alumni Networking Reception on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Columbus Academy Dining Hall, where Ryan Vesler '01 will be honored as the inaugural Young Alumni Award recipient. The event also features an entrepreneurial-themed panel with guest speakers Ryan Vesler '01, CEO of Homage; Jim Klingbeil '85, CEO of Hudson Bearings; Jen Burton '95, Partner of Seventh Son Brewing Co.Natalie Rusch Helman '07, Founder of Zest Juice Co.; and moderated by Alex Freytag '87, Partner of ProfitWorks LLC

Appetizers and refreshments provided by Sheila Dioun Trautner '98 and Taste Hospitality Group. Registration is $10 per person. Kindly register online by April 28.    
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

The Alumni Association will recognize and honor Patti Zettler '98 and Emily Sinkhorn '00 for their outstanding contributions to the athletic program at Columbus Academy. Patti and Emily will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall and, immediately following, will be recognized on the field before the JV lacrosse game against Bishop Hartley. All alumni are welcome to attend! Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.
Thank You For Being "All In" 4 CA

It quickly became clear at the start of Columbus Academy's first   giving day last week that Vikings don't back down from a challenge! We were amazed by the number of alumni, school families, faculty and friends who showed their spirit and support during  All Day 4 CA . More than 800 individuals from 29 states (and two countries!) contributed over $380,000 to support faculty and their continuous innovation, as well as student financial aid. Thank you, Vikings!
Alumni Regional Gatherings

The Alumni Office had a wonderful time visiting with alumni in Naples last month and looks forward to visiting with alumni in New York City later this month!

New York City 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.
The University Club
(One West 54th St.)
Generously hosted by Neil Pirie and Michael Read '01
with special faculty guest Pat Hogan

Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.
School News

It's been quite a school year for freshman Ashton Cofer. In September, he traveled to Google headquarters in California with his team from Gahanna and won the Scientific American Innovator Award at the Google Science Fair. In December, Ashton delivered a TED Talk in New York City at the very first TEDEdWeekend event that was honored at the IPO Education Foundation 9th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. He shared his invention during last month's inaugural TEDxColumbusAcademy in our very own dining hall. And just last week, he was featured on the TED.com homepage!
Sports News
Six members of our field hockey program -- senior Alaina Gwin, sophomore Jenny L'Hommedieu, senior Natalie L'Hommedieu, senior Tia Proicou, junior Liana Shiroma and senior Karina Walter -- were recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad for the 2016-17 school year! Karina and Jenny were also recognized as Scholars of Distinction for achieving cumulative, unweighted GPAs of at least 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
Academy basketball senior Ryan Alexander was named District 10 All-Star Game MVP after leading all scorers with 22 points as his North team won the Division II-III-IV matchup 119-113. Ryan also was recently named Second Team All-District as well as Honorable Mention All-Ohio and All-Metro. Fellow senior Nick Stringer was selected as an All-District Honorable Mention, as was freshman Kiersten Thomassey from our girls squad and sophomores Chris Boyle & Dorrian Moultrie.
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Fall 2017 issue of  Academy magazine, please email them to your class agent or to Director of Alumni Relations  Jennifer Conti at ContiJ@columbusacademy.org or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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