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Patriot Magazine

The Patriot is Germantown Academy's magazine for alumni, parents, and friends of Germantown Academy. This publication presents feature articles on the academic life of the institution as well as interesting stories about its students, faculty and alumni. It is published twice yearly.

ALUMNI PATRIOT SPRING 2022

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Navigating Mental Health During the Pandemic–and After
     
  • Lessons Learned from Head of School Rich Schellhas 1760
     
  • Live Theater is Back in Multi-Division Production of Newsies
     
  • Both Swimming and Ice Hockey Win League Titles!
     
  • Alumni Notes
     

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ALUMNI PATRIOT in PICTURES WINTER 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Alumni Mission Award Winners
     
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions
     
  • GA/PC Day in Review
     
  • Reunion Weekend
     
  • Honoring Ginny Hofmann 1760
     

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SUMMER/FALL 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Congratulations Class of 2021!
     
  • Building Community Through Connections
     
  • 2020-2021 Annual Report of Philanthropic Giving
     
  • Alumni Mission Awards
     
  • Alumni Notes
     

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FALL 2020

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • The Class of 2020 Graduates!
     
  • The Legacy of Ginny Hofmann 1760 and Maggie McVeigh 1760
     
  • A Look Back at the Virtual GA Experience
     
  • Where in the World is Kendall Mattern 1760?
     
  • Alumni Notes
     

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SPRING 2020

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Where in the world is Jim Buckley 1760?
     
  • Then & Now: GA/PC Day
     
  • Belfry 125th Anniversary Celebration
     
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

 

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SUMMER/FALL 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • 125 Years of The Belfry Club

  • A beautiful new Lower School library

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2019

  • Diving deep into Ambler's story

  • Alumni Mission Award Winners

  • Alumni Notes

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Curtin '02

  • Alumni Spotlight: Helen Gerhold '14

  • Fifth Graders Learn from Alumni Veterans


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WINTER 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Introducing the GA Alumni Mission Award!
  • Karla Ballard Williams '90 discusses her new skill sharing app, YING.
  • Michael Mandel '00 ventures into the Alaskan wildlife to capture thousands of hours of recordings.
  • An in-depth look at the GA Counseling Department's role in day-to-day school life.
  • Where in the world is Tony Garvan 1760?


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SUMMER 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Robin Bissell '86 (cover story) makes his directorial debut in The Best of Enemies.

  • Andrew Barrer '02 is living his dream writing screenplays for big Hollywood films.
  • Gordon '09 and Mandy '11 Freas were the grand prize winners of Sony PlayStation's "Emerging Filmmakers Program."
  • Bradley Cooper '93 is making his directorial debut in the film A Star is Born, which will star Cooper and Lady Gaga.
  • Where in the world is Bobbie Crane Devlin 1760?
  • Dr. Alicia Henderson '02 is making a name for herself in taking care of the youngest patients.
  • Catching up with Ta-Ming Chang '78.

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WINTER 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

    • A celebration of GA's first class of women. Judy Krouse 1760 help us journey back 50 years for a look at the Class of 1968, the first coed class that graduated from GA, and the school's journey to coeducation.
    • We caught up with Elizabeth Stein '99 is selling her healthy food products in 12,000 stores around the country.
    • Junior Tai Humphrey '19 interviews Larry Gregory '68, GA's first African-American graduate.
    • Terry Plaumfer '67 sat down with us for a feature story. Terry spent 33 years as a United


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    SUMMER/FALL 2017

    IN THIS ISSUE:

      • Seth Harlem '00 has launched a biotechnology company in New York City. We caught up with Seth to discuss his new venture and the tricky business of starting a new company in a competitive and complicated field.

      • This edition of The Patriot features six pages full of interesting Class Notes.

      • We recap the school year and highlight new programs as well as say goodbye to a number of veteran teachers as well as the Class of 2017.


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      WINTER 2016-2017

      IN THIS ISSUE:

        • A look back at the incredible career and life of Peter McVeigh 1760 and his impact on the GA community, specifically in regards to community service.
        • Suzanne Donovan '74 spent 13 years in Savannah, Georgia where she made a living by being an advocate, first as a reporter at a local newspaper and later as the Communications Director for Step Up Savannah, an organization that helps brings businesses, government, social service providers, and neighborhood leaders together to try and collectively reduce Savannah's high poverty rate.
        • After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Daniel Lipschutz '08 self-published his first Philadelphia-focused coloring book full of his own illustrations. Lipschutz journey from the lab to the art studio is a compelling one.


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        SPRING 2016

        IN THIS ISSUE:

          • A retrospective on the incredible career of James W. Connor 1760, who served as Head of School at GA for 26 years.
          • During the 2016 Prize Day Ceremony in the Arts Center Auditorium, Rich Schellhas announced that Alcott House, one of the seven houses that make up the Upper School House System, has officially been renamed to Alcott Day House to honor the late Virginia Belle Day 1760.
          • A celebration of the Class of 2016.


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          SPRING 2015

          IN THIS ISSUE:

            • A look at the new Beard Center for Innovation.
            • Germantown Academy is proud to announce that two graduates were recipients of a Pulitzer Prize in April 2015. New York Times writer Eric Lipton ’83 won the award for investigative reporting while respected composer Julia Fink Wolfe ’77 won the award for distinguished musical composition. Both prizes included $10,000 rewards.

            • The Academy lost its senior-most alumnus with the passing of Herman R. Hutchinson, GA Class of 1933, in May 2015. As a true life-long GA Patriot, Mr. Hutchinson’s contributions to the Academy are innumerable.


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