December 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Ryan Williams '08  (pictured), co-founder of Jopwell, was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 class.  Also included in this month's press clippings are John Wolfe '61, Jay Hoster '65, Joel Pizzuti '90, Rick Ricart '98, Michael Stinziano '98, Michael Cicetti '01, Dante DiSabato '04, Stephanie Preston Domas '05, Jonathan Razi '08, Dhaval Patel '11, Gavin Koerner '14, Brie Stahl '14, Caroline Aronowitz '16 and Columbus Academy co-founder Samuel Bush.

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
RSVP for Alumni Holiday Luncheon by December 15

Don't miss this great annual event! Mike Crane '71 will be
honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus and  Annette Kuss  will receive the Alumni Service Award at the 2017 Holiday Luncheon. The event will be held on  Friday, December 22 , at the Westin Downtown (310S. High St., Columbus, 43215). Refreshments will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and program at noon.  Click here  to register online by December 15. 
Appy Holidays!

Appy Holidays from the Alumni Mobile App! Over 480 alumni have downloaded the app and are making connections. Have you tried it yet? Find old friends, grow your professional network or find new friends in your city.

Prefer web-based? The Columbus Academy alumni community is now available on the web! Find all the same great features as the mobile app in the new web platform, also powered by EverTrue.
Recognize. Honor. Thank.

We often hear from Academy alumni that the greatest lessons they learned did not come from textbooks, but from the balanced, guiding hands of the faculty and staff.

This year, we are pleased to recognize and commend John Exline '64 for his 50 years of service to Columbus Academy. Mr. Exline is the first Academy faculty member to reach this incredible milestone. He exemplifies the traits of the most treasured Academy faculty and alumni: diligent, hardworking, humble seekers of lifelong learning.

With our great teaching in mind, we are asking everyone in our Academy community for their help in keeping our standard of excellence as strong as ever with a gift to the Annual Fund. Your support honors the legacy of impactful teachers and ensures that the next generation of Viking teachers and students continue to build upon our strong foundation.

We invite you to make your next gift in honor of a teacher or coach who made a difference in your life.
Fall Academy Magazine On The Way

Our fall issue of Academy magazine should be arriving in mailboxes over the coming days. This edition recaps the 2017 Commencement ceremony, highlights some of the events from the beginning of this school year and includes the Annual Report of Appreciation. Also included in this issue are a bevy of class notes about your fellow alumni, two seasons worth of sports recaps and a special tribute to Susan Neal. If you do not receive our magazine in the mail or would like to request additional copies, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Conti at
School News

Two weeks ago, Academy senior Cole Walter signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to join the men's golf program at Davidson College! Cole completed his impressive four-year career on our varsity golf squad by placing sixth at last month's Division II state tournament, which earned him a spot on the All-Ohio Second Team and helped the Vikings win their eighth state title. With a 74-stroke average this fall, Cole also picked up first team all-district & second team all-league honors. As a junior, he made the all-district and all-league first teams and was Team MVP. His sophomore season resulted in first team all-league and second team all-district recognition. And as a freshman on the 2014 state championship squad, he tied for 25th in the state tournament, was an all-district honorable mention and qualified for the all-league first team as co-medalist at the MSL-Ohio championship. In addition to a pair of team state titles during his prep career, he helped lead the Vikes to two district crowns, three sectional titles and three league championships. Cole is the son of Seanna & Matt Walter '87 of New Albany.

Columbus Academy's new ice hockey program played its first official JV game earlier this month as the Vikings faced Dublin Scioto at Chiller Ice Works in Worthington. The turnout from our community was outstanding, which added to the exciting action on the ice to create a high-energy atmosphere! Despite the 5-2 loss, there was much to cheer for including the ceremonial puck drop and Academy's first goal, which was scored by junior Cole Walker on a penalty shot.

Sports News
With the recent release of the Division V 
Football All-Ohio Teams, we can now share our entire list of fall student-athletes who earned all-state honors: freshman Sydni Ratliff (girls tennis, Division II first team), sophomore Annalise Grammel (Division III cross country), senior Josh Pearson (football, Division V first team defense), sophomore Sam Massick (football, Division V first team kicker), sophomore Kiersten Thomassey (field hockey), freshman Regan Cornelius (field hockey), sophomore Ali Khan (golf, Division II first team), senior Apsara Som (girls soccer, Division III first team), senior Jack Ostrowski (boys soccer, Division II second team), senior Cole Walter (golf, Division II second team), sophomore Griffin Mitchell (golf, Division II second team), senior Herman Moultrie (football, Division V third team offense), senior Matt Saling (football, Division V honorable mention), junior Dorrian Moultrie (football, Division V honorable mention) and senior John Schiano (football, Division V honorable mention)!
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Spring 2018 issue of  Academy magazine, please email them to your class agent or to Director of Alumni Relations  Jennifer Conti at or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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