January 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Thomas Nolan '13 and Brianna Stahl '14 (pictured) received athletic academic honors from their universities, Case Western Reserve University and Miami University, respectively. Also included in this month's press clippings are Harrison "Bill" Smith '43, Jay Hoster '65, Bill Schottenstein '72, Artie Isaac '78, Kyle Katz '80,  George Kauffman '92, Meredith Keeran Kessler '96, Michael Stinziano '98, Kyle Hill '05, Kate Van Buskirk Flocken '06, Harry Wexner '13, Tyler Kohman '14, Julia Rizk '15 and the obituaries for  Lynn Waller '41, Jim Kobacker '47 and Bill Kline '62

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 Regional Gatherings

The Alumni Office is looking forward to seeing alumni in Houston, Austin, Dallas and Chicago later this month and in Durham and Charlotte in February. Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.

Houston
Friday, January 20, 2017 at  6:30 p.m.
The Capital Grille - CityCentre (840 W Sam Houston Pkwy N)

Austin
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at  6:00 p.m.
Corner Restaurant (110 E 2nd St.)

Dallas
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at  6:30 p.m.
Nora Restaurant and Bar (1928 Greenville Ave.)

Chicago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Generously hosted by Laura and Paul Williams, former Board of Trustees members and parents of alumni Scott '05 and Ryan '08

Durham JUST ADDED!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Breakfast with Head of School Melissa Soderberg
(time and location TBA)

Charlotte - JUST ADDED!
Friday, February 10, 2017
Dinner with Head of School Melissa Soderberg
(time and location TBA)
Alumni Holiday Luncheon

On December 16, alumni gathered with family, friends, and former and current faculty and staff for the annual Alumni Holiday Luncheon at the Westin Columbus. Herb Wolman '55 was honored as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus and Cynthia Wilson was honored as the 2016 Alumni Service Award recipient. To view photos of the event, click here. To watch speeches, click on the following links: Herb Wolman, Cynthia Wilson
Board of Trustees Nominations

The Nominating and Board Governance Committee is seeking nominations to the Board of Trustees. Recognizing the vital role played by trustees, Academy intends to appoint trustees in a thoughtful and methodical fashion, considering an individual's skill set relative to strategic issues currently facing the school and his or her demonstrated ability to function within the committee process.
School News

Columbus Academy had 116 AP Scholars in 2016, including a record-high 28 National AP Scholars! This year's total included 58 members from the Class of 2016, meaning almost two-thirds of last year's seniors received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams last spring and 40 percent of the entire class qualified as AP Scholars with Distinction.
The latest edition of
Academy magazine should have arrived in mailboxes last month. The fall issue included a recap of Commencement, the Annual Report of Appreciation, class notes and much more! If you did not receive a copy and would like one, or if you would like to request any additional copies, please contact Bob Lee at LeeB@columbusacademy.org .
Sports News

Academy senior Baylee Mueller was one of just four Ohio high school players named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's All-Midwest Region Team! "Baylee has been an outstanding leader for our field hockey program for the past four years," said head coach Anne Horton about the announcement. "Her commitment and passion are key qualities that have elevated her game for national exposure. I am very proud of Baylee and look forward to watching her continue her play at the collegiate level."
Over winter break, our varsity and JV boys basketball teams both won their respective championship games in the Bruin Holiday Tournament hosted by Briggs High School. In the varsity matchup against Briggs, our Vikes came from behind to win 45-43 on a buzzer-beating shot! Earlier in the day, our JV squad won its title by defeating Westland 50-31. Our hoops program should be commended for excelling not just on the court, but also in the classroom and in the community (view photos of them recently volunteering with LifeCare Alliance's Meals-on-Wheels program by clicking here).
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Winter 2016-17 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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