October 2018
Academy Alumni in the News

Greg Jacobs '87 -- co-director of No Small Matter, a documentary about the power and potential impact of early care and education -- hosted a screening of the film at the Columbus Foundation. Also included in this month's press clippings are Caroline Anders '17, Mark Barren '78, Andrew Buchanan '84, Dan Griffin '07, Dominic Facciolla '13, Jim Feibel '51, Jim Friedman '68, Kyle Katz '80, Stephanie Iannarino '05, Michael Hallet '70 and John B. McCoy '61.
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.
A Look Back at Alumni Weekend 2018

Alumni enjoyed a weekend celebrating all things CA in September. The festivities began with tours of campus followed by a Welcome Back Reception in the dining hall with long-standing and former faculty. On Saturday, Academy families past and present took part in CA Community Day which included the Viking Rampage Challenge (a mud-run course designed by alumnus and parent Ryan Yeoman '90 that is set up through the campus woods). Individual classes gathered throughout the weekend for their class reunions.

Click here to see Alumni Weekend photos.

Thank you to everyone who attended Alumni Weekend! A special thank you to the class agents and volunteers who helped to make the weekend a success!

Upcoming Individual Class Gatherings (coordinated by class agents)
Saturday, November 24: Tailgate at the Ohio State vs. Michigan game. For more information, contact Will Carlin or David Leff.

Friday, November 23: Gathering at Seventh Son Brewing at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Ben Bring or Sarah Mills Fritz.

Friday, November 23: Gathering (time and location TBA)
Saturday, November 24: Tailgate at the Ohio State vs. Michigan game. For more information, contact Benji Hoagland, Kyle Turner or Meghan Verne.
Golf Outing Thank You
Thank you to all of the golfers, sponsors and donors who supported the 10th Annual Golf Outing at the Columbus Country Club.

Forty alumni, parents and friends enjoyed a beautiful day of golfing after the outing was rescheduled due to weather. 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. 

Over the 10-year history of the Golf Outing, more than $112,000 has been contributed by generous friends and family members of George N. Corey to support bright and deserving Columbus Academy students through financial aid.

Click here to see event photos.

Best Ball ~ First Place

Scramble ~ First Place
Kevin Brown '76 
Fred Hadley '77

Henry Hauser '76
Jim Hughes '76
Dominic Facciola P'13
Dan Olexio P'21
Dean Cooper P'31 '33
Tyler Mills P'31 '33

Proximity Challenges
Longest Drive: Bill Hamilton '84
Closest to the Pin: Jen Neviaser P'25 '27 '29 '32 and Nick Reis '01

A Special Thank You to the Golf Outing Planning Committee:
Michael Corey '01
Gavin Freytag '85
Don Gorman '65
Henry Hauser '76
Nick Reis '01
Celebrating 50 Years on the Gahanna Campus

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. We would love to hear from you!
School News

If you, or any families you know, have children between the ages of 2-5 please consider joining us for the Early Learning Showcase taking place the morning of Wednesday, October 10. Starting at 9:00 a.m., guests will be able to visit our Crane Outdoor Learning Center and learn more about our Forest Fridays program, hear from our early childhood teachers about our unique curriculum, meet with Head of School Melissa Soderberg and Lower School Head Mark Hansen, visit classrooms to see our Academy students in action, ask questions of the administration and teachers, and view materials used in the classrooms. 
Based on last spring's Advanced Placement exams, 90 students from Columbus Academy earned 2018 AP Scholar accolades, including these 13 National AP Scholars who received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of those exams! They joined 31 other AP Scholars with Distinction (average score of at least 3.5 with 3 or higher on five or more exams), 18 AP Scholars with Honor (average score of at least 3.25 with 3 or higher on four or more exams) and 28 AP Scholars (scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams).
The entire Columbus Academy community is invited to the 36th annual Charlie David Dinner in the Dining Hall from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12. Tickets are just $10 (children 6 and under eat free) and can be purchased at the door for this casual, schoolwide tailgate that includes a delicious City BBQ dinner (vegetarian options available), silent auction, $1,000 cash raffle and boardwalk games for children run by our upper school student organizations in the Jones Gym. This fun event benefits CA's middle and upper school athletic teams. 
Sports News

Dominic Facciolla will retire as athletics director at the conclusion of this school year, his 20th at Columbus Academy. Be sure to read the tribute to Dominic published by ThisWeek News and come help us honor him at this year's Charlie David Dinner on October 12 (see above).

Click here to read article. 
Our field hockey team has outscored opponents 85-1 in its dozen games this season, including a recent 4-0 shutout of defending state champion and nationally ranked Thomas Worthington! Girls tennis also remains undefeated heading into today's OTCA matchup with Wellington. Boys soccer is unbeaten in its last eight matches and takes a 9-2-1 overall record into tomorrow night's showdown at Grandview. Volleyball is 11-4 and has a shot at winning a league title. 

After already retaining their league and sectional crowns, our golfers hope to repeat as district champs tomorrow in order to have a chance at defending their state title. 

Football and girls soccer have both been dealing with injuries and hope to bounce back from recent losses. And our cross country program looks forward to celebrating its seniors during tomorrow's home meet with Newark Catholic as the postseason draws near.
Send In Your Class Notes

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