August 2023
Academy Alumni in the News
Ryan Jung '14, Sooji Kang '16 and Inji Kang '19 are assisting with the marketing strategy and social media promotion for Seoul Food On The Go, a Korean street food restaurant owned/operated by Dennis Kang at the new Bubbly Hall in New Albany. Ryan's father, Steve, has also partnered with the Kang Family as an investor in the venture. The restaurant was featured in a recent article by Columbus Underground which highlighted it as "a shining star for affordable food." For more alumni press clips, click on the following links.

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Spots Remain for 15th Annual Golf Outing on September 18
All alumni, parents and friends of Academy are invited to join us for our 15th Annual Golf Outing set to take place Monday, September 18, at Columbus Country Club. Proceeds from the outing (including individual and corporate sponsorships) benefit student tuition assistance in memory of George N. Corey, former Board of Trustees president and father of Michael Corey '01. The outing will include 18 holes of championship course golf, a riding cart, one sleeve of golf balls, box lunch, contests for Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin and Best Score, plus the opportunity to support Columbus Academy! Lunch and registration begin at noon with the outing teeing off at 1:00 p.m. Golfers have the option to play a casual four-person scramble or a four-person two-best ball for those who would like a little more competition. The outing is limited to 100 players (25 teams), so register today to secure your spot. We'll see you on the greens!
Alumni Weekend 2023 is Coming September 22-23
We are almost a month away from this year's Alumni Weekend set for September 22-23! All alumni are invited to campus for a slate of exciting activities celebrating our favorite parts of the Academy experience. Friday night will feature the Viking football watch party, complete with complimentary tailgate food and drinks, along with the Athletic Hall of Fame induction of Bob Kirk '67 and Andrew Dunn '02. Saturday morning will offer unique gatherings to catch up with faculty, including the Golden Viking Breakfast (for alumni celebrating 50 or more years since graduation), the ever-popular Brunch with CA Legends, plus the MOSAIC & Black Alumni Luncheon. Campus tours will also be provided by upper-schoolers and the Viking Corner will be open to purchase your favorite Viking gear! Throughout the afternoon and evening, milestone reunion classes (ending in 3's and 8's) will be gathering around Columbus. 

There is also a special schedule for the Class of 1973's 50th reunion. Be sure to email Director of Alumni Relations Michael Haddock with any questions and click the registration button below to sign up for all of our Alumni Weekend festivities. All registered alumni will receive a welcome bag with other miscellaneous items to show your school pride! 

Reminder for alumni traveling in from out of town: Academy's block of hotel rooms at ALOFT Columbus Easton (Marriott Bonvoy) will expire on August 21st to be guaranteed at the rate of $169/night. Click here to reserve your room.
Andrew Bowman '16 Memorial Pickleball Tournament
Many alumni from Columbus Academy, including Tim Leathery '15 and Dan Leathery '12 (pictured), proudly participated in the inaugural Andrew Bowman Memorial Pickleball Tournament held on July 15 in commemoration of the birthday for the event's namesake, a beloved member of Academy's Class of 2016 who sadly passed in February. Funds raised will support research and hospitals that are actively fighting Ewing Sarcoma. A similar event was also held at the same location over the summer for the late Jack Madison '21, and we hope to share more details soon.
Academy Welcomes New Faculty/Staff Members
Last week, Academy welcomed 28 employees who either started new roles on campus recently or are joining our community this month! Completing their two-day orientation training last Thursday and Friday were nine lower school faculty members, four middle school teachers, three upper school faculty, eight staff members and four new campus safety resource officers. Click here to learn more about our newest faculty/staff members.
Arts and Sports Recap
Our theatre department, led by Director of Theatre Arts Whitney Eads and new Technical Theatre Director Anthony Stype, recently announced on Instagram that this year's Upper School Fall Play will be Clue with performances scheduled for November 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. New to this school year's lineup will also be a combined Orchestra/Theatre Concert entitled "Fallies" on November 14 at 7:00 p.m. The Middle School Musical, Newsies Jr., will take place February 2-3 at 7:30 p.m.
After pitching his 12U all-star baseball team to the Great Lakes Region Tournament title last Thursday, Columbus Academy seventh-grader Kevin Klingerman will appear on national television once again tonight as New Albany opens the Little League World Series against El Segunda (Calif.), the West Region champion. That game will be televised at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2 with the winner advancing to play again Monday and the loser returning to action Saturday in the 20-team (10 from the US and 10 international squads) double-elimination tournament. You can read about New Albany’s team – the first from Ohio to reach the Little League World Series since Hamilton in 2010 – in the Columbus Dispatch and watch their coverage from ABC6.
Send In Your Class Notes

We love keeping in touch with our alumni, and we want to hear all of your latest news.

Have you recently changed your name? Moved to a new home? Been promoted? Changed your line of work? Please go to the Alumni Updates Form to share these details. Providing the school with this information will help ensure you receive reunion updates, regional event invitations and the latest news from your alma mater! 

Have you recently earned a new title or degree? Have details about an exciting trip or recent accomplishment to share? Gotten engaged or married? Added a new little Viking to your family? Please use the Class Notes Form to share these exciting life updates for inclusion in the class notes section of an upcoming edition of Academy’s Experience magazine.