November 2018
Academy Alumni in the News

Evelyn R. Carter '06 (pictured) was named one of the 20 Under 40 incredible young alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.  Also included in this month's press clippings are Caroline Aronowitz '16, Brian Brooks '87, Darrell Davis '87, Brad Feinknopf '82, Mallory Grayson '12, Asim Z. Haque '98, Erich Hunker '81, Morgan Kauffman '89, Kate Maratea '12, Herman Moultrie III '18, Ming Peiffer '06, Mark Ruberg '91, Matt Van Buskirk '03 and the obituaries for Jim Feibel '51 and Clark Stewart McCaughan '97.

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 .
Honoring CA Veterans

In honor of the 494 Columbus Academy alumni who have served our country in one of the armed forces, as well as the seven current coaches, faculty/staff, facility and security team members (Jasiliki Davidson, Sean Mam, Neal O'Brien and Dan Olexio, United States Army -- Dennis Gillman, Matt Mele and Tim Metcalf, United States Air Force) who have also served in the military, the school bell atop Morris Hall will ring 501 times Monday morning since Veterans Day falls on the previous day.  Columbus Academy commends the spirit of service its many alumni, faculty, staff, coaches, parents and friends have chosen to uphold.

Alumni veterans, please join the Columbus Academy community as we honor Veterans Day on Monday, November 12. Stand with the students, faculty and staff as the Morris Hall bells chime once for every veteran in the Columbus Academy community. Kindly RSVP to (614) 509-2290 or if you plan to attend.
Upcoming Alumni Events

Turkey Bowl:  Thursday, November 22, at 10:00 a.m.
You won't want to miss out on this year's Turkey Bowl taking place Thanksgiving morning on Hondros Field. The gym will also be open for basketball from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All alumni are invited to campus to burn some calories and have some fun before partaking in holiday festivities.
For more information about the game, please contact Director of Alumni Relations  Melissa Clarke Beckett at (614) 509-2290 or .

Class of 2003 Reunion Gathering: Friday, November 23, at 7:00 p.m.
Gathering at Seventh Son Brewing. For more information, contact Sarah Mills Fitz.

Class of 2013 Reunion Gatherings: 
Friday, November 23 at 7 p.m. Gathering at Pins Mechnical Co. in downtown Columbus.
Saturday, November 24 at 9:45 a.m. Tailgate at the Ohio State vs. Michigan game. 
For more information, contact Emily Carlin, Benji Hoagland, Kyle Turner or Meghan Verne; and if you plan to attend, register here.

Class of 1993 Reunion Gathering: Saturday, November 24, at 9:45 a.m.
Tailgate at the Ohio State vs. Michigan game. For more information, contact Will Carlin.
Black Alumni Gathering: Saturday, December 22, at 6:00 p.m. 
Columbus Academy black alumni are invited to attend a Holiday Weekend gathering  at Hubbard Grille ( 793 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43215 ). Kindly RSVP to (614) 509-2290 or .
Philadelphia Reception
Save the date: Tuesday, January 29
6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Location information coming soon!
Alumni Holiday Luncheon on December 21
Don't miss this great annual event! Niles Overly '69  will be honored as the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus and Gail Olson will receive the Alumni Service Award at the 2018 Holiday Luncheon.

The event will be held on Friday, December 21, at the Westin Downtown (310 S. High St., Columbus, 43215). Refreshments will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and program at noon.  

Click here to register online.  
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
The Alumni Association will recognize and honor Martha Ferger '02 for her outstanding contributions to the athletic program at Columbus Academy. 
Martha will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall and, immediately following, will be recognized on the court at halftime of the basketball game against Worthington Christian. All alumni are welcome to attend!
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Celebrating 50 Years in Gahanna

Over the past 50 years, thousands of students have passed through the doors of Columbus Academy's Gahanna campus with many shared experiences and memories. As a celebration of 50 years on Cherry Bottom Road, we are hoping to capture the memories of those students who were here during the school's opening year. 

If you are from the classes that graduated between 1969 and 1981 and were on campus when the school opened during the Fall of 1968, we want to hear from you!  We are looking for pictures, short stories, memories and more. Please submit your thoughts via this brief form by Monday, November 12. We would love to hear from you!
Shop Academy at the Viking Corner

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a loved one or Academy friend?
Hoping to spruce up your own Academy wardrobe?
Can't make it to campus on Wednesdays to shop for the latest CA spirit wear? 

The parent volunteers at Viking Corner are happy to announce that shipping is now available nationwide for Alumni orders via USPS at

Not finding the perfect hat, t-shirt, coffee cup, blanket, etc. you're looking for? The Viking Corner is open to suggestions on products to carry or new designs. While the store doesn't have the space to carry everything, requested items often tend to become available for purchase. 

For questions, or to learn more, please contact:

School News

Five more Columbus Academy students have earned recognition in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition to the dozen National Merit Semifinalists announced earlier this fall, Academy seniors Eric DeVore, William Mathews and Jacob Rhee have been named 2019 National Merit Commended Students while Sarah Cabré and Callista Popp are Scholars in the 2018-19 National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Jason Singleton, Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development at The Ohio State University as well as a current Columbus Academy parent, will be our next Director of Athletics! Jason will begin his new role overseeing over 60 different Academy teams on July 1, 2019. He will replace Dominic Facciolla, who is retiring this spring after a successful 20-year stint guiding our Viking athletic programs. Raised in Detroit, Jason is a 2000 graduate from OSU with a B.A. in Communication. As a senior captain of the men's basketball team, he helped the Buckeyes reach the NCAA Final Four. After a professional basketball career in Europe and Australia, Jason earned his M.A. in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University and worked as a teacher and coach in the Detroit Public Schools. From there, he joined the NCAA compliance team and was hired at OSU in 2012 to be part of the university's compliance team. Jason's responsibilities have grown since then, and he now provides leadership, direction and oversight for the Buckeye men's basketball program. 
Sports News
Academy's field hockey team defeated Hudson 3-0 this past Saturday to complete a perfect 21-0 season and claim the program's 11th state title. Etching themselves into the record books as arguably the greatest field hockey team in state history, this year's starters did not allow a goal all season and overall outscored opponents 138-1. In the 28 seasons since Coach Anne Horton began the program, our Vikes have reached the Final Four as district champions 22 times, are 17-5 in semifinal matchups and now 11-6 in state championship games. 
Our golfers repeated as Division II state champions this fall and have won state titles in three of the last five years under Coach Craig Yakscoe. Their two-day total of 625 (313-312) was nine strokes better than runner-up Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. Ali Khan shot rounds of 76-78 (154) to tie as individual runner-up and joined fellow junior Matthew Cammeyer, who tied for fourth at 155 (78-77), on the All-Ohio First Team while sixth-place finisher Kahmar Byers made the Second Team with a 156 (77-79). Rounding out our lineup were fellow junior Griffin Mitchell's 160 (82-78, t-11th) and freshman Russell Ahmed's 167 (86-81, t-25th) in the field of 12 teams and 72 total competitors. Overall, our boys golf program has won nine team state championships, which is second-most among Ohio high schools trailing only Upper Arlington.
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Spring 2019 issue of  Academy magazine, please email them to Director of Alumni Relations Melissa Clarke Beckett  at  or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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