Boston-area alumni and Falmouth Academy faculty met at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in January to network and visit exhibits. FA photo teacher Susan Moffat led us through the exhibit, Mario Testino: In Your Face.
More than twenty-five alumni came together to advise juniors and seniors and share their expertise about college life and career paths. Earlier in the year seniors expressed their interest in particular topics and the Alumni Office recruited alumni to speak on each. We are very grateful to our roundtable moderators and panel members for sharing their time with Falmouth Academy students. Read all of the articles resulting from conversations that day.
Falmouth Academy’s first National Alumni day of Service kicked off over the 2012 Earth Day weekend with volunteer activities from Cape Cod to Hawaii. Below are photos sent in from FA volunteers across the country.
Andrew Kingman ‘00 volunteered to help clean up along Boston’s Charles River.
Alumni Council President Alex Walsh ‘88 and Mareana (Ricci) Tiapula ‘99 and Sarah (Mastromatteo) Spillane ‘94 (not pictured) and their children contributed to the clean up along the Cape Cod Canal.
Jeremy Gantz ‘00 and his wife Caitlin Elsaesser joined Earth Day activities at Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
Katie (Plumb ‘01) and her husband Greg LiVigne planted trees in the Bronx.
2004 Classmates Laura Swanbeck and Rachel Allen were put to work at Rob Hill in San Francisco.
Begun in July, the Falmouth Academy Alumni Council has 18 members spanning the class years. The mission of the Alumni Council is to engage their fellow alumni in the life, promotion and advancement of Falmouth Academy. It will serve to connect alumni in support of the school and each other, and encourage a sense of pride and value in being an alumnus of Falmouth Academy. See what the Council is doing.
For Alex Walsh ‘88, every day is the Science Fair. Owner and president of ePaint, Alex is involved in the research, development and marketing of environmentally friendly boat paints and other marine coverings that inhibit the growth of bio-fouling organisms. Twenty years ago, Alex founded ePaint Company to develop paints that are safer to apply and better for our environment. Read more.
It takes character for two young men to travel by bike the length of France, setting daily goals and reaching them, eschewing creature comforts in favor of a simple life, making every action and word count. But it took characters they met along the way to make the trip that much more memorable. In early September, Falmouth Academy 2010 classmates Ben Bianchini and Mike Deasy set off for a fourteen-week adventure of a lifetime. Read more.
In January, six Falmouth Academy alumni collaborated on a panel for students. Moderated by physics teacher Peter Conzett, the group addressed issues of sustainability from different viewpoints, including legal, political, economic and social/cultural in addition to the science. Each alum brought theoretical and pragmatic expertise to the table. But, in the end, the answer to some of the important ecological questions of the day boiled down to a line from Hamlet, Act V. As Jay O’Hara ’00 elucidated: “It’s all in the readiness.” Read more.
Sam Dunham ‘10, recently returned from Egypt where he was an AFS student, was interviewed on NECN Friday, February 11, 2011. He was also interviewed by the Cape Cod Times and his story will appear in the March/April 2011 issue of THE GAM.
To a sailor, the America’s Cup is the Super Bowl and the World Series all wrapped into one passion- and excitement-filled sporting event. Every heat leading up to the final challenge has NBA Game 7 adrenaline pumped into it.
To a boat designer, the America’s Cup is the epitome of style and grace and technology. The competing vessels set the bar for all future boat design.
To Nat Shaver ’04, it’s a dream job – and it’s his for the next year.
Living out a childhood dream, Sarah Stokey ‘06 is now in Alaska and training to be a dog musher under the tutelage of a former Iditatrod winner. Read more about her adventures in Alaska.
As Anna and her family arrived at the airport in San Jose, California, the story of their dangerous journey from Iraq was ending. But for Alyssa Gantz ’03, a new chapter had begun. Read more.
Kudos to three alumnae who earned recognition from Falmouth Academy at our annual reunion ceremony. Honored by Headmaster David Faus were Megan Schwarzman ’90 MD/MPH, Jessie Gerson-Nieder ’00 and Bonnie (Sanderson) Cribben ‘85. Read more about their achievements.