Class Notes

 

'70 Barry Mountain found the campus radically changed from his school days at Westminster. He is a 1978 graduate of James Madison University. Barry, wife Kelly and their four children live in nearby Haymarket, Virginia.

’73 Pete Carrico After graduation from St. Mary’s College of Southern Maryland, a career as a professional offshore yacht racing sailor took Pete Carrico between Europe and the Caribbean for seven years, before he settled down in Annapolis, Maryland. Employed at the US Naval Academy for over two decades, Pete has served for the past eleven years as Assistant Director for Offshore Sailing and as an instructor for professional development in offshore navigation, safety, weather, ocean pilotage and marine engineering. He and his wife, Bootsie, have been married twenty years and have three children.

’79-82 Eugene Huang, who attended grades 2-5 at Westminster, reports online that after attending Langley High School, he went on to graduate in 1995 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned a degree in Psychology. He currently teaches math at Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, which is nationally ranked for its math department and recognized for having the best middle-school band program in the state.

’86 Benjamin Seward updated his mailing address, using our new online alumni contact page to ensure that he would continue to receive The Westminster Review. He and wife, Natalie, have left the east coast and currently reside in Auburn, California.

’94 Aaron Connolly is off on a new adventure. Recently married last June, Aaron and his wife, Jade, are relocating to Denver, Colorado, where she will work for Hyatt corporation and Aaron will telecommute as a software designer for a San Diego-based company. A talented artist, Aaron continues to pursue his passion for art through freelance work. Aaron has fond memories of many Westminster experiences, such as the 8th grade class trip to Williamsburg, and remains deeply appreciative of the many opportunities available at the school.

’98 Lindsay Hanson (née Shore) writes that after living in Washington, DC for four years and working on Capitol Hill for now-Majority Leader Eric Cantor, she and husband, Justin, recently moved to Chicago. Justin is in his second year at Chicago-Kent Law School and Lindsay has begun working as a writer for a political messaging firm, The Word Doctors. Following Justin’s graduation in Spring 2012, the couple hopes to return to the DC area. Lindsay thanks Westminster for maintaining such a wonderful school, and says that when she and her husband decide to start a family, they hope to send their children to Westminster!

’02 Chase Albert’s math prowess has won him the attention of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Chase distinguished himself by solving a hitherto-unsolved band matrix problem. Originally slated for an internship at NSF, things changed after Chase solved the problem. Instead of the internship, NSF invited Chase to publish a paper jointly with Gilbert Strang, renowned Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Congratulations on this achievement and distinct honor.

’03 Martha Crockett is in her senior year at the University of Richmond, completing a double major in French and Latin. She spent one semester of her junior year abroad in Brittany in the north of France and hopes someday to return to teach English in the historic city of Rennes. To fulfill her Latin requirement, Martha wrote her senior thesis on Ovid, comparing elements in “Metamorphoses” with “Elégie XXIV,” by the French Renaissance poet, Pierre de Ronsard.

’03 Olivia Grady has thoroughly enjoyed completing her junior year abroad at the London School of Economics, studying Political Science and Economics. She is in the final stretch to graduate from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in May and is in the midst of applying to law schools.

’03 Anne Peterson is a familiar face at Westminster these days, having joined the staff of the After-School Care Program. After 3 o’clock, she can be found in the multi-purpose room monitoring homework, supervising recreational activities, preparing snacks or lending a hand in the theater for an after-school film showing. She is pursuing her studies in nursing.

’04 Meraiah Hartung was a recent visitor to the school. She still keeps in touch with classmates Lee Albert and Karissa LaBriola. Meraiah is currently studying veterinary technology at NOVA and working part-time at Kohl’s.

’04 Lee Albert has become a proficient diver at Carolina Coastal University, where he is studying Marine Biology. This skill has allowed him to work as the Dive Master at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach.

’05 Will Crockett has a special fondness for his boarding school days at Woodberry Forest. Now a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, he has opted out of dorm life, living instead in his fraternity house. Will is taking his time before declaring a major. An accomplished violinist, Will performs these days with the university orchestra.

’05 Allison Hicks spent the sophomore year of high school in France and graduated with Honors from Oakton High School. This year she is a freshman at the College of William and Mary, where she is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. Allison joined the debate team and is a member of the Latin American Student Union. She volunteers as a tutor and is considering applying to the Honor Council. She credits Westminster’s French and Latin classes with inspiring her travels and praises the overall program for providing a superior foundation for her education. At Westminster, she made some of her closest friends and has been happy to renew ties with fellow Griffins, like Michelle Repper, who is majoring in Art and Art History at William and Mary.

’06 Rebecca Card is loving college and is thrilled to be attending her dream school, Boston College, where she is a freshman majoring in Political Science. The French language skills she acquired at Westminster have not been lost. Becky has parlayed them into a tutoring opportunity and is coaching one of BC’s hockey players for his language requirement. Younger sister, Madison Card ’10, is doing well at Langley High School, where she is involved in basketball and soccer.

’06 Steven Porter is a freshman at the University of South Carolina’s Business School in Columbia. He has decided to forego playing golf in college because it demands too great a time commitment. Steven has joined a fraternity and reports that, despite a busy social life, his grades are good. Younger brother, Mark Porter ’08, is doing well at Bishop Ireton.

’07 Sean Dugan is enthusiastic about Woodberry Forest School and funnels his energy and school spirit into his role as head cheerleader and school mascot. In his senior year, Sean is awaiting college admissions decisions and plans to study engineering.

’07 Megan Rebueno, a senior at Georgetown Visitation, reports that she has accepted an offer of early admission from the College of William and Mary, where the Griffin is the school mascot. Congratulations, Megan, on twice becoming a Griffin!

’08 Elise Dugan is a junior at Chatham Hall, where she continues to pursue her two passions, music and equitation. She is excited about her new horse and she continues to play piano, performing at school functions and at private social events.

’08 Megan McAndrews is successfully balancing a busy extracurricular schedule with her academic workload at Georgetown Visitation. She is making A’s and B’s in her courses, running hurdles on the track team, auditioning for Kiss Me Kate and working part-time at Saxby’s coffee bar. She recently enjoyed spending two weeks in LaRochelle, France as part of a student exchange program.

’09 Antoine Verdeaux moved to Lima, Peru soon after graduation in 2009. He hopes to reconnect with friends when he returns stateside in 2012. Antoine wishes the school continued success. He misses all his teachers and the old days at Westminster.

’09 Brett Williams continues to excel academically at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, making the Head’s List for his straight A’s. He has been featured in the school’s blog, The Voice, which profiles students who are actively involved in school life. As the commentator at the upper school’s athletic events, Brett has earned the title “Voice of the Saints,” but at heart and in spirit he will always be a Griffin.

’10 Andrea Admana is adjusting to life as a freshman at her new school, Georgetown Visitation. When she came by to visit with her cousin Megan Rebueno, she was looking forward to some well-deserved relaxation after a grueling week of exams.