November 2019
Academy Alumni in the News

Addis Boyd '18 (pictured) and his "Sistas of Liberty" clothing line were featured in a recent article in the Columbia Spectator. The idea for the company and its signature designs was sparked by a class project at Academy. Boyd started Sistas of Liberty in hopes of creating a platform to inspire and empower women and minority groups. Also included in this month's press clippings are Caroline Aronowitz '16, Sarah Cohen '11, Morgan Harper '01, Abby Jeffers '18, Chris Jones '84, George Kauffman '92, Matt Mahaffey '96, Liz Mote '03, Rick Ricart '98, Dustin Speaks '04, Vic Thorne '92, and Sam Tuckerman '16. 

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 495 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 (Neal O'Brien, Dan Olexio and Kim-Sean Mam, United States Army -- Dennis Gilman, Christian Schweers and Matt Mele, United States Air Force -- Jon Wagshul, United States Navy) who have also served in the military, the school bell atop Morris Hall will ring 502 times Monday morning on Veterans Day. Academy's Camerata will sing "America the Beautiful" to conclude the event, which will take place in our Senior Quad prior to the start of classes. From our very first graduate (Carey Evans, Class of 1914) to our first alumnae to serve -- Mary Beth Ray and Jamie Scheiman, both from our Class of 2006 -- to our most recent graduate Vince Allen, Class of 2018, who is a cadet in Purdue University-Detachment 220, 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 11. 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
Turkey Bowl on November 28

This year's Turkey Bowl will take place on Thanksgiving morning ( Thursday, November 28) at 10:00 a.m. on Hondros Field. For more information about the game, please contact Director of Alumni Relations  Melissa Clarke Beckett  at (614) 509-2290 or .

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 before partaking in holiday festivities.
Alumni Holiday Luncheon on December 20

Don't miss this great annual event! Steve Wittmann '67  will be honored as the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus, and  Sue Bauman will receive the Alumni Service Award at our 2019 Holiday Luncheon.
The event will be held on Friday, December 20, at a new location. We look forward to seeing you at the The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard (820 Goodale Blvd. Grandview Heights, OH 43212).
Refreshments will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and program at noon.  Click here  to register online.
Black Alumni Gathering on December 21
Mark your calendars for this year's BOS Alumni Holiday Gathering hosted by Vanessa Butler '07, Kevin Dubenion '78, Khloe Dubenion '18, Morgan Harper '01, Allison Walker '04 and Katie Walker '02.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hubbard Grille (793 N. High St., Columbus 43215).

Kindly RSVP to (614) 509-2290 or Significant others or partners are welcome to attend.

Interested in serving on the Host Committee? Contact Allison Walker '04 to learn more!
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

The Alumni Association will recognize and honor  Phil Cannon '82, Lindsey Williams '01 and  Scott Smith '03 for their outstanding contributions to the athletic program at Columbus Academy.

Phil, Lindsey, and Scott will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 25, 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 Bexley. All alumni are welcome to attend!

Kindly RSVP to
School News

Last month, 15 of our alumni joined some of our upper-schoolers for a Career Fair inside the dining hall. The event, hosted by the Alumni Office and Internship Office, was designed to help our upper-schoolers gain insight into varying industries to perhaps spark an interest in a certain career field, ranging from business, law, non-profits, healthcare, technology and many more! A special thanks to our alumni who took time to meet with our students, including Lauren Burke ʼ12, Scott Clay ʼ98, Michael Corey ʼ01, Brandon Dickes ʼ13, Stephanie Preston Domas ʼ05, Andrea Esselstein ʼ00, Vanessa Foreman ʼ02, Victoria Foreman ʼ07, Ali Haque ʼ01, Mary Ellen Sandel McCullen ʼ98, Danika Stahl ʼ12, Alicia Tamarkin ʼ10, Alex Tancevski ʼ00, Comfort Owusu-Ansah Witcher ʼ98 and Jonathan Wolman ʼ86.

Three upper-schoolers have earned prestigious honors for their musicianship! Academy junior Lucas Huang repeated as the statewide winner of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) composition competition on the senior level. Meanwhile, freshman Cory Wu will also represent Ohio at the MTNA East Central Division competition in December as the top performer in Junior Piano. And senior Simon Iobst is one of just 15 teenagers from across the country named as a finalist in the National Young Composers Challenge for an ensemble.
Sports News
An incredibly successful fall has already produced three state titles for our athletic programs (team championships for field hockey and boys golf as well as a singles title in girls tennis) with three teams (football, girls soccer and boys soccer) still competing in the postseason! Field hockey won its 12th crown by defeating Shaker Heights 1-0 last Saturday to complete back-to-back undefeated seasons while boys golf cruised to its third-straight title and 10th overall with a 29-stroke victory over its nearest Division II competitor last month followed by junior Sydni Ratliff becoming Academy's first state champion in girls singles by not dropping even a set in the state tournament.
In girls soccer, our Vikings won the program's first regional title Saturday by beating Bishop Rosecrans 2-0 and will face Cincinnati Country Day in tonight's state semifinals at 7:00 p.m. in Xenia. Our boys soccer squad, meanwhile, claimed its first regional crown since 1995 with Saturday's 2-0 defeat of West Holmes and takes on Tipp City Tippecanoe in a 7:00 p.m. match tomorrow at London High School. And our football team has qualified for the Division V playoffs for the third time in four years by capping a 7-3 regular season with a 41-0 shutout at Bexley. The fifth-seeded Vikes travel to fourth seed Amanda-Clearcreek for a 7:00 p.m. postseason-opener on Saturday.  
Send In Your Class Notes

We love keeping in touch with our alumni, and we want to hear all of your latest news. Here are some of the updates we are looking for:

New family additions
Big moves
New jobs
New schools, titles or degrees
Exciting trips or accomplishments
General updates

We also love pictures, so you can send those along as well. Please email them to Director of Alumni Relations Melissa Clarke Beckett at You can also mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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