October 2021
Academy Alumni In the News 
Tom Lurie '52 and his wife Nancy (pictured) were chosen as the Columbus Foundation 2021 Harrison M. Sayre Award recipients. The Harrison M. Sayre Award is given in honor of the Foundation’s founder and 25-year volunteer director. The Luries were recognized due to their deep and abiding commitment to community service, thoughtful generosity, leadership, innovation, compassion and paving the way for the next generation of philanthropists and community leaders. Also included in this month's press clips are Leah Binkovitz ‘07, Michael Corey ’01, Vanessa Barboni Hallik '99, Joseph Hess ’83, Artie Isaac '78, Ricky Joshi ’97, Matt Van Buskirk ’03 and Patricia Zettler '98 as well as an obituary for Ralph N. Khourie '45.

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 Melissa Clarke Beckett at beckettm@columbusacademy.org.
Honoring CA Veterans
In honor of the 496 Columbus Academy alumni who have served our country in one of the armed forces, as well as the eight current coaches, faculty/staff, facility and security team members (Neal O'Brien, Dan Olexio and Russell Robinson, United States Army Dennis Gillman, Matt Mele, Katrina Newburn and Christian Schweers, United States Air Force Jon Wagshul, United States Navy) who have also served in the military, the school bell atop Morris Hall will ring 504 times the morning of Veterans Day. 
From our very first graduate (Carey Evans, Class of 1914) to our first alumnae to serve Mary Beth Ray and Jamie Scheiman, both from our Class of 2006 to our most recent graduate Luke Nester '21, who is a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, Columbus Academy commends the spirit of service its many alumni, faculty, staff, coaches, parents and friends have chosen to uphold.

Alumni veterans, please join the Columbus Academy community as we honor Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11. Stand with the students, faculty and staff as the Morris Hall bells chime once for every veteran in the Columbus Academy community. Kindly RSVP to (614) 509-2290 or alumni@columbusacademy.org.
Turkey Bowl on November 25
This year's Turkey Bowl will take place on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 25) at 10:00 a.m. on Hondros Field. For more information about the game, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Melissa Clarke Beckett at (614) 509-2290 or beckettm@columbusacademy.org.

The gym will also be open for basketball from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All alumni are invited to campus to burn some calories before partaking in holiday festivities.
Save the Date: Alumni Holiday Luncheon on December 22
Save the date for this great annual event! Bill McMenamy '58 will be honored as the Distinguished Alumnus, and Kay Mason will receive the Alumni Service Award at our 2021 Holiday Luncheon.
The event will be held on Wednesday, December 22, at the The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard (820 Goodale Blvd. Grandview Heights, OH 43212).
Refreshments will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and program at noon.
Distinguished Alumnus: Bill McMenamy '58 
Bill is a former member of the Alumni Board and is actively serving as the reunion organizer and class agent for the Class of 1958. Bill currently has two grandchildren enrolled at Columbus Academy, ninth-grader Clara Stevens and eighth-grader Lauren Stevens. Outside of Academy, Bill is the former chairman of the Columbus Housing Partnership (an affordable housing group) and a former longtime president of the Columbus Board of Realtors. He is the retired owner of Myers Real Estate.
Alumni Service Award: Kay Mason
Kay Mason began her Academy career in 1991 as a member of the lower school faculty. She then joined our middle school faculty and served as the Sixth Grade Team Lead, was a member of the Equity and Justice Committee of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, and became the Head of the Lower School in 2013. Kay was Academy's first Diversity Coordinator before the position evolved into its current full-time state. In 2017, Kay became the Director of Internships and her daughter, Gabby, graduated from Academy in 2015. She and her family now live in New Orleans, where Kay is the Head of the Lower School at the Isidore Newman School.
A Look Back at Alumni Weekend 2021
Alumni enjoyed a weekend celebrating all things CA October 1-2, 2021. The festivities began Friday evening with a special reception for the Class of 1970 as those Vikings celebrated their 50th reunion. On Saturday, Academy families past and present took part in the Viking Rampage Challenge (a mud-run course designed by alumnus and parent Ryan Yeoman '90 that is set up through the campus woods), toured campus, heard The State of Academy from Head of School Melissa Soderberg, found themselves back in the classroom, and listened to the best Junior Speeches from 2020-21. Also, individual classes gathered throughout the weekend for their class reunions.

Click here to see Alumni Weekend photos, hear Kevin Morrin's Master Class, receive an update from our College Counseling Office and more!

Thank you to everyone who attended Alumni Weekend! A special thank you to the class agents and volunteers who helped to make the weekend a success!

Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2022 - September 23- 24
Honoring the Class of 1971 and Class of 1972 celebrating their 50th Reunion!
Golf Outing Thank You
Thank you to all of the golfers, sponsors and donors who supported the 13th Annual Golf Outing.

Alumni, parents and friends enjoyed a beautiful day of golf at Columbus Country Club. Each year, the event is held in memory of George N. Corey, former president of the Board of Trustees and father of Michael Corey '01.

Since its inception, the dollars raised by this outing have supported numerous Columbus Academy students, and the thoughtful and imperative Academy education they receive year in and year out.
Click here to see event photos.

Save the date for the 14th Annual Golf Outing taking place on
Monday, September 19, 2022.
Educator Spotlight on Susan Carter
Middle School Dean of Students Susan Carter recently was featured in this Educator Spotlight during halftime of the CW Columbus "Friday Night Rivals" broadcast. Carter is in her 35th year of service at Columbus Academy, tying her with Christy Bening as the longest-serving current female faculty member, and she teaches in the same classroom as her son Matt Carter '00, a fact highlighted in the piece.
Boys Win 5th-Straight State Title, Girls Place 4th in Golf
This past weekend was a historic one for our varsity golfers as our girls placed fourth in their first state tournament and the boys claimed their fifth-straight Division II championship. Playing at NorthStar, our boys overcame a 10-stroke deficit on the first day to win by three strokes for their sixth state title in eight seasons under head coach Craig Yakscoe. And in just their third year as a program under head coach Maggie Freytag, our girls earned their first league and district championships to advance to states, where they posted a 694 team score on Ohio State's Gray Course. To learn more about how our girls golf program got started, click here, and read a Columbus Dispatch recap of both teams' performances by clicking here.
Send In Your Class Notes

We love keeping in touch with our alumni, and we want to hear all of your latest news. Here are some of the updates we are looking for:

New family additions
Big moves
New jobs
New schools, titles or degrees
Exciting trips or accomplishments
General updates

We also love pictures, so you can send those along as well. Fill out our class notes form at columbusacademy.org/alumniclassnotes or send via email to alumni@columbusacademy.org to be sure your message is included in an upcoming issue of Experience, the school's recently redesigned magazine!