June 2019
Academy Alumni in the News

Caroline Anders '17 (pictured) won the Hearst writing competition in the Breaking News category, for "Barge resigns as Monroe County commissioner amid harassment accusations," published in the Indiana Daily Student. Often called "the Pulitzers of college journalism," Hearst holds monthly competitions in writing, television, radio, multimedia and photojournalism for journalism undergraduates. Also included in this month's press clippings are Rob Ackerman '76Brian Brooks '87, Michael Corey '01, Dr. Tyler Denmead '94, Scott Friedman '89, Morgan Kauffman '89, Ming Peiffer '06, Joel Pizzuti '90, Rick Ricart '98, Alex Shahade '11, Kevin Sibbring '78 and Vic Thorne '92.

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.
Enjoy an Academy Afternoon at the Theatre in NYC

If you live in New York City or are just looking for an excuse to make a trip to the Big Apple... all alumni are invited to enjoy an afternoon with fellow Vikings at a matinee production of "Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson"  by playwright Rob Ackerman '76.

After the 2:00 p.m. show on Saturday, June 15, enjoy light refreshments and beverages while taking advantage of an Academy exclusive post-performance dialogue with Rob at The A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre. Attendees will also receive an insider's update on Academy's performing arts program from Stefan Farrenkopf, upper school English teacher and spring musical director.

"Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson" is inspired by a true, little-known story about the making of an iconic TV commercial in which a legendary film director puts a movie star's life in the hands of a very nervous props guy. Run time is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
Alumni Weekend 2019: Registration Coming Later in June!

All alumni are invited to attend Alumni Weekend, featuring reunion classes ending in 4 and 9, on September 20-21, 2019. Look for an email with registration details later this month. 

Click here to view the exciting schedule of events, and stay tuned for further weekend updates including details regarding reunion class gatherings. 
Coming in from out of town? A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Columbus (Easton area). The $129/night room rate includes transportation to and from John Glenn International Airport, a shuttle to and from Columbus Academy for Alumni Weekend programming, daily complimentary breakfast and free wifi. Click here to book your room at our Academy discounted rate using code CAC.
11th Annual Golf Outing  
Hit the greens to support financial aid at Columbus Academy!

Our alumni community is invited to participate in the 11th Annual Columbus Academy Golf Outing being held on Monday, September 16, at Columbus 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 start at 1:00 p.m., followed by a casual gathering at the clubhouse. 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.

Click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities. We'll see you on the greens!
Annual Fund Closes June 30 

Every year, we ask all members of our Academy community for their help in keeping Columbus Academy's standard of excellence as strong as ever with a gift to the Annual Fund.

If you haven't made your gift this school year, please join in before the Annual Fund closes June 30. We invite you to make your donation online and let us know if your gift is in honor or memory of a special classmate, teacher or coach. Your participation will honor their legacy and ensure that the next generation of Vikings continues to build upon our strong foundation.

Thank you for your important support!
School News

This year's Honors Assembly included a memorable Cum Laude Address by science teacher Joel Davis, who told the seniors: " With your rituals, you have helped to make my career what it is today. You have reminded me that teaching is not just a vocation, it is a calling. For that, I thank you." The award presentations culminated in the announcements of the Alumni Cup to Colin Sullivan, Faculty Prize to Aylah Mendenhall, Andrew William Cary Cup to Dalyn DeCree and Hamill Award to Ginnie Ma ( watch presentations). The event concluded with the dedication of the 2019 yearbook to our college counseling office.   Congratulations  to all those who were recognized for their outstanding achievements!
Sports News

In the recent OHSAA boys tennis state tournament finals, Columbus Academy senior Suriya Sundaram paired with junior Rhian Seneviratne to edge sophomore teammates Arie Tuckerman and Jack Madison 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) for the Division II state doubles title! It was the second time our Viking doubles squads faced each other in the state finals, matching 2010 when Andrew Enslen and Chad Buchanan defeated Eoghan Bahnson and Langston Hughes. It also marked the ninth OHSAA title for our boys tennis program and the sixth in doubles. In addition to 2010, the other state championships came in 2013 ( Jacob Wareti and Abram Schottenstein), 2003 ( Kortney Keith and Vivek Venkataraman), 1998 ( Neal Bobba and Barton Vaughan), 1994 ( Bill Reuter and Tedd Finn), 1990 ( Richy Lee), 1988 ( Richy Lee) and 1982 ( Jonathan Kass).
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Fall 2019 issue of 
Academy magazine, please submit online, email to Director of Alumni Relations  Melissa Clarke Beckett at beckettm@columbusacademy.org  or mail to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230. We look forward to hearing from you!
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