Thomas Whipple writes: “I stopped by Hood River, Ore., to see Brendan Brown on my biannual migration south from ski to forestry work. The wind sport of choice wasn’t keeping him tied down that particular day, so I kidnapped him to kayak the Metolius River in central Oregon. We ran all 28 miles of it, from source, a spring bubbling directly out of the ground, to the reservoir. We found moderate but high-quality whitewater, lots of osprey and hawks, and deliciously cold, clear water that had been stored underground for more than 70 years. We caught up on the flat-water sections, sharing family and work updates, as well as marveling at what different lifestyles and communities we are in now than during our time at SPS. How funny the way that the distance of time changes our understanding of the place.”
Beth Anne George
Many 2014 pelicans graduated from college this spring and are now headed into the workplace. Here is a list of where to find some of your formmates next year:
New York City: Tekla Monson, Will Loomis, Tamio Guild, Emilia Welch, Oliver Gray, Joyce Wang, Lily Bogle, Colby Schofield, Thomasina Deering, Alana Canty-Samuel, Kris Eiamsakulrat, Josie Washburn, Giles Bischoff, Alex Tabet, Grey Sylvester, Jessie Dalman, Helen Wilkey, Joe Fennessy, Luke Norena, Aiden Rodd, Clarence Mokaya, Isabel Bingham, George Cooley, Nicholas Groomes, James Bianco
Boston: Katherine Spivey, Andrew Thomson, Winslow Laverack, Lucy Bostwick, Elizabeth Rizzoni, William Brockett, Brigham Snow, Juliana Neves, Mandi Paine, Guy Rice, Marcus Jones
Bay Area: Eleanor Reich, Isabella Turchetta, Mun Yong Jang, Amanda Price, Jeffrey Bai, Jayant Raman
Washington, D.C.: Kate Biddle, Christian Nelms, Valerie Rivest
Minneapolis / St. Paul: Gus Walsh, Stefan Page
Los Angeles: Emma Helms, Dita Cole
Seattle, Wash: Halishia Chugani, SJ Kim
Denver, Colo.: Grace Murray
Princeton, N.J.: Alie Rusher
Owen Ward, a sophomore on the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team, helped his team win the NCAA Division III National Championship.
Katherine Ko became the youngest person in China to run the six major world marathons. Ko runs for “Get Kids Going,” a national charity that provides sports grants and wheelchairs to disabled young athletes, allowing them to pursue their dreams of playing sports.
Jack Smith ’16 rowed in the University of California’s varsity four and Gus Hirschfeld was in Brown’s second varsity eight at the IRA National Championships this spring. Jack’s final was canceled due to weather, and Gus’s boat came in seventh (Brown came in sixth overall).