Special Upper School assembly with author Tracy Kidder. Parents and alumni are welcome.
Karl Jonske '99 Memorial Lecture Series Presents Tracy Kidder
Tracy Kidder is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains.
The Karl Jonske '99 Memorial Lecture Series honors a devoted student of English and lover of the written word.
Karl graduated from Catlin Gabel in 1999, where he was a National Merit semi-finalist, a member of the varsity tennis team and a captain of the varsity basketball team. He went on to attend the University of Chicago, where he was active in community service, sports and the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago.
His many interests included reading, writing, scuba, and travel. He had a passion for working with young people and volunteered with middle school youth as a math tutor. He hoped to become a professional writer. In addition to the lecture itself, the memorial has provided for the acquistion of 420 titles to date by the Upper School library.
Past lecturers have included poet and essayist Ted Kooser, journalists David Lamb and Sandy Northrop, and photographer Anne B. Keiser.