June 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Gabe Habash '05  (pictured) will return to Columbus on June 9 to discuss his new novel, "Stephen Florida ." Also included in this month's press clippings are John Wolfe '61, John Exline '64, Bob Kirk '67, Daniel Conway '73, Kyle Katz '80, Brian Brooks '87, Buck Mallory '87, Barton Hacker '89, Collin Castore ('90-'92), Travis Spencer ('87-'92), Eric Lash '93, Jen Burton '95, Ricky Joshi '97, Asim Haque '98, Rick Ricart '98, Michael Stinziano '98, Matt Carter '00, Ryan Vesler '01, Vanessa Foreman '02, Ryan Williams '08, Zach Ratcliff '12, Tyler Gittins '13, Jack Lint '14 and the obituary for Rick Ward '77.

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.
9th Annual Golf Outing

Golf Ball for Reminder
Hit the greens to support financial aid at Columbus Academy!

The Columbus Academy community is invited to participate in the 9th Annual Columbus Academy Golf Outing being held on Monday, September 18 at Jefferson Country Club. The golf outing is designed to benefit financial aid in memory of George N. Corey, former Board of Trustees president and father of Michael Corey '01.

The outing will include the following and so much more:
  • Eighteen holes of golf
  • Riding cart
  • Two sleeves of golf balls
  • Box lunch
  • Dinner
  • Contest prizes
The outing will start at 1:00 p.m. , followed by a casual gathering at the clubhouse.

There will be two flights available. Golfers will 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).

Click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities. We'll see you on the greens!

Presenting Sponsor
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.,
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The Gift of Academy for Life

"Columbus Academy has provided me with the best education and close-knit community of caring students, teachers and administration that I could ever ask for." - Maddie Burns '14

Columbus Academy provides its graduates an exceptional education and supportive community that last a lifetime. Make your gift or pledge before this Annual Fund year ends on June 30, and you can be a part of shaping the future of an Academy student today. Let us know if your donation is in honor or memory of a special classmate, teacher or coach. We will recognize your gift in their honor and pass along your tribute message. Thank you for your generosity.
Alumni Association Welcomes Seniors

At the annual Senior Alumni Board Luncheon in May, the Alumni Board officially welcomed the senior class into the alumni association. The Class of 2017 was welcomed and congratulated by Alumni Board President Brian Shepard '96 (pictured) at the luncheon held at Creekside Conference and Event Center, owned by Alumni Board member Sheila Dioun Trautner '98. Brian Shepard, outgoing board president, also shared his reflections on his time at Academy and remaining an engaged alumnus. Student Alumni Board Representative Deeksha Bathini shared her humorous thoughts about her time at Academy and moments with the Class of 2017. 


Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Conti recognized the Student Alumni Board Representatives (pictured) - Eric Min, Alaina Gwin, Sophie Carlin, Deeksha Bathini and Sari Schlonsky - for their alumni work this year and their commitment as class agents following graduation. For more event photos, click here.
Bob Kirk's Coaching Retirement Celebrated

Alumni, faculty and friends gathered on May 25 to celebrate the coaching retirement of Bob Kirk '67, after 43 years as head coach of the boys track team. Guests also enjoyed a special tribute video of messages from track alumni compiled by Ryan Vesler '01. To view photos of the event, click here. To view the tribute video, click here.
Honor Retiring Faculty

As the academic year comes to a close, Columbus Academy will say farewell to several retiring faculty members -- Nyssa Pymer, 34 years of service; John Kerr, 27 years of service; Mark Larson, 20 years of service; Sheri Dillon, 18 years of service; and Anita Candler, 9 years of service. Alumni are invited to send notes of memories and farewell to the retiring faculty by emailing alumni@columbusacademy.org.
School News

Columbus Academy celebrated seven more seniors who will continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level: KJ Boyce (men's track, Brown University), Nate Goldfarb (men's swimming, Georgetown University), Audrey Grammel (women's cross country/track/swimming, Davidson College), Evan Lane (men's crew, University of California, Berkeley), Natalie L'Hommedieu (field hockey, Nazareth College), Tin Le (men's swimming, Allegheny College) and Andrew Meyers (football, Texas Wesleyan University). That brings the number of college student-athletes to 21 of our 95-member Class of 2017!
Our partnership with NBC4 this school year recently concluded with a feature on the World Peace Game, a new capstone project for our entire fifth grade. According to Lauren Shuneson, it's a terrific way to tie all of the things these students have learned in Lower School together into something challenging that would bring them together as a class.
Sports News
 
In the Division III competition at the state track meet this past weekend, our boys placed third in the 4x100 relay and fifth in both the 4x400 and 4x800 while our girls finished eighth in the 4x800 and tenth in the 4x400. In individual events, junior Karibi Hart took sixth in the boys 200, junior Nick Robie was 13th in the boys 800 and senior Audrey Grammel placed 15th in the girls 800. Overall, our boys finished ninth in the final meet of a legendary career for head coach Bob Kirk '67, whose teams won state titles in 1977, 1981, 2012 and 2013 and were state runners-up in 1980, 1982, 1996 and 2016.
In tennis, both of our head coaches recently earned impressive honors as boys coach Jeff Warstler was named 2016 Mideast Sectional Coach of the Year and girls coach Tom Haddow received the 2016-17 OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. At last month's state championships, seniors Austin Lawrence (son of alumnus  Rodd Lawrence '80 ) and Eric Min were state runners-up in Division II doubles.
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Fall 2017 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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