March was a busy month for the Scribner family as Charles won the James Lowery Service Award from the Alabama Rivers Alliance, and his wife, Elizabeth ’02, won the Dean’s Award from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. Charles Scribner V, age six months, dutifully attended both ceremonies.
In January, Michael Kurd and his wife, Katy, welcomed Estella James Kurd into the world. Elsie (5) and Kiley (3) adore their new sister.
Amory Loring and Prescott Logan ’91 were married June 24 in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Paulies in attendance were Sarah Pearce, Marilyn Katz, Lauren (Miller) Hobbs, Nick Pike, Anne (Ladenburger) Feighner ’01, Trilby Reeve ’01, Daphne Lyman ’01, Gregg Stone ’71, DeWitt Sage ’60, Stu Logan ’93, and Story Parker Schildge ’99.
Jackie (Zider) Peradotto and husband Scott Peradotto welcomed their first child, Jack Varacchi Peradotto, on April 15. He is still marinating like the good little Italian that he is. Jackie and Scott recently relocated to San Francisco and welcome any opportunities to connect with other Paulies in the Bay Area.
Sasha (Millard) van der Schalie and husband Jimmy welcomed Benjamin August on September 3. His parents are excited to introduce him to his SPS family.
Irene Kim sends this message: “Andrew and I completed the Tour du Mont Blanc hike this summer. The 110-mile trek passes three countries (France, Italy, Switzerland) and we were rewarded with epic views every day. We took nine days to complete the hike and were passed on a daily basis by children a third our age and hikers three times our age. We loved every minute of it.”
Annie Wattles writes: “I got married in Vail, Colo., on July 29. My new husband is my college sweetheart from Stanford, Will Geier. We were lucky to have quite the SPS showing; Anna Barden, Caroline Walsh, Claire Beeuwkes, Marian Bull, Jen Parker ’07, Caroline Randall Williams, and Caila Johnson. My brother, Michael ’04, sister Vanessa ’00, and sister Erin ’09 also shared in the day.”
Hank Garrett also reached out with the following news: “I met my wife, Christina, back in 2010 when I was visiting Jay Clapp
at Penn for their spring fling. Jay introduced Christina and me and the rest is history. We had a great Paulie crew in attendance at our wedding, with Roly Morris ’05, Hannah Garrett ’04, John Coit, Molly Mitchell, Patrick Johnson, Clayton Sachs, Alison Randall, Lizzy Bates ’07, and Harry Jostrom. Jay managed to get lost in the hedge maze when the photos were being taken.”
Gabriel Fanelli writes: “In addition to being a member of the Choir of Men and Boys, I have been appointed the director of the Cathedral Camerata at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. The ensemble sings Evensong every Sunday afternoon, as well as other special services throughout the academic year. All services at the Cathedral are open to the public, and the choirs are a must-see for anyone visiting the area.”
Ria Bailey-Galvis and Katy Duncan reunited in California. Ria (who now works at Google in Washington, D.C.) took a ballet class from Katy, who teaches at the Googleplex, during her visit to the area.
I just moved to N.Y.C. to start my master’s in education. I am excited to be back on the East Coast and looking forward to reconnecting with a lot of Paulies here in the city.
Karl Schoch and Stephen Barker ’67 met on June 7 at the graduation ceremony for Friends Academy in North Dartmouth, Mass. Stephen presided over the ceremony and is moving on from the school after serving as its headmaster for six years. Karl is a Friends Academy graduate and spoke on behalf of one of his former teachers, who had completed 20 years of service at the school.
Quincy Darbyshire writes: “I had a blast as form director for the last five years and look forward to staying in touch with everyone after an awesome 10-year reunion. I head back to my last year at Wharton this fall. If anyone is coming through Philadelphia, I hope you’ll reach out.”
Jason DeGiovanni is in his third year of medical school at Tufts and is looking to pursue a career in surgery.
Annie Yu notes: “Found out Briana Soto ’06 works in my building, so we’ve been having at least biweekly lunch dates.”
Five years after reconnecting at Anniversary Weekend, Danielle Covatta and Nick Riva were married on June 17 at Danielle’s family home in Virginia. Christian Riva ’10 and Timothy Higgins were groomsmen, and Anna Covatta, Hilary Hall, Esther Kwon ’08 and Bissy Riva ’14 were bridesmaids. Surrounded by many other good friends from SPS, the couple was glad everyone was there to celebrate with them.
Charles Vennat writes: “The Vennat family had the great pleasure of hosting fellow SPS alums for the sixth annual BroGA Championship on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, land of the shirtless Prime Minister. This year’s champion, Trent Blossom ’08, fended off valiant challenges from Francois Brisebois and defending champion Jamie Wilson ’08. The Gibbler Award, presented on the merits of overall weekend participation and enthusiasm, was another hot race, with Fred Vennat ’08 edging out clubhouse favorite David Friedman. Competition aside, all were thrilled to catch up with U.S. Army Captain John Cronin ’08.”
From Mary Gamber: “I just moved to Boston (well, I’m on the train there as I write this), and am living across the street from Tyler O'Brien in Southie. Come visit! I am working at The Bridgespan Group, focusing on social impact and nonprofit consulting. I am excited to see all the ’07s living in Boston now and to plan some mini-reunions!”
A note from Steph Quaye: “I was recently asked by Alumni Association President Liz Robbins ’79 to join the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association, and I agreed. I am excited to put my efforts toward building stronger relationships between students currently at the School and us young (-ish) alums. Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts or ideas to share.”
Diego H. Nunez
In May, Benjamin Karp succeeded Jonathan McCall ’68 as president of New Orleans Friends of Music, a volunteer board not-for-profit organization, presenting chamber music of exceptional quality.
Noah Elbot and Coleman Saunders went on a multi-day hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province of Southern China. Coleman worked at an orphanage in Northern Thailand along the Myanmar border for half a year. He will attend Harvard Law School in the fall. Noah was a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing, a new global leadership program modeled after the Rhodes that provides a masters in global affairs. After graduating in July, he began work at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg.