Dear Alumni & Friends:
I love the snow and the cold, so I am enjoying these unusually wintery days and all the usual February momentum as we move toward March. We’ve received record amounts of snow on the LA campus, so be sure to watch the video with some winter scenes.
However, and while I may enjoy the snow and the cold, the weather has increased the degree of difficulty for the 23 students and the arts department theatre team—director Joel Sugerman, music director Jenny Cooper, choreographer Brian Feigenbaum, and technical director Zack Dawson—who have created this year’s original winter musical, Home & Away: Letters from the Great War. If anyone is in town, the show runs tonight and tomorrow night in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center. We’d love to see you there!
It’s difficult to believe that when I write to you again in two short weeks, exams will be over and we will be starting Winterim. Even though I will be leaving behind my beloved snow and cold, I must admit that I am really looking forward to my 10 days in the Dominican Republic with 16 students and my colleague Khalid Bashir. We will be spending our days at The Mariposa Foundation, which is run by LA parent Tricia Suriel (Tatiana ’16) and which serves the girls of Cabarete. If you missed the "Elm Tree" article in last fall’s Academy Journal featuring LA’s ongoing community service in the Dominican Republic, you can see it here (page 18); also check out the Mariposa Foundation's web site.
With warm regards throughout these cold and snowy days,
Assistant Head of School
BTW: As announced in the video, congratulations go out to English teacher Doc Haman who will be the recipient of the Alumni Faculty Appreciation Award, which is voted on by the alumni and will be given at the reunion luncheon on Saturday, June 6. Another spring honoree will be Kris Ansin ’03, who will be receiving the Greater Good Award at Cum Laude Day on Wednesday, April 29, for his work with the Mali Health Organizing Project, where he is executive director.
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