January 2018
Academy Alumni in the News

Stephanie Preston Domas '05  (pictured), was featured by The Columbus Dispatch for her work as a medical device hacker at Battelle.  Also included in this month's press clippings are Alan Hamwi '73, Brian Brooks '87, Darrell Davis '87, Pat Finn '97, Asim Haque '98, Rohit Singh '98, Michael Stinziano '98, Michael Corey '01, Adam Churches '04, Rob Szykowny '04, Chelsea Martz '07, Courtney Deena '13, Bryce Bailey '14, Tyler Kohman '14, Lee Solomon '14, Rhea Rao '17 and the obituaries for Franz Huntington '46, John Hoskins '47 and Robert Schmidt '78.

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 Admissions Night

All alumni are invited to attend an Alumni Admissions Night on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Academy Hall. Enjoy light hor d'oeuvres and refreshments while hearing more about the Academy experience. Learn about the admissions process, financial aid and take a tour of the school. Attend for yourself or bring a friend to introduce to Columbus Academy. Kindly RSVP to the Admissions office at (614) 509-2220 or admissions@columbusacademy.org.  
Regional Alumni Gatherings

The Alumni Office enjoyed visiting with alumni in Seattle, the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego last month. Save the date for upcoming gatherings! Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.

Washington D.C.
Wednesday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Old Ebbitt Grill

Boston
Sunday , May 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Lucca North End

New York City
Monday, May 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
University Club New York
Generously hosted by Neil Pirie and Michael Read '01

Chicago
Previously announced January event has been postponed (new date TBD).  
Alumni Holiday Luncheon

On December 22, alumni gathered with family, friends and former and current faculty and staff for the annual Alumni Holiday Luncheon at the Westin Columbus. Mike Crane '71 was honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus and Annette Kuss was honored with the 2017 Alumni Service Award. For a full recap of the event, click here. To view photos, click here. To watch speeches, click on the following links: Mike Crane, Annette Kuss
School News

For its annual client calendar, a local printing company inquired to Columbus Academy last school year about featuring student artwork. From a collection provided by our arts department, PXPOHIO chose 13 works ranging from a steel sculpture by Will Belford '17 for the cover to a collaborative painting by last year's eighth grade visual arts elective class to a lower school masterwork of Van Gogh sunflowers. All of the pieces - including works by Parker Graham '17, Olivia Irion '17, Sophie Krings '17, Baylee Mueller '17, Rhea Rao '17, Murphy Rubcich '17, Matthew Schmitz '17, Dylan Warren '17, Sarah Wexner '17 and Michael Zhang '17 - were photographed by art teacher Crystal Tursich for this 2018 calendar, copies of which can be requested by contacting Fine Arts Department Chair Pedro Mena.
Sports News
 
During volleyball season this past fall, Columbus Academy junior Kayla Podgurski organized a successful Dig PinkĀ® fundraiser at a home contest against Whitehall. With a matching gift from Sports Imports, Kayla's event raised over $3,000 to help beat cancer. And for her efforts, the Side-Out Foundation and American Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced Kayla as one of three U.S. high-schoolers to win the 2017 National Dig PinkĀ® Award, which comes with a scholarship as part of Side-Out's Ambassador Program.

Our varsity boys basketball team improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in league play after beating Bexley 53-46 last night. Up by one point with just over a minute to play, crucial baskets by seniors Ryan Mitchell and Addis Boyd helped our Vikes pull away from their archrivals. Their undefeated record will get its biggest challenge yet in a  7:30 p.m.  home game against Grandview  tomorrow  ( Saturday, January 6 ).
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 ContiJ@columbusacademy.org or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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