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Wells, Cullina and More: Saying Goodbye to Faculty and Staff

On Monday and Tuesday, June 10 and 11, the St. Mark's community said goodbye to departing faculty and staff. Ken and Lee Wells, with 71 years between them on the faculty, are retiring. So are staff members Jack Cullina and Betsy Cullina. Assistant Chaplain Stephen Hebert is also leaving from the faculty, while staffers Sheri Barich, Grace Camuso, Mary Martell, Julie Nugent and Dolores Russo are also moving on.

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95 Graduate at 153 rd St. Mark's Prize Day Ceremony

On Saturday, June 9, 95 St. Markers received diplomas at the School's 153rd Prize Day exercises. Sixty-one graduated with distinction, 14 were members of the Cum Laude Society, and four earned Classics Diplomas, having mastered both Greek and Latin, entitling each to wear a laurel wreath at the ceremony. The Prize Day speaker was St. Mark's alumna Alexis Scott Faber '95.The valedictorian was Anthony D'Angelo '18.

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Year End Concert Honors VI Form Musicians

On Tuesday, May 22, the St. Mark's Music Department held its traditional Year End Concert in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945. It featured performances from the School's Choir, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble, involving as many as eighty different students. Sixteen graduating VI Formers were also recognized for their contributions to the St. Mark's music program during their time at the School.

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Clipper Ship  "Southern Cross" Finds Home in SM Library

One of the highlights of this most recent Reunion Weekend was the gift to St. Mark's of a beautiful ship model. A hand-crafted replica of the clipper ship Southern Cross, it had belonged to the late Ben Dillingham, SM Class of 1963. A member of the St. Mark's Athletic Hall of Fame (the first manager to be so honored), Ben Dillingham passed away in November of 2017. A gift from the Dillingham family, it now resides on the second floor of the School's library.

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Southborough School Luncheon: Sharing Past and Present

The annual Southborough School luncheon on Reunion Weekend was a small, intimate gathering at Choate House. Three members of the St. Mark's Class of 1978—the first class of young women to graduate from St. Mark's, but who had spent the majority of their high school careers at the Southborough School—were on hand. Rochanya Hickman Generous, Nancy Cocks Karuzis, and Suzannah Cox Halliday were back for their 40th Reunion, and they were joined at Choate House by former Southborough School (and later St. Mark's) staffer Sandy Campbell, along with two honorary Southborough School alumnae: Colleen Finnerty '11 (current faculty member and winner of the Pierson F. Melcher Prize at her VI Form graduation and Nick Noble '76 (current staffer and SM historian).

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Learning by Becoming: Exploration Science at SM

On Thursday, May 17, students in the Exploration Sciences advanced elective course shared the fruits of their research into various explorers, discoverers, adventurers, and risk-takers on land and sea. Taking on the personas of well-known individuals—in short, becoming the explorers they were studying—students gathered in the Faculty Room, where faculty and staff asked them questions and evaluated their responses.

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SM III Formers Present Global Infectious Disease Projects

St. Mark's III Formers participating in this year's Global Seminar have been working on collaborative projects focusing on the impact of globalization and a variety of other factors on the spread of infectious diseases. Mentored by V Form biology students, the III Form students have worked for several week on the research and writing involved in this project. On Tuesday evening, May 1, the groups presented the results of their research in the form of a poster presentation, similar to poster presentations give at science fairs and academic conferences.

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Students Receive Matthews, Jones, and Kean Grants

This May, ten St. Markers were named recipients of grants for specialized study. The Matthews Educational Fund, the Anthony A. Jones International Studies Fund, and the Kean '53 Fellowship program providing the funding. The announcement recognizing those receiving these grants was made at an all-school meeting by Mr. John Camp, associate director of the St. Mark's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in charge of student enrichment.

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Miles Borchard '15 Receives Sarah Siddons Society Honor

Miles Borchard '15, a student at the Theater Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, was recently named recipient of a Robert & Ellen Marks/Sarah Siddons Society Scholarship. Sarah Siddons Society scholarships are given "to outstanding theatre students in the Chicago area, enabling them to further their education in fine arts."

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St. Mark's Spring Sports Outstanding at Mid-Season

Tough weather may have made the start of this spring's St. Mark's athletic campaigns definitely challenging, but just past the mid-season point, with just three weeks remaining until Groton weekend, the Lions are looking strong. Seven varsity teams have posted records of .500 or better, with St. Mark's winning 62% of all varsity contests (as well as winning 62% of all games played by St. Mark's this spring, at any level).

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