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Our 18-month-olds join the 2-year-olds in mixed-age classrooms this year. With how captivated children are by their older peers, we expect this to have a significant impact on their learning. Lower School science teacher Pat Seta is coordinating outdoor lesson plans in all subject areas. Students had a hand in the design of the new playground outside The Summit’s Harold C. Schott Middle School. The College Counseling Office starts working with Upper School students as soon as they walk in the door as freshmen. The 99 members of the Class of 2018 are an especially accomplished group of scholars, artists and athletes who were recruited by college admissions representatives nationwide. Sharing the goodness of God has been The Summit’s faith tradition since the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) founded our school. End of the year faculty recognitions included Maggie Prinner, Elizabeth Drumm, Marianne Cramer, Liz Means and Doug Johnson. We said goodbye to retiring faculty Pat Kelly, Mary Vetter, Skip Lynam, Penny Herr, Cathy Flesch and Lynn Bartley. George Couros, author of “The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity,” will be the keynote speaker at the Oct. 27 Early Childhood Education Symposium.
A new leader training program called SEED is facilitating conversation among our faculty and staff on issues of equity and diversity. Junior Caroline Kubicki’s eighth grade capstone project inspired her to take action on behalf of an Afghan refugee family. Her actions were life-changing. With an abundance of performance opportunities on campus giving them confidence in front of a crowd, The Summit’s musicians are appearing around the city as well. Eighth grader Irene Calderon had quite the year. She won coveted spots in band and orchestra competitions. Then, she becomes top scorer on the Latin club’s state championship team. And now she is headed for D.C. as Cincinnati’s spelling bee champ. In a Q&A with Head of School Rich Wilson, Donna Orem, president of the National Association of Independent Schools, talks about what makes schools like The Summit distinctive. The Summit’s twin senior athletes, Harrison and Henry Schertzinger, are leaders on and off the field. Along with other athletes like sophomore Sydni Black and senior Scott Kinross, they are good examples of how playing multiple sports pays dividends. Thanks to an increase in the endowment, The Summit increased the number of scholarships given to next year’s incoming freshmen. Four of the 26 named endowed scholarships are new. Brian Washington ’98 is an award-winning civil rights attorney and artist whose work has been displayed at presidential libraries and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Read online now.
Psychologist Michele Borba, Ed.D. delivered the keynote address of the 10th annual Early Childhood Education Symposium. Also during the symposium, The Summit’s Montessori Director Kathy Scott cautioned parents against allowing their children to interact with apps and games that might appear educational. Montessori materials or “works” provide a scientifically-backed and engaging way to learn. Senior Caroline Karbowski uses the 3-D printers in the school’s new Exploratarium to help people with visual impairments see the world through printed, 3-D objects. Junior Paul Wilson used focus, determination and grit to defy acute myeloid leukemia. Sophomore Carissa Parker and her mother, Middle School teacher Joy Parker, spent a weekend in a small town outside of Houston serving victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Summit girls soccer team won its third state title and the second in three years. The Summit boys soccer team earned its third title in a row. In addition to the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, boys’ golf, the boys’ cross country team and individual girls in cross country and tennis participated in state competitions. In other athletics news, four seniors sign with Division I colleges. Alumna Madeleine “Pudy” (Kroger) Lame ’46 wrote about her fond memories of the school. Alumna Patricia (Tyler) Perin ’45 was honored with the McKenzie-Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award. The Perins gifted the candelabrums, which are connected to John Jacob Astor IV, that set off the entrance of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel. Dawn and Dr. Robert C. Schiff Jr., two of the most generous benefactors in The Summit’s modern history, were given the Ne Ultra Award. Austin Berry, Wes Homan, Eddie Maag and Tiara Turner were inducted to The Summit’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Alumni provide professional advice on inaugural career day. In Memoriam: Joseph “Jay” H. Clasgens II. Read online now.
Kindergarten classrooms move up to the first floor of the Lower School, physically creating a bridge between the two age levels to encourage innovation and collaboration. Classrooms for 18- to 36-month-olds were renovated during the summer to create a space more conducive to learning at that age level. Educational psychologist Michele Borba Ph.D. will return as the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Early Childhood Education Symposium on Oct. 28. Teachers and studies reinforce art as a necessary aid in development for Lower School-aged students. The Class of 2017 was the first full graduating class of Generation Z, and snippets from some graduates' college essays express the priorities and characteristics of these Gen Z members. The Class of 2017 reflected on relationships and community as the factors that great affected their past and how they will affect their future. Upper School Spanish teacher Bob Baechtold was named the newest Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching recipient. Dietary Aide Rita Dhingra and boys baseball head coach Triffon Callos receive the Leader of Character Awards. Custodian Leonard Hunter and Associate Director of Admission Elaine Pearl accept the Summit Way Awards. Teachers and staff members who retired after the 2016-17 school year have a combined 150 years of service to The Summit. Athletic Director Greg Dennis was inducted into the Girard College Hall of Fame. Summit sports wrap up a successful season. The Summit community remembers freshman Graham Hartman.
Summit teachers have been immersed in neuroeducation, a scientific field that combines pedagogy, psychology and neuroscience. Kirstin Pescola McEachern Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction Director, takes a look at how teachers from Montessori through the Upper School change the structure of their student's brains. Also read: Why our fourth grade students are entering the Middle School reading, on average, at the same level as a mid-year sixth grader. Lower School teachers helped a first-grade Russian-speaking student learn English through personalized instruction. In our signature Montessori Enrichment Program, preschoolers dive deeply into the arts, science, geography, world language and cultural studies. Latin students regained their top spot as state champions. A special feature on an historic girls' and boys' basketball season.Young alumni survey results show how well prepared Summit graduates are for college. Theobold Scholars: Where are they now. Alumni news. In Memorial: Dr. Tom Monaco.
Eighteen-month-olds will join the Toddler Program in the Montessori beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Toddlers use specific equipment geared toward developing larger muscle functions and motor skills. Early Childhood Education Symposium keynote speaker Dr. Leonard Sax says character matters. The Lower School progresses into the future by fine-tuning curriculum to include divergent thinking, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and mindfulness. Middle School teacher Rosie Sansalone spent part of summer break in Rwanda experiencing how the country has worked through the healing process since its 1994 genocide. The Summit welcomes a new priest, Fr. Dave Lemkuhl, as the new chaplain as longtime chaplain, Fr. Philip Seher, retires. The boys' soccer team wins the state championship for the second consecutive year and the fourth in five years. The Summit's "Hollywood hopefuls" discuss their winding career paths as they attempt to break into Tinseltown's scene. Nick and Marty Ragland are awarded The Summit's Ne Ultra Award at the Leaders of Character Reception. Eric Bruns '96 and Katie Bunch Shoreman '01 were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming 2016. Read online now.
Award-winning poet Nikki Grimes visited The Summit and worked with students on identity and writing skills. Parents and students participate in fun math games on Family Math Night in the Lower School. The Middle School History Club published its new history magazine called Echoes with a Cincinnati history theme. The Summit's popular IGknight program dovetails with the Montessori curriculum and research that encourages movement as a development aid for cognitive development in young learners. The Class of 2016 burst out of "Summit bubble" with graduation in May. First grade teacher Ceil Johnson is the best version of herself as an up-to-date teacher and the newest Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching winner. Upper School English teacher Phyllis Lipovsky's leads her students as a Leader of Character by example. Middle School Administrative Assistant Jen McGrath and Dietary Aide Antoine Hicks show the Summit Way with their can-do attitudes and sunny demeanor, helping those around them. Longtime Montessori Director Phyllis Schueler hands over the reins of the program she led during her 45 years at The Summit as a teacher and director with her retirement. Innovative Lower School Director Helen Clark retired this year after articulating the curriculum for several signature programs, some of which were implemented across divisions. After 38 years and several positions at The Summit, Technology Director Ken Uckotter retired following his career of ensuring the school technology was evolving with the times. Following the 125th anniversary year, nine additional Summit faculty and staff members entered retirement. A group of students, teachers and parents traveled to Nicaragua during the summer on a mission trip to work with families who have disabled children. Dr. Leonard Sax, MD, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the ninth annual Early Childhood Education Symposium in Nov. 5. Five Summit students participate in athletics by joining the rowing teams at the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club. Multiple teams compete in postseason play, including two state champions and numerous other state runs by teams and individuals. The Summit wrapped up the 125th anniversary celebrations with additional events at Campus Day. The Summit remembers the late Montessori teacher Michele Kaegi. Read online now.
Our Global Summit is the theme of this issue, which includes stories about a new global curriculum mapping project undertaken by our entire faculty, our international students, European language trip, Global evening and what our alumni are doing around the world. Also read about three new leaders, Kathy Scott, Kendra Thornton and Holly Northern who are stepping into the shoes of three retiring directors, Phyllis Schueler, Helen Clark and Ken Uckotter. In other stories: Third graders are learning coding, Middle School teams are taking the Destination Imagination challenge, our Summer Exploration curriculum, results of our 2015 Community Survey, a Knight of Stars photo gallery, new books by J. Patrick Kelly, Dr. Tracy Law'85 Ph.D., Kim Ashcraft and our Lower School celebrate the 125th anniversary and preserve The Summit's history, two newly endowed scholarships are awarded, students and faculty in the news, a winter athletic roundup and alumni news. Read online now.
New program called "IGknight" provides babies and young toddlers with musical experiences to develop movement and cognitive skills; Lower and Middle School teachers take class outdoors to the new Outdoor Learning Space for a natural source of inspiration in brain-targeted and physical learning; Lower School students collect shoes and backpacks through the Lower School Shoe Drive to donate to Nicaraguan children adults so they can attend school; teachers who occupy classrooms that are in the new wing or were renovated last summer discuss the benefits to the upgraded spaces; fall sports wrap up productive seasons, including two state soccer titles, one state cross country runner and others that advanced to the post-season; the girls' and boys' soccer teams win double state titles following each team's successful season; the Lower School creates and releases an alphabet book about The Summit; Sister Kim Dalgarn, SNDdeN, discusses St. Julie Billiart's continued influence on the Sisters today following The Summit's donation of a replica of the St. Julie stained-glass window in the Chapel; Walter "Chip" Homan BMS '66 wins the McKenzie-Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award; three alumni athletes are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, while four others win Alumni Awards during Homecoming Weekend; highlights of the 125th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend. Read online now.
Summit students mentor students at inner-city schools through the Leadership Scholars program, headed by former Upper School Director Dr. Pat White and her daughter Dr. Suzie White; students and faculty and staff members in the Diversity and Inclusion Club attend the People of Color Conference and discuss their takeaways; Montessori and Lower School students learn social skills through a new social committee; fourth graders delve deeper into mathematics through the Robotics Club; After School Specials class uses LEGO bricks to offer an early look at architecture and engineering; a wide range of extracurricular activities are available to appeal to Middle School students; the summer construction is broken down into numbers; the centerpiece story explores the art and architecture of The Summit; a webpage is launched that is dedicated to the traditions of The Summit; 95 graduates comprised the class of 2015; Latin teacher Larry Dean is named the Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching winner; security guard Mike Walker, retired Athletics Administrative Assistant Donna Paulin and retired Administrative Assistant to the Head of School Emily Jolly win the Summit Way awards; Middle School teacher Laura Adkins and Lower School teacher Kathleen Kane are the Leaders of Character Award winners; award-winning, husband-and-wife art teachers Jan and Mark Wiesner retire; Fr. Philip Seher celebrates 50 years since his ordination; The Summit welcomes new Upper School Director John Thornburg, Curriculum and Instruction Director Kirstin McEachern and Assistant Upper School Director James Craig; successful sports seasons end in multiple state runs, including state champions Stewart Spanbauer in diving and repeat winner Mason Moore in track. Read online now.
The Summit launches the $18 million Aiming Higher campaign and explains construction and renovation plans for building our campus, strengthening our excellence by increasing membership in the Leaders of Character Society while bolstering the Annual Fund and ensuring our future by increasing our endowment; freshman Jaden Woodard narrates the story of his "magical" road to recovery following his heart transplant; Summit students share their stories of service from last summer's mission trip to Belize; Upper School students in the Honors Marine Science Seminar receive a hands-on lesson while studying in Hawaii for two weeks; Summit alumna Sr. Rose Ann Fleming SNDdeN '50 releases her new book chronicling her life as the Faculty Athletics Representative and Special Council to the President of Xavier University; parent and Auction Coordinator Lisa Nicholson shares her take-aways from the 2014 Early Childhood Education Symposium; fall athletics wrap up an overall successful season; seven alumni and a current teacher and coach are honored with alumni and athletic awards during Homecoming Weekend. Read online now.
Parents offer their view of the college search process as The Summit's newest graduating class earns acceptances nationwide at colleges and universities; a presentation of the outcomes of the "Unforgettable" class of 2014; Head of School Rich Wilson talks about why taking time for reflection is critical to learning; Summit faculty launch a social skills educational initiative; Kelley Cronin is awarded the Raymond E. Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching; Julie Keairns, Bruce Hartung and Vic Colin are honored with Summit Way awards; Julie Currie and Jerry Hilton '91 receive the Leaders of Character Awards; Summit's longest standing teacher, Bruce Bowdon, retires; Kelly Schiess named Assistant Heat of School for Enrollment Management and Special Projects; Jack Von Handorf named Interim Director of the Upper School; runner Mason Moore wins the state title in the 1,600-meter race; McKenzie-Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award is given posthumously to Ruth Jung Conway '46; roll call of donors to the Annual Fund for Excellence and Angel Donor program. Read online now.
Summit chefs and alumni serve up gourmet dishes to students; top 10 ways drama enriches a Summit education with drama coach Tom Peters; The Summit's Montessori Program celebrates 50 years; Lower School uses Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in signature Conceptual Math program; insight into Upper School extracurriculars; alumni become the new legacy families as they share why they are educating their children at The Summit; 'spring training' gives Boys' Baseball team advantage; Winter Sports Roundup includes state championship trip for two divers and four swimmers, Boys' Basketball team wins fourth-straight district championship, Girls' Basketball advances to sectional final, a wrestler wins two matches at the district meet, a bowler makes first-ever district appearance for The Summit and track looked ahead to its outdoor season; the Boys' Soccer team unveiled its championship banner, two Soccer players named All-Americans and 11 seniors signed letters of intent to Division I schools and one to a Division II; Dorothy "Bunny" (Wood) Whitaker endows the Thomas E. Wood Sr. and Thomas E. Wood Jr. Memorial Scholarship in honor of her father and brother; The Robert T. Hertzel Memorial Scholarship and The Charles and MayBelle Barrett and John L. and Marian Leibold Scholarship are added to the named scholarship ranks as 22 incoming freshman received scholarships; trustees launch the Aspire Family Plan; the Summit Parents Association hosts Winter Olympics-themed winter social; alumnus shares success in electronic media. Read online now.
The Boys' Soccer team clinches a second consecutive state championship; the new Science Research Institute is unique in Cincinnati; a robust new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program in the Middle School; a one-of-a-kind Five Star Reading Program in the Lower School; Spanish is introduced to Toddlers; The International Children's Art Exhibition and Early Childhood Education Symposium draw visitors to campus; celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first named, endowed scholarship by remembering Marc Gerard Fragge '83; Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame: Nick Daniel '98, Julie (Baechtold) Alleman '93, Becky (Ackley) Christie '93 and teacher Ed Escudero; Alumni Awards are given to Andy Huesing '89, Lindsay Botsford '98, Harold Moeller '88 and Dan Petrie '03; profiles of Dr. Robert Woliver SBS '61 and Dr. William D. Tobler Jr., SMS '96; In Memorium: James J. Brockhoff, John J. Gilligan, Frank X. Homan. Read online now.
The Summit Country Day School's 2012-13 Annual Report: College Recruitment, The Wow Factor; Class of 2013; McKenzie-Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award winner Bill Baumann SBS '59; Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching winner Jan Wiesner; Leaders of Character Awards: Bob Baechtold & Pat Seta; The Summit Way Awards: Holly Northern & Amber Gerken; Where Are They Now? Summit Montessori's First Students, the Class of 1963; Newsmakers; Summit Sports Year in Review; 2013 Early Childhood Education Symposium. Read online now.
Montessori: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence; Summit Welcomes Eight New International Students; Dispatching Help Across the Miles; Delivering Warmth from the Heart; Donating Hope with the Written Word; Turning Traditional Classrooms Upside Down Makes Face-to-Face Time More Rigorous; Q & A with Hannah Fassler and David Herring; Newsmakers; 2013 Summit Community Survey Results; We're Golden: Celebrating 50 Years of Montessori Excellence; Montessori Timeline of History; Phyllis Schueler Defines Modern Montessori; Recent Silver Knight Successes Bring Attention to Athletic Program; Winter Sports Roundup; @SCDBroadcasting: The Voices of the Silver Knights; Three New Endowed Scholarships; Doyle Family Seedling Program Sprouts Additional Scholarships; How Much Do You Love Your School? Auction by the Numbers; Black & Knight Masquerade; Jamie Simon '88: World Champion Kayaker Takes Road Less Traveled; Antonia Tamer '06: Soprano Lands Major Role at Opera San Jose; Class Notes. Read online now.
Middle School Mind; Toddlers Grow Emotional Intelligence; Early Childhood Education Symposium By the Numbers; Concord Review: Theresa Rager Profile; Students Gain Global Perspective; Q & A with Natalie Pearl and Tino Delamerced; Newsmakers; International Students; ISACS Commendations; 2012 Boys State Soccer Champions; Silver Knights Fall Sports Recap; Annual Fund for Excellence: Introducing the Leaders of Character Society; Angel Donors; 2012 Board of Trustees Donor Recognition Reception; 2012 Marc Bohlke Memorial 5K Run/Walk; Alumni 2012 Homecoming Weekend; Four New Members Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame; Four Alumni Awarded for Achievement, Service; Walter Family Honored during Homecoming Mass; Homecoming Reunion Weekend; Alumni Award Nominations; Thanksgiving Gatherings; Marc Soellner '99: Journey of Faith Leads to Priesthood; Stephen Schueler BMS '80: Thanks for a Strong Foundation; Gavin Tabone '92: Alum Hits a High Note with Texas Children's Choirs; Austin Berry '07: MLS Rookie of the Year; Class Notes; Collegiate All-Stars; Legacy 2012-13. Read online now.
The Summit Country Day School's 2011-2012 Annual Report. The Class of 2012; Enhancing Character Education; 2012 Hands Across the Water; Classroom Technological Innovations; Summit Spring Sports; 2012 Schilderink Family Chair for Distinguished Teaching winner Karen Cruse Suder; The Summit Way Awards winners Theresa Merril, Laura Haas; Leader of Character Award winners Mike Fee and Patti Kenney; Sister Dorothy Stang Award Winner Joan Hilton; Jim Jackson, new Development Director; 2011-2012 Annual Report; The Robert T. Hertzel '81 Memorial Scholarship; Early Childhood Education Symposium. Read online now.
Honor in Action; Ohio State Boys' Basketball Champions; Kids Teaching Kids; Eagle Scouts; Q & A with Omar Khoury and Isabelle Saldana;Winter Sports Roundup; Back to the Summit; The Heritage Society; The Annual Fund for Exellence; Austin Smythe Named First Bohlke Scholar; Angel Donors; 2012 Alumni Board; Gates Cambridge Scholar Jane Abbotsmith '08; Alumni Profile: Colin Cotton '11; Alumni Profile: Grace Bertsch '07; Alumni Profile: Bill Baumann, SBS '59; Raymond L. "Buz" Buse III, SBS '68: In Memorium; Mary (Heekin) MacConnell '34: In Memorium. Read online now.
Ohio State Girls' Soccer Champions; Dr. Pat White Retires; New Directors Dr. Terrence Malone and Helen Clark; Montessori Program Sets Enrollment Record; Early Childhood Education Symposium Sees Record-Breaking Crowd; Fulbright Scholar's High-Tech Edge; Student Q&A: Brad Fisk; Brittany Williams' Cinderella Story; Ruth (Jung) Conway '46 Memorial Scholarship; Annual Fund for Excellence; 2011 Board of Trustees Donor Recognition Dinner; Homecoming; Athletic Hall of Fame; Alumni Award Winners; Alumni Profile: Dr. Kathleen Fischer '72; Historic Scrapbook from Genevieve (Poor) Harrison, class of 1912; Rob Hertzel'81: In Memorium. Read online now.
The Class of 2011: Leadership, Recognition and Accomplishments; Promoting a Culture of Honor; A Community of Learners: Summit Connections; Memory Collection by Melissa Ng '11; McKenzie Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award Recepient: The Honorable Julia A. Stautberg '85 (1966-2010); 2011 Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching: Rosie Alway; Leader of Character Awards: Ceil Johnson, Kim Ashcraft and Larry Dean; Summit Way Awards: Michele Kaegi and Jean Geier; Checking in with Austin Berry '07; Susan and Edward Castleberry SBS '46 Family Scholarship: Nicole Weyer. Read online now.
Leadership at The Summit: The Values of Leadership; Everyday Leadership; The Road to Leadership; What Did it Take to Become The Summit's Rhodes Scholar?; New Head of School Rich Wilson; New Middle School Director Mike Johnson; Generations of Work; Where are They -- Then and Now; The Summit's New "Field of Dreams"; Roger Weber '06 heads for Harvard; Tennis star Gabby Steel '09 recognized. Martha Twombly: A Summit Icon Remembered; The David Family Scholarship; Student Newsmakers; Alumni News. Read online now.
The Global Issue: Neighbor Love 101/A Teacher's View, Keeping the Faith/Sharing Common Values, Culture & Community in the Classroom, Bonjour. Buenos Dias/Preschoolers Greet New World Language Program with Enthusiasm, Teaching About the Holocaust/Why It Matters, Middle School Models; National Merit Semi-Finalists; Making the College Team; Homecoming Brings Generations Together; Sean Becker/Mayor of Bozeman, Mt. Read online now.
Understanding How Each Child Learns: Tailoring Instruction in the Lower School; Teaching 21st Century Skills in the Upper School; Learning Styles; Graduation 2010; The Doyle's Seeding Scholarship Program; Cognitive Tests to prevent Concussions in Athletes; Donors and Benefactors to the Summit. Read online now.
120 Years of Innovation: Why The Summit Endures. Play It Forward: How One Parent’s Volunteerism Makes a Difference. Benchmarking Survey: Parents Rate Summit Highly. Where Are They Now: Dan Reder ’04 Rocks Band; the Story of Sister Ann O’Reilly ‘98; Christina Ng ’07 at NBC Today Show; Jireh Loreaux ‘06, Casey Jeffries ’06 and Patrick Madden ’06 Pursue Advanced Science and Math Degrees. March Madness at The Summit: Art, Academic, Athletic Award Winners. News on student, teacher and athletic milestones. Alumni updates. Read online now.
I Believe Book
The Summit invited students, staff, parents, alumni, faculty and friends to explore their consciousness for a topical essay on a belief or theoretical frame that they apply in their lives for a book called “I Believe.” Published in the winter of 2009, this inspirational book now is available for you to read online here. Read online now.
Having concluded another terrifically successful year at The Summit we are called to reflect on what made it so and what will ensure those ascendant trends continue in perpetuity for our school and her students. Our students in each division achieved new levels of academic rigor and spiritual depth, evidenced qualitatively by Chapel Talks and human relationships, and quantitatively by myriad of assessments and unprecedented college admissions and merit scholarships. Read online now.
A Legacy of Trust: A Salute to Mary Foss Brinkmeyer ‘68. A Time to Unplug: Middle School Advisement. The Order of the Toddler: Montessori Program Starts with 2-year-olds. One Step to a Fire: Teacher Karen Cruse Goes to the Galapagos Archipelago. Summit Faculty Children: Contributing to a Tradition of Excellence. It Takes a Village: Community Pitches in to Help William Flaherty’s family. Three New Scholarships: Honoring Summit Families. Where Are They Now: Alum David Thies ’90 Makes Innovative Films for Discovery Channel; What Elston ToChip ’97 Does at Lockheed Martin Is Classified. News on student, teacher and athletic awards and milestones. Alumni updates. Read online now.