September 2019
Academy Alumni in the News

Lauren Burke '12, a data scientist at Abercrombie & Fitch, served as a judge for DataFest at Denison University, an annual competition that challenges students to work with a real data set to figure out how to define and organize its most useful information. The program takes place each year on college campuses all over the country. Also included in this month's press clippings are Caroline Anders '17, Jeff Brown '72, Grant Berliner '17, Michael Cicetti '01, Katherine Van Buskirk Flocken '06, Jim Friedman '68, Dan Griffin '07, Barton H. Hacker '89, Morgan Harper '01, Tara Keny '03, Jack Lint '14, Andrea Myers '97, Joel Pizzuti '90, Jonathan Razi '08, Rick Ricart '98, Tyler Schlonsky '19, Randy Schoedinger '86, Bill Schottenstein '72, Michael Tomko '08, Steve Wittmann '67 and John F. Wolfe '61 as well as obituaries for Thomas Gates Moore '56 and Roger Price Chapin '78.

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 .
All alumni are invited back to campus this fall for Alumni Weekend -- the annual celebration of all things Academy! 
This year's Alumni Weekend features a host of new programs including the chance to:  
  • Find yourself back in the classroom learning from beloved teachers (without fearing a pop quiz!)
  • Explore Academy's new makerspace lab and leave with your own personalized CA memento
  • Take a campus tour (still the school you love with new spaces and places that are spectacular)
  • Hear the State of Academy from Head of School Melissa Soderberg
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch (families and guests are welcome), including special recognition of the Class of 1969 as its members celebrate their 50th Reunion
Click here to view the full schedule of events, 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.

Individual Class Gatherings (coordinated by class agents)
Class of 1959 
Friday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. 
Home of Gilman and Sandra Kirk

Class of 1974 
Friday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. 
Home of Jeff and Michelle Lewis 
Saturday, Ohio State tailgate TBD 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m. 
Miller's Ale House 
1201 Olentangy River Road 
Columbus, OH 43212
Class of 1979 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 6:00 p.m. 
101 Beer Kitchen 
397 Stoneridge Ln. 
Gahanna, OH 43230
Class of 1984 
Friday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. 
Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club 
5189 Clark State Rd. 
Gahanna, OH 43230 
Saturday, Ohio State tailgate TBD
Class of 1989 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m.
Flanagan's Pub
3001 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd.
Blacklick, OH 43004
Class of 1994 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. 
Hosted by Alissa, David, Sam and Ted 
Home of Ted and Lynn Coons Sr.
Class of 1999 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 5:00 p.m. 
Seventh Son Brewing Co. 
1101 N. 4th St. 
Columbus, OH 43201
Class of 2004
Saturday, Sept. 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Modo Yoga Studio 
1042 Dublin Rd. 
Columbus, OH 43215
Class of 2009 
Friday, Sept. 20, 8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Standard Hall 
1100 N. High St. 
Columbus, OH 43201
Class of 2014 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
High Bank Distillery 
1051 Goodale Blvd. 
Columbus, Ohio 43212
11th Annual Golf Outing

Hit the greens to support financial aid at Columbus Academy!

The Columbus Academy 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.

Click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities. We'll see you on the greens!

Presenting Sponsor
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.,
Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC
2020 Student Alumni Board Representatives

We are pleased to announce that  Mike DeAscentis, Jay Gokhale, Whitney Hannallah, Sarah Netler and 
Nikki Turley have been selected to represent the senior class as Student Alumni Board Representatives.

The Student Alumni Board Representatives serve as liaisons between the Alumni Board, Alumni Office and the student body. They foster relationships between alumni and students and help develop and manage events that bring alumni together. During their senior year, the student reps attend all Alumni Board meetings and serve on committees as needed.

The student reps support Columbus Academy financially through participation in the Annual Fund and, following graduation, act as class agents until their five-year reunion. As class agents, they work with the Alumni Office to collect class notes, help with class fundraising solicitations, and assist in organizing reunions.
School News

"Academy is a wholly unique environment where even the youngest of us get to play and grow alongside the oldest," said Student Council President Kathan Reddy during Convocation at the beginning of Columbus Academy's 109th school year. "It's a place where aspirations can live and breathe right in front of your eyes and where your goals are directly inspired by what you see right in front of you."
Academy's math department continues to accumulate honors as Rachael Gorsuch has been selected as the 2019 State High School Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics! Math Department Chair Chris Bolognese received the same award, which is officially called the Buck Martin Award for Exemplary Mathematics Teaching, in 2017.
Sports News
Viking fall sports offerings increased to 10 varsity teams this year with the addition of girls golf. Coached by Maggie Freytag, the all-freshman squad has already won several matches heading into today's contest against Wellington. Boys golf, meanwhile, continues to post impressive results with the hopes of winning a third-straight state title. As for our other reigning state champ, field hockey is 5-0 and has won 26 straight contests dating back to the start of last season while outscoring opponents 176-1 during that span. Our football team travels to Newark Catholic for a 7pm game this Saturday looking for its first win of the young season, volleyball is off to a strong start with hopes of repeating as league champions, girls tennis looks to again be a state contender, our cross country runners are recording some of the area's top times, and providing plenty of excitement on the pitch are our girls and boys soccer squads, who we encourage you to come watch during Alumni Weekend and CA Community Day festivities on September 21!
Academy sophomore Zach White is the only player from Ohio that US Lacrosse chose for its inaugural USA Select teams. As one of four attackmen on the boys U15 squad, Zach will represent Team USA in a showcase event against international competition over the weekend of October 18-20 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
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 or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230. 
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