October 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Tim Scheu '97  (pictured) was featured in many national news outlets as he played with his dogs before Hurricane Irma made landfall. Also included in this month's press clippings are Brent Alan Burington '82, Jim Merkel '92, Asim Haque '98, Sheila Dioun Trautner '98, Noah Schottenstein '01, Dante DiSabato '04, Troy Friedlander '06, Ryan Williams '08, Jacob Peters '10, Rachel McGhee '11, Paige Berliner '14 and Brett Bates '17.

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.
Celebration of Life Honoring Rainey Taylor

Columbus Academy invites all members of the community to celebrate the life of Rainey Taylor on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to noon. in the Dining Hall. Mr. Taylor taught at Columbus Academy from 1954 until his retirement in 1985.  He passed away on August 22, 2017. The program will be officiated by John Exline '64, Rainey S. Taylor History Chair. Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org or (614) 509-2290.
Support Columbus Academy During The Big Give

Make your next Annual Fund gift through The Big Give, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on October 10, 2017, and you will help the school earn bonus funds from The Columbus Foundation and its community partners. Your amplified gift will make a "BIG" difference, providing extra support for faculty development and innovation as our school seeks to continuously improve upon the Academy experience for each and every student.

The Big Give is The Columbus Foundation's 26-hour online giving event supporting Central Ohio nonprofits. We hope all members of our Columbus Academy community will join in The Big Give to make a difference for whatever cause they care about, not only because it is good for Central Ohio, but because having empathy and compassion for others is integral to who we are as an Academy community.

When The Big Give begins on October 10, we will send out a link to The Columbus Foundation so you can participate. In the meantime, click here for more details or contact the Development Office.
Columbus Academy Community Fun Day

Alumni are invited to attend CA's Community Fun Day on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Participate in the 2nd Annual Viking Rampage on our campus course designed by Ryan Yeoman '90 (register at middle school playground at 11:00 a.m.). Meet pro triathlete Meredith Keeran Kessler '96 and cheer on home athletic contests in football (10:00 a.m.) and field hockey (10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.). Food trucks will be available at Hondros Field from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Regional Alumni Gatherings

The Alumni Office is hitting the road to visit with alumni in Cincinnati and Oxford later this month.  Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at noon
Cincinnati Country Club
(2348 Grandin Road)
Generously hosted by Ty Nelson '87
with special faculty guest John Exline '64

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Paesano's Pasta House
(308 S. Campus Ave)
with special faculty guest John Exline '64

Save The Date
Seattle - December 4, 2017
San Francisco - December 5, 2017
Los Angeles - December 6, 2017
San Diego - December 7, 2017
Chicago - January 26, 2018
Boston - May 20, 2018
New York City - May 21, 2018
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

The Alumni Association will recognize and honor Jenny Bush Gagel '02 for her outstanding contributions to the athletic program at Columbus Academy. Jenny will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony during Reunion Weekend on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Morris Hall Art Gallery and, immediately following, will be recognized on the field at halftime of the football game against Grandview Heights. All alumni are welcome to attend! Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.
Reunion Weekend 2017

Columbus Academy welcomes back alumni with classes ending in 2 or 7 to celebrate Reunion Weekend on October 27-28, 2017. Alumni who are not celebrating a reunion are encouraged to attend the weekend festivities as well. View the schedule of events below. Click here to RSVP online and view complete details. 

Friday, October 27
3:45 pm.....Reunion Registration
4:00 pm.....Campus Tours
5:00 pm.....Welcome Back Reception with current/retired faculty & staff
5:00 pm.....Hall of Fame Induction for Jenny Bush Gagel '02
7:00 pm.....Vikings vs. Grandview Heights Varsity Football

Saturday, October 28
9:00 am.....Golden Alumni Breakfast at the Head of School's home
11:00 am ..Celebration of Life honoring Rainey Taylor
Various.......Individual Class Gatherings

Individual Class Gatherings (coordinated by class agents)

Gathering held June 10.

Gathering held June 8-10.

Friday, October 27: gathering at Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Fred Hadley.

Friday, October 27: gathering at Old Bag of Nails (Gahanna) at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact John Ziegler.

Friday, October 27: gathering at 101 Beer Kitchen (Gahanna). For more information contact Buck Mallory or Alex Freytag.

Friday, October 27: gathering at Mellow Mushroom (New Albany) at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Jon Lucas or Vic Thorne.

Saturday, October 28: gathering (time & location TBA). For more information contact Vanessa Foreman, Lauren Hilsheimer, or Blair Soden.

Saturday, October 28: gathering at Seventh Son Brewing Co. from 12:00-3:00 p.m. For more information contact Katie Ricart LichtfussKristen Dillon McCalla or Mark Smith.

Gathering Thanksgiving Weekend (time & location TBA). For more information contact Elizabeth Benson, Emily Daoud, Rachel Terveer or Conrad Wuorinen.
Golf Outing Thank You

79 alumni, parents and friends enjoyed a beautiful day of golfing for the 9th Annual Golf Outing last month. Each year, the event is held in memory of George N. Corey, former president of the Board of Trustees and father of Michael Corey '01. The funds raised support financial aid at CA. Click here to see event photos.

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors!

Best Ball ~ First Place Scramble ~ First Place
Kevin Brown '76
Fred Hadley '77
Henry Hauser '76
Steve Hoagland
Kegan Beran '03
Cory Bradburn '05
Rich Bradburn
Alex Leukart '05
Proximity Challenges
Closest to the Pin ~ Erich Hunker '81
Longest Drive ~ Ryan Hughe '92
Longest Putt ~ Brent Baker
Our Sponsors
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.,
Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC
Event Sponsors Hole Sponsors
Babies and Bones
  ~ courtesy of Dr. Ronda Gaiser P'19 '22


Class of '01
  ~ courtesy of Nick Reis '01

Continental Building Co.
  ~ courtesy of Todd Alexander '81

Cutter & Buck
  ~ courtesy of Chris Yaw P'20

G & J Pepsi Bottlers
  ~ courtesy of Mike Gross '89, P'23 '28

David Huestis '01, P'29 '31 & Emily Taylor Huestis '01, P'29 '31

Erich Hunker '81, P'16 '20

FAST SIGNS of Downtown Columbus

Jake Mercer, REALTOR Berkshire Hathaway Professionals
  ~ courtesy of Jake Mercer '09

JDM Investment Counsel LLC
  ~ courtesy of David Currier '02

Nick Jones '01

McCarthy Dental Group
  ~ courtesy of Dr. Brittany McCarthy P'28

Michelle & Ryan Reis '03

Your friends at the OSUCCC-James
  ~ courtesy of Jamie Hudoba
Alexander Chiropractic
  ~ courtesy of Dr. Kyle Alexander '02

Anonymous Alumni Donor

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
  ~ courtesy of Jordan Butler '02

Class of '81
  ~ courtesy of Michael Johnson '81

Continental Building Co.
  ~ courtesy of Todd Alexander '81

The George N. Corey Family

Friends of the Corey Family
  ~ courtesy of Michael Murnane '72

Orthopedic One
  ~ courtesy of Dr. Corey Van Hoff

Pink Witches
  ~ courtesy of Mimi Dane

The Speaks Family
  ~ courtesy of Dustin Speaks '04

A Special Thank You to the Golf Outing Planning Committee:
Michael Corey '01
Gavin Freytag '85
Don Gorman '65
Henry Hauser '76
Dave Huestis '01
Nick Reis '01  
School News

For his 50 years of service to Columbus Academy, John Exline '64 was the guest of honor at the recent 35th annual Charlie David Dinner! In addition to being presented with a new varsity jacket during the event, John was surprised at halftime of the football game with a special flag that will fly at Hondros Field and in front of Academy Hall for the remainder of this school year.
Congratulations to our dozen seniors who were announced as 2018 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program: (from left) Michael Boeckman, Sebastian Bergman, Taylor McGowan, Abigail Jeffers, Andy Zhang, Randy Yan, Christopher Heermann, Austin Zhang, Jane Li, (seated) Sarah Morris, Kieran Law and Zachary Zhou! These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
Fifth-grader Mia Robeano is making school history this fall as the first-ever female on a Columbus Academy football team. The middle daughter of pre-kindergarten teacher Deanna Robeano, Mia starts at offensive tackle on our 5th and 6th grade squad that competes in the New Albany youth league.
Sports News
Columbus Academy field hockey coach Anne Horton is approaching a historic milestone this month as she nears her 500th career victory! Following last week's shutouts of Watterson and Bexley, her career record stands at 497-59-37, including 423-33-27 in over 26 seasons at Academy. With games today at home against Olentangy Orange and tomorrow at New Albany, win #500 could come as early as an October 11 home match against Lancaster, which is also Senior Night for our program.
A quick roundup of our other fall sports teams: football is 5-1 after last Thursday's 38-7 victory at Bexley, girls tennis won the league crown and competes in sectionals this weekend, our golfers won league and sectional titles and are playing in districts today, cross country has a state-ranked boys squad and two of the area's top female runners, girls soccer is 8-2-1 and on the verge of being ranked in the state top 10, boys soccer recently had a 9-match unbeaten streak that included impressive wins over Worthington Christian and Wellington, and volleyball already has 5 victories with a young lineup and huge numbers in the JV ranks.
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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