by: Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni & Community Engagement
The alumni office is proud to spotlight Lillian Nave ‘91, who currently serves as a Faculty Fellow at Appalachian State University and as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Coordinator for their Center for Academic Excellence. She has a passion for teaching her First Year Students and for international travel. Her Art, Religion & Society First Year Seminar engages the students with the Boone community and the world at large through the visual arts. From gallery shows to student-made documentary films, and from Boone to New York City, and Kabul, Afghanistan, students learn what a valuable tool art can be to communicate ideas, culture and emotion.
Fourth graders are deep into their year-long unit on the environment and sustainability. This week they were able to Skype with Dylan Leary ‘16, a student at the Culinary Institute of America. Dylan is spending this semester on an externship learning about how food grows and where our food comes from in the United States. Dylan is based in Southern California at Apricot Lane Farms. There, his team has the mission of creating a well-balanced ecosystem and rich soils that produce nutrient-dense foods.
by: Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
On Thursday, October 25, before 250 attendees of the Academy Prep Breakfast for Scholars, Jonathan Dacres ‘17 was honored with Academy Prep’s Ben Fisher Alumni Mentoring Award. Named for Ben Fisher, the late co-founder and Executive Director of the Academy Prep Foundation, the award is given to one exemplary Academy Prep graduate each year.
by: Sally Willis, Shorecrest Parent, Former SPS Teacher
In 13-mph winds, nine paddlers launched from North Shore Park beach, the 1923 location of Shorecrest Outdoor School, to kayak to the current Shorecrest Preparatory School campus. Under sunny skies and a big headwind, Headmaster Mike Murphy, seniors Walker Willis, Trevor Bernstein, Chris Canizares, Sophie Elwyn, Reagan Quilty, and Lily Schneider, along with alumni Bob Willis, Jr. ’77 and Jackson Willis ’15, jumped in the new, bright green kayaks Walker secured for Shorecrest students to use. The nine cheerful paddlers completed a historic journey from the old Shorecrest campus to the current one.
The unthinkable happened. The senior class did not win Homecoming Class Competition day.
With the grace of champions, the seniors applauded the victors - the juniors. Unless one understands the importance of winning Homecoming at Shorecrest, this might seem to be a minor event. There are alumni and experienced members of the faculty who realize the loss followed by the response of the senior class is very, very unique and a great demonstration of class.