Fuller Henriques, Katharine Harper, Alvan Mbongo, Cam Parker, Harvey Hinman, Peter Wu, and I got together for a weekend in Quogue, N.Y., for a three-day-long hearts tournament. No winner was declared.
Tailia (Lesser) Chopra got married this summer to Shaurya Deep Chopra in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Two classmates started law school this fall – Sam Miller at UC Berkeley, and Katharine Harper at Duke. Sarah Cooley started her Ph.D. at Brown in earth, environmental, and planetary sciences.
Nikolai Romanov checks in with this note: “After spending some time in Switzerland, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce Favarger chocolate to the U.S. market. Favarger is an artisanal Swiss chocolatier from Geneva that was founded in 1826. The chocolatier only uses the highest-quality natural ingredients, such as organic cane sugar, Swiss milk from grass-fed cows, nuts from European farms, and handpicked cocoa beans from fair-trade plantations worldwide. Favarger’s production is completely free of GMO’s, soy lecithin, and palm oil. We saw value in the product, so my family helped start a business that imports and distributes Favarger chocolate in the New England area and online.”
Maddie Mahre, Alexandra Contomichalos, and I traveled to Greece, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, and Hawaii to celebrate graduation. Highlights of the trip included the Acropolis, watching a sunrise at Borobudur, an underwater Buddha statue in Lembongan, night markets in Taiwan and Korea, quite a few beach days, and amazing food across the globe.
Maya Weiss spent six weeks this summer at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. She was selected to perform two pieces by postmodern choreographer Lucinda Childs: “Concerto” (1993) and “Kilar” (2013). During the program, Maya also participated in Heidi Latsky’s ongoing dance project/human sculpture garden, “ON DISPLAY.”
This summer, Hattie Newton, Tess Avery, Mary Eliot Stone, and Anneliese Slamowitz traveled across Eastern Europe and Italy: “We put the wise teachings of Mr. Callahan to use in the Accademia in Florence, paddle-boated on the Vltava River in Prague, hiked through Cinque Terre, and ate nothing but Italian pizza and pasta for three days straight.”