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FEBRUARY , 2015
SPECIAL REQUEST TO OUR ALUMS
Please help us reach more of our alums by forwarding this newsletter to your friends and posting the link on Facebook so that more alums will send in their information, and then they will receive their own issue of Traditions!
         T H E   B I G   S T O R Y !
GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
SPONSORED BY:
DELP
   

A NIGHT OF FABULOUS ROCK 'N ROLL! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

SAVE THE DATE! Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's annual UAAA fundraiser, the GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST, on Saturday, April 25 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM at the St Agatha Event Center. This year's Rock Fest stars:

THE RAVENS (Jeff Shaw '64 John Workman '64, Jeff Hersey, Marc Froebel, and Doug Yoder), sponsored by John Kost '74

TEMPLE MONKEY (Charlie Bleak '68, Jim Lynch, Bill Lutz '71, Craig Pataky '71, and Bill Wyatt '69)

MATT JOHNSON '92

FOOD BY SCHMIDT'S FOOD TRUCK

The Schmidt's Sausage Truck will be parked outside the door, where you can purchase your favorite Schmidt's specialties: Bahama Mamas, brats, German potato salad, cream puffs. The CASH BAR will feature beer and wine, and of course we'll have soft drinks and bottled water.

MESSAGES FOR DAVE SHELBY

We are pleased to announce that our Honorary Rock Fest Chairman is former Jones and UAHS principal DAVE SHELBY! Everyone in Upper Arlington knows Mr. Shelby as a tennis coach, a swimming teacher at the Devon Road pool, an assistant principal, a principal, a golf starter at Scioto Country Club, or as a great friend to Upper Arlington and its youth. Mr. Shelby is looking forward to reconnecting with former students and having a special reunion with friends.

NOTE: Do you have a funny, poignant, or special memory about Mr. Shelby? Please use our online form to send it in, and we will compile and present these messages to Mr. Shelby during our presentation that night!

SPONSORSHIPS / MEMBERSHIPS

UAAA is seeking sponsors for the Rock Fest, and we're offering SIX levels of sponsorship. Each one includes a UAAA membership of a corresponding value, so this is a great time to join UAAA, renew your membership, or increase your membership level. Note: If you are already a member, you can pass along the membership that is included with your sponsorship to a family member or friend!

See our current sponsors here, and please select a sponsorship level that best fits YOU!

Do you have some vintage UA clothing? A letter jacket? CRO shirt? Cheerleading sweater? Football jersey? Please wear it to the Rock Fest!

TICKETS ARE ONLY $20, AND SPACE IS LIMITED!

We have limited space at St. Agatha so please get your tickets early. NOTE: You will not receive paper tickets. Simply pay online or send a check with the printable form, and your name will be on a list at the door on April 25.

>> Visit GOLDENBEARROCKFEST.COM for all the details!

>> Visit our Golden Bear Rock Fest Facebook page!

  
ATTENTION ALL ALUMS: WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
IS YOUR INFORMATION UP TO DATE?

We want to make sure that everyone understands about UAAA's two separate databases.

DATABASE 1: We have one database that contains the name and graduation year of each Upper Arlington High School graduate. This database also contains the each graduate's home address, phone number, and other information such as the teams and clubs to which he or she belonged. We can call on this information when a certain group, such as the lacrosse alumni, want to have a gathering or celebration.

NOTE: Although our society certainly has moved toward electronic communication, we still encourage our reunion coordinators to do a general mailing to their classmates using address labels generated from Database 1, since not every alum is registered with an email address on Bearalums.com, and certainly not all alums use Facebook.

DATABASE 2: The other database consists of names and email addresses for Bearalums.com. Each name and email address has to be submitted personally by the alum, since not all grads wish to be listed in this public forum. On the Bearalums.com web site, the email addresses are divided by graduation year, and at the bottom of each list is a "Lost Alumni" list, consisting of the names of people from that class for whom we have outdated home addresses.

IMPORTANT: Even if we have your email address, you will be on the Lost list until we have updated home address information.

>> Please use the UPDATE MY INFORMATION forms to submit or change your Bearalums.com listing.

   

VISIT AND LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

Many of our alums are already on Facebook and enjoy the social interaction of chatting and sharing photos with friends.

UAAA has a Facebook page, too, and we hope you will visit our page and "like" us so that you will receive notifications of UAAA news and upcoming events. Please make UAAA a part of your Facebook experience!

>> Visit the UA Alumni Association Facebook page here.

ATTENTION UAAA MEMBERS: WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

It's that time of year again! Each July 4, the UA Alumni Association announces our selections for the Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni for that year. We begin in February by asking our UAAA MEMBERS for nominations for each of the awards. See the alums who have been honored with these awards in past years.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMS?

An OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS is an alum who has generously dedicated his or her time to the service of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association and its mission.

A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS is an alum who is honored for his or her personal, educational, or career achievement.

HOW DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE?

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2015 awards, and you are not yet a member of UAAA, you can join here. Our membership dues are only $20 per year! We need your support and greatly appreciate your membership.

>> Please complete the online Nomination Form or print the Nomination Form and send it to us for consideration.

The 2015 Outstanding and Distinguished Alums will be honored on the 4th of July, 2015.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS APRIL 1, 2015.

  
UPPER ARLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEWS
          THE GOLDEN BEAR CENTENNIAL CLUB

THE GOLDEN BEAR CENTENNIAL CLUB is a 10-year initiative that allows community members, alumni, and friends of education to make a significant gift to the Upper Arlington Education Foundation (UAEF) over the next ten years.

Upper Arlington High School's first graduation was held in 1925, so today - just ten years shy of the centennial class - is an opportune time to start planning for this important milestone and kick off a program that will commemorate 100 years of excellence.

Membership in this club begins as soon as donors fill out a 10-year pledge card for their gift to the UAEF's Unrestricted General Fund. Members will be included in all UAEF publications and on our Web site.

Since the Upper Arlington Schools were founded, an outstanding Golden Bear education has always been a priority for our community and a gift to our children. While the cost of education rises and governmental funding decreases, the UA Schools depend on donors like you to help continue this tradition.

>> Learn more about the Golden Bear Centennial Club and begin your membership now!

   
 CELEBRATING THE HISTORY OF THE UA SCHOOLS

The Upper Arlington Schools began in 1918, when the Franklin County Board of Education approved a petition from the residents of the Village of Upper Arlington to recognize Upper Arlington as a new school district. At that time the village was bounded by what is now Lane Avenue, Riverside Drive, Fifth Avenue and North Star Road.

A school board was appointed by the county superintendent of schools and John W. Wuichet Sr. was named president. One of the first actions for the new school officials was to authorize the construction of a four-room temporary school. It was built at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Tremont Road from parts of barracks left behind from Camp Willis. Fifty-two students enrolled in the school, which taught first through ninth grades. Columbus threatened to take control over the village, because without a permanent school building, Upper Arlington was not meeting the needs of the community.

The Upper Arlington Company donated the use of about nine acres of land located in the heart of the village for the district's first permanent school building. The new building, now known as Jones Middle School, opened in the fall of 1924, and the first class of seniors graduated in 1925.

The Golden Bear Centennial Club celebrates the upcoming 100th anniversary of this momentous day in 1925.

>> Learn more about the Golden Bear Centennial Club and begin your membership now!

  
2015 CLASS REUNION PLANS ARE UNDERWAY!

CLASSES ENDING IN "5" AND "0"

It may still be the middle of winter, and the Fourth of July may seem far away, but the Upper Arlington High School Classes that end in "5" and "0" are already busy planning for their CLASS REUNIONS, to be held during the Fourth of July weekend. Reuniting this summer are the Class of , 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010. Please click your class year to see your reunion page. If you see nothing yet, that means that we have not been notified of any plans. Please check back later.

2015 UAHS CLASS REUNIONS

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION!

One way to make sure that you will be contacted about your class reunion is to CHECK AND UPDATE, if necessary, your contact information with UAAA. We keep a complete database of everyone who ever graduated from Upper Arlington High School, and Bearalums.com has a database of more than 30,000 home addresses and more than 13,000 email addresses for our alums.

Because email addresses change frequently, please visit Bearalums.com and check to make sure that your email is current on your class page! If you would like for us to change it, please complete this form.

If you have moved since your last reunion, please complete this form with your new address and phone number, email Joanie Dugger, or call the UAAA office at 614-487-5007, ext. 1120.

GET DETAILS ABOUT YOUR CLASS REUNION

Please visit the 2015 Reunions page of Bearalums.com to see who is coordinating your class reunion, and then click your class year to see your class reunion page, where details of your reunion events will be posted. Many classes also now have Facebook pages where alums can interact and plan their reunion parties together!

UACA ACTIVITIES: PARADE, PARTY IN THE PARK, FIREWORKS

The Upper Arlington Civic Association Fourth of July activities will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015, beginning with the parade at 9:00 am and ending with the Party in the Park at 5:00 PM and fireworks at 10:00 PM

  
REUNION RESOURCES: VENUES, LODGING, BANDS AND MORE

Over the years, we have assembled a list of wonderful suggestions for reunion venues, bands, and lodging for out-of-town alumni. Upper Arlington and surrounding communities now have numerous hotels, restaurants and bars that are perfect for your reunion needs.

>> Check out the Reunion Resources page to make everything about your reunion easier!

  
BRUSH UP ON CLASSMATES' NAMES AND FACES BEFORE YOUR REUNION!

Have you lost your class yearbook, the Norwester? Wish you could look through it before your class reunion to refresh your memory about your classmates?

The Norwester yearbook has been published annually by the Upper Arlington City School District since 1923. The Upper Arlington Public Library partnered with the Upper Arlington City Schools and the Upper Arlington Alumni Association to launch the yearbook collection on October 7, 2009.

As part of the library's agreement with the schools, there will always be a ten-year delay for any yearbooks presented online. Digitization of the pages took nearly two years to complete and is ongoing since a new volume will be added each year.

The collection is searchable by keyword or exact phrase, which makes it easy to find friends and family. In addition, most of the yearbooks after 1969 included an index near the end of the book, which can be used as a further finding aid. Browsing is also encouraged, and a navigation panel listing sections, such as sports, clubs, seniors, underclassmen, or faculty is provided for each yearbook.

The yearbooks present an invaluable picture of Upper Arlington's educational system and the community over eight decades, and each book serves as a virtual time capsule of daily life at that time. The yearbook collection is an important resource for Upper Arlington High School alumni, genealogical researchers, history buffs, and anyone interested in Central Ohio's past.

>> Visit the UAPL Archives to go through any Norwester from 1923 through 2004.

  
REMINDERS ABOUT BEARALUMS.COM
Please make sure we have your current information: home address, phone number, email address.
Use this form for updates.

MY NAME ISN'T ON THE BEARALUMS.COM SITE - ANYWHERE!

Because we respect and protect our alums' privacy, we list names and email addresses on Bearalums.com ONLY when they are personally submitted by the alum. We do it this way because some people prefer not to have their email address available on a public web site.

>> If you are not listed on your class page but wish to be, please send in your information.

MY NAME IS ON THE LOST LIST, BUT I'M RIGHT HERE!

If you see your name at the bottom of your class page as a "Lost Alum," even if you are listed in the email section of the page, this means that we don't have a current MAILING ADDRESS for you.

>> Please update your information here, and we'll remove you from the Lost List right away.

If you see someone else's name on the Lost List at the bottom of each class page, and you know his or her location, please let us know, or contact that classmate and ask him or her to contact UAAA.

I GRADUATED/MOVED/GOT MARRIED/CHANGED MY NAME BACK TO MY MAIDEN NAME

We hope you'll remember to contact UAAA to let us know any changes in your status, your name, your address, phone number, and email. Keeping our database accurate is very important to us, and allows class reunion chairmen and other school-related groups, such as athletic teams, musical organization, to reach you when something exciting is happening.

MAINTAINING OUR DATABASES

Our goal is to maintain the most complete and accurate database that we possibly can. We are asking for your help! And thank you to those of you who have helped us through your membership dues; your financial help allows us to provide the ongoing hosting and maintenance fees of our Web site.

When we started Bearalums.com in 2000, we had approximately 320 email addresses in our database; we currently have more than 13,000 alums' email addresses listed on Bearalums.com!

 
ATTENTION ALL ALUMS: WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
EDUCATOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

All of us can remember high school educators or staff members who touched us in some way. It might have been through the wisdom they shared, the challenges they provided, the knowledge and passion they had for teaching or the genuine care they exhibited. No matter how they connected with us, our thoughts about them still evoke warm feelings for them and for our high school years.

We wish to honor these dedicated professionals by nominating them for recognition in the Upper Arlington High School Educators Hall of Fame. Each inductee will have an area of the high school named in his or her honor, and a bronze plaque will be placed in that area to commemorate that educator's commitment and achievements.

Former Hall of Fame Inductees include: Dr. James Allen, Shirley Behnke, Robert Ginther, Jean Guddat, Walter Heischman, Lester Jackson, Richard Larkin, Ellis Lutz, Marv Moorehead, Vera K. Randall, David Shelby, Pat Stewart, Phil Wagner, and Charles Will.

Would you like to nominate a former educator for the Hall of Fame? The next induction ceremony will beheld in the fall of 2015. Please complete the online form, or print the form and send it in.

  
OUR MILITARY ALUMNI

If you haven't visited the Military Alums page of Bearalums.com recently, please stop by and see why we are so very proud of our Golden Bears who went on to join the Armed Forces and bravely serve our country through the decades.

WERE YOU EVER, OR ARE YOU NOW, IN THE SERVICE?

We continue to receive submissions of names and information, and hope to make our list as complete as possible.

>> If you have served, or are currently serving in the service, please visit this page and complete the form, so that we can add your name, branch of service, and experience to this important page of our alumni web site! Thank you to all our Military Alums!

  
    FEATURED ALUMNI WEB SITES

Have you visited our Bearalums.com Alumni Web sites page lately? Many of our alums have sent in the addresses of their personal or company sites, and we've linked to each of them. They are organized by graduation year. People like to do business with people they know and trust, and it's interesting and fun to look through these Web sites to find out what kinds of businesses, organizations, and hobbies our fellow UAHS grads are involved in and enjoy.

WE LIKE TO HELP ALUMS PROMOTE THEIR WEB SITES!

Every few months, we will feature several of these Alumni Web sites. If you would like for us to link to your Web site, please complete this form and we will add you! You could be featured next!
   

EvolveVacationRental.com
Chris McGovern, Class of 1980

Spectacular 2BR Columbus Carriage House w/Wifi & Completely Renovated Kitchen - Steps from Gallery Hop & Other Attractions! This spectacular 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom cottage is actually a renovated carriage house, built in 1870. It has been meticulously restored in the last year to comfortably accommodate 4 guests and feels more like a trendy loft than a carriage house! Book this carriage house now!

  
MyPlexusProducts.com
Brenda Christophersen, Class of 1984
Plexus International is a health and wellness company and maker of Plexus Slim a.k.a. The Pink Drink. We are helping people get healthy from the inside out!
  
SaltsOfThe7Seas.com
Linda Nolan Szymanski, Class of 1969

Salts of the 7 Seas is a gourmet sea salt company presenting healthy, natural sea salts sourced from around the world as well as flavorful peppercorns. Explore our all five of our samplers - they make great gifts, too!

  

>> See all our Alumni Web sites here.

>> Submit YOUR web site URL to us for inclusion on the Alumni Web sites page.

  
UA RANKED 6TH BEST SUBURB IN AMERICA!

From BusinessInsider.com:

The U.S. is full of incredible places to live — cities, yes, but also numerous unique smaller towns and villages that people call home.

After examining data on nearly 300 suburbs, we put together a list of the 50 best suburbs in America. For this list, we considered suburbs with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan area. We also factored in average commute times, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public school ratings from GreatSchools.org, and a measure of housing affordability.

Upper Arlington, Ohio ranked #6 in this list of "Best Suburbs in America."

>> See the full list here.

  
YOUR UAAA MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!
REMEMBER: Right now, you can join UAAA AND be listed as a Golden Bear Rock Fest Sponsor! See details here.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you enjoy visiting Bearalums.com, if you attend your reunions, and if you enjoy reading news about your classmates and other UAHS alums in Traditions, won't you PLEASE help support the Upper Arlington Alumni Association with a membership at one of the levels below? We are really working to be able to keep our Web site free and available to everyone, and we really do need our alums' financial help. PLEASE JOIN UAAA TODAY! If you are already a member, please encourage your classmates to join.

Thank you so much to all of you who pay dues to the UAAA. These dues are critical to the support of our organization. Many alums think that funding for the Alumni Association comes from the school district. WRONG! We are completely self-sustaining and need these dues in order to maintain our database of nearly 30,000 graduates and to pay the ongoing costs of maintaining our database and running our Web site, Bearalums.com.

We do not restrict access to our Web site to dues-paying members. We enjoy making it available to EVERYONE, members or not. However, over the past few years, we have seen our number of dues-paying members decline. We need YOU! Our tax-deductible dues are modest, so it is our goal to increase membership, and we hope that we can count on you. Membership in UAAA is available at four levels:

 
MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
PRICE OF DUES
Annual
$20 / year
Reunion - 5 years
$80 (One year free!)
Life
$250: one-time!
Golden Bear
 $500: one-time!
DUES ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!
SPECIAL: We offer a payment plan for the Life and Golden Bear Membership levels! You can commit to the level you wish and pay it off over a 10 month period; they don't even need to be consecutive months. We truly hope that you will help us out at whatever level is comfortable for you, and we thank you for your support AT ANY LEVEL!

Some people are online a great deal and prefer to pay with Paypal; others prefer printing the membership form and mailing us a check. We appreciate your dues, and we want to make it easy for you, so please select your preferred method of payment.:

  >>  
Paypal Online
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Print the Membership Form and mail in a check
  >>  
Please visit our Membership page for complete details and payment options.
  >>  
See our list of Life Members and Golden Bear members.
   
 NEW LIFE AND GOLDEN BEAR MEMBERS
THANK YOU to our most recent Golden Bear and Life Members.
REMEMBER!
If you become a sponsor of the Golden Bear Rock Fest, you will get a membership at some level.
The Sophomore levels and higher receive either Life or Golden Bear memberships!
GOLDEN BEAR MEMBERS $500
LIFE MEMBERS $250
1954
William F. Leese
1962
Carolyn Casper
1967
Marian Davis
1969
Frank Guglielmi
1971
Drew Kost
 
1961
Helen Wheeler Swanson
1962
Buck Byrne
1963
Elizabeth Jencks Rott
1964
John Sproat (D)
1968
Cheryl Laver Moon
1969
Jackie Cooper
1969
Jane Cunningham
1970
Scott C. Dennis
1973
Greg Comfort
1973
Michael Dvorak
1979
Laura Piper Taylor
1980
Lynn Schnaufer
1992
Valery Johnson Wright
1995
Kim Dennis Stuckenbrock
1998
Rick Dennis
1999
Gregory Comfort
2005
Bethany Comfort
2006
Timothy Isaiah Laver
2011
John Patton
2013
Jessica Patton
  
 BEAR BANNER® ADS! SUPPORT UAAA WHILE PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS!

We would like to offer you the opportunity to place an ad on one of the pages of Bearalums.com with a link to your web site. Bearalums.com has a steady flow of traffic throughout the year, with the highest traffic from January through July, when alums are involved in reunion planning and are looking up classmates and searching for reunion information. Traffic also spikes when Traditions is sent out (quarterly), as the newsletter contains links that direct our alums to various pages of the web site.

YOUR BEAR BANNER® AD WILL BE SEEN!

Your BEAR BANNER® ad at the top of a Bearalums.com page will be viewed by thousands of people each week, as we have several hundred visitors daily. We believe that our alums value doing business with other alums, and it's one more way we can enjoy and benefit from the bond of being UA alums. The ads are priced very reasonably, with DISCOUNTS for EXISTING UAAA MEMBERS.

BEAR BANNER® ADS ARE AFFORDABLE

Please visit our Bear Banner Ads® page, where we have posted a chart showing banner ad prices according to the page on which they are displayed. Prices vary according to page traffic. Each ad will run for three months, and requests for placement will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. This is a cost-effective, productive way to share your business and web site with thousands of Upper Arlington High School alumni! While implementing your marketing strategies, you will be supporting our UA Alumni Association. We appreciate your help!

>> Read all about our Bear Banners® Program.

  
 CLASS NEWS: This BEARS Repeating ...

Our email/online newsletter, Traditions, is UAAA's way of connecting our alums and passing along all kinds of interesting news. We invite you to send us any news about your own life so that we can share it with other grads.

>> Please complete this "News Item" form. We welcome photos to accompany your story, and the pictures will be used on the Announcements page of Bearalums.com rather than in the newsletter (we are keeping Traditions text-only for fast loading and readability even on your phone!).

Remember - we love to hear about what's happening in your life, whether it is related to education, marriage, family, relocation, career accomplishments, or anything else! Thank you for helping us keep our newsletter interesting and fun with your input!    
   

CLASS NEWS FROM YOUR CLASSMATES!
1968 DON BAUMER

Professor of Government Donald C. Baumer '68 received the Honored Professor Award “in recognition of long and distinguished faculty service to the college” from President Kathleen McCartney at Smith College’s 136th Commencement.

In her remarks, McCartney cited “a tireless colleague” who “has touched nearly every aspect of the college.”

A political scientist, policy expert and former Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association, Baumer has studied unemployment and the polarization of the democratic process and has been sought after for counsel by the Department of Labor, the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and others.

>> Read the article

1969 NANCY IVERS FERGUSON

Nancy Ivers Ferguson '69 received the Outstanding Business Development Leader Award from the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. She is currently in her 11th year as Mayor of the City of New Albany, Ohio..

1969 ANNE TAYLOR

From The Dispatch (February 11, 2015)

Anne Taylor '69, the longest-serving Franklin County Municipal Court judge, will retire when her term ends in January.

“It’s time,” said Taylor, who, at 64, wasn’t prevented by age restrictions from running again. State law prohibits judges from beginning a term after turning 70. But Taylor, who has been on the bench for 24 years, didn’t file a petition last week to seek re-election.

Taylor, a member of the International Association of Women Judges, said she is intrigued by the idea of doing international work in the area of problem-solving or fact-finding.

>> Read the entire article.

1970 DEBBIE KELLOUGH SAYRE

Debbie Kellough Sayre '70 attended Upper Arlington schools from kindergarten through high school graduation in 1970 (Fishinger, Windermere, Hastings & UAHS). She lived in Ohio all of her life until 2013 when she and her husband, Jerry, drove Route 66 and moved to Scottsdale, AZ. Debbie has written and published her first book, How to Select Your Super Spouse, and it was released on January 28, 2015.

You can't choose your parents, siblings or children; but you can choose your spouse! And, you can be prepared to make the right choice for you! From funny personal stories and ideas for dynamite dates, to important questions and serious considerations, this book will make you laugh, think and feel good about your decisions!

Classmates will get a kick out of Debbie's personal stories! Individuals who have already selected their super spouses, will enjoy relating the book to their own courtships and individuals who haven't, will benefit from the book's concepts. How to Select Your Super Spouse makes a fun and valuable gift!

How to Select Your Super Spouse, by Debbie Kellough Sayre, is now available on AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE as an e-book. The paperback book and e-book will be available on HowToSelectYourSuperSpouse.com in mid-February, 2015. Discounts for bulk purchases will be available.

>> Read more about Debbie and her new book here.

1970 CHRIS MCKINNEY SHEPPARD

In preparation for the Class of 1970 class reunion this summer, Chris McKinney Sheppard '70 is asking classmates to please send her your most current information, including home address, phone number, and email address.

Please email Chris at cssailing3@gmail.com. So that UAAA also has the information, please CC ellenclark@gmail.com.

1973 EVVIE DUNKEL HEILBRUNN and RICK WHIPPLE

In October 2013, UAHS ’ grads Evvie (Dunkel) Heilbrunn '73, who has Parkinson’s Disease, and Rick Whipple '73 set off from Lukla, Nepal for Everest Base Camp, elevation 17,598 feet.

At Lobuche (16,197 feet), after two weeks of hiking, Evvie was suffering from severe altitude sickness which ultimately was diagnosed as HACE: High Altitude Cerebral Edema. Evvie had to turn around to save her life. Rick and a Sherpa accompanied her down the mountain to safety.

Their story has been documented by filmmaker Jeff Seckendorf, who also was on the Everest Base Camp trek.

>> Read more of their story and watch the video here

1977 JAY LOWDER

Aside from being the author of the War of Whispers fantasy series, Jay also played bass for Shania Twain, had a black rhino charge him while on safari, and he has been in the Oval Office. In high school, Jay went backstage to interview groups like Bob Seger, Rush and Kansas, sort of like “Almost Famous” but without Kate Hudson! As an author, Jay draws from all these experiences (and then some) when crafting his stories.

>> See Jay's War of Whispers fantasy series web site.

1992 JENI BRITTON BAUER

Jeni Britton Bauer '92 has turned her ice cream fantasy into a real-life dream-come-true! This article from inc.com describes Jeni's journey into business and her amazing success as an entrepreneur.

"Jeni Britton Bauer is absolutely obsessive about ice cream. Any other jobs she's ever held--and at one point she worked three at once--she says, "were in service to ice cream." She is not being ironic.

Her fascination began while she was a student at Ohio State University, where she was studying art and art history and developing a serious hobby in perfumery. She started using edible essential oils in some foods, such as butter and pasta, and eventually, ice cream. "When you lick it, it melts, and the scent is released on contact with your tongue," Bauer says. That was her eureka moment. "When I first started making ice cream," she says, "I quit everything else in my life and did ice cream."

>> Read the entire article.

2000 BILL CLARK

Bill Clark '00 invites everyone to visit his movie review web site, FromTheBalcony.com. Bill began reviewing movies back in high school and created his web site as a Senior Thesis project. Fifteen years later, he is still offering his views on today's films.

>> See Bill's Top 12 Movies of 2014 here.

2000 SALLY STREET WOLFE

Sally Street Wolfe '00 and her husband, Charlie Wolfe, doubled the size of their family with the birth of their twin daughters, Olivia and Lucy, on October 26. Congratulations Sally and Charlie!

2007 DAN CRAWFORD
  In our last newsletter we told you that Dan Crawford '07 was joining Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing, to ride his bicycle across the country with his wife, Lauren. .

Dan graduated from Denison University with a biochemistry degree and then worked with Teach For America in Chicago and Denver. He currently resides and works in Denver, CO.

From Dan: "We completed over 4,000 miles of biking and 15 days of building, traveling from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara, California. By far the best part of the trip was all of the incredible people that we came across. Biking and building makes you vulnerable in unique ways that encourage you to connect with people in very real and meaningful ways. Every family that we had the opportunity to provide our construction skills to showed the highest level of gratitude.It was this gratitude that kept us going on the hundreds of miles of biking between builds.To see our group of 33 young adults have such a noticeable impact was incredibly empowering. It was a true gift to be a part of such a positive group capable of completing weeks of work in just one day on each of the projects that we worked on.

>> Read more and see photos of Dan's journey.

2008 ABBY JOHNSTON

Abby Johnston '08 had an Olympic silver medal on the shelf, the start of medical school at Duke in her sights and an aching left shoulder that needed surgery 17 months ago. All signs pointed to her retirement from competitive diving.

That she is in Shanghai, China, today preparing to participate in the FINA Diving World Cup with her new synchronized partner, Laura Ryan, is proof she did want to keep competing. But there is a different bounce to her springboard action.

“I don’t feel like I’m doing it to prove anything anymore,” said Johnston, 24. “I’ve been there and done that, and that’s changed my approach a little bit. I was able to come back from the surgery, and I feel like I am just as strong and diving just as well as I did in 2012. So why hang up the suit right now when I can see if I can take it a little farther?”

>> Read the entire Dispatch article here.

2009 BLAKE HAXTON

Blake Haxton '09 won the arms and shoulders single sculls at the 2014 US Para-Rowing World Championships Trials and finished fifth in the boys youth four with coxswain at the 2007 Head of the Charles Regatta.

>> Read the full article here.

  IN MEMORIAM

As graduates of Upper Arlington High School, we share a special bond that lasts a lifetime, and it is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of the following UAHS alumni and faculty. To their families and friends we extend our sincere condolences.

1943 Blaine Sickles 1964 John Ford
1944 Margaret Bennett Postle 1964 Judi Tom Parsons
1950 Tracy Hager 1964 John Sproat
1950 Ted Vradelis 1965 Kendra Robinson Haueisen
1952 Joe Dumbauld 1967 Jennifer Teachnor Gaffey
1955 Phyllis Shirkey Fitzsimmons 1969 Debbie Leggett Carnes
1956 Paul Gilmore 1970 Joe Conway
1959 Patricia Webster Mielke 1970 Tom Loening
1959 Robert Neal 1970 Nancy McNeal Burtch
1959 Judy Newlon Pettigrew 1971 Leslie Gardner Gustafson
1959 Connie Mamos Pozzo 1972 Tim Gilmore
1960 Melissa Ford Meredith 1974 Gary Garges
1960 John Overmyer 1975 Jamie Bell
1961 Dick Dreiman 1975 Scott Doggett
1962 Sherry Fishel Barger 1975 Eliabeth Kinsey
1962 Carol Gillespie 1975 Libbie Studebaker Tarrier
1962 Keith Nichols 1976 Marti Reinhart Johnson
1962 Kit Redman 1985 Emily Argue
1962 Mike Stutz 1986 Glenn Wilson
1962 John Doug Welch 1992 Courtney Marlin
1963 Robert Milligan    
1964 Phil Brokaw Faculty Lance Shreffler
  
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