Catlin Gabel News Fall 2010

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From the Fall 2010 Caller


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality named Catlin Gabel a five-star member of Fleet Forward, DEQ’s diesel recognition program. . . . . Upper School science teacher Becky Wynne won the University of Oregon High School Teacher Award in appreciation of the fine teaching that has prepared students for the university. . . . Upper School English teacher Art Leo was recognized by Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences as a “Most Influential Teacher and Mentor.” He was nominated by Kate Johnson ’06 when she received a dean’s award for undergraduate academic achievement.


Congratulations to everyone for an inspiring fiscal year wrap-up on June 30. We reached our Annual Fund goal with 80 percent of parents, 92 percent of staff, and 100 percent of faculty participating in giving to the fund.


Upper School students earned a prestigious 10 gold, 12 silver, and 16 bronze medals along with 46 honorable mentions in the National Spanish Exams. In the “Grand Concours” national French exam, eight Upper School students placed among the top 10 nationally in three proficiency levels. For a full list of winners, visit the June 2010 All- School News page.


Ted Case ’10 toured this summer as pianist for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, one of the premier high school bands in the country. . . . Eli Coon ’10 was awarded the Judge Nicholas A. Cipriani Outstanding Performance Award at the national mock trial competition in Philadelphia. . . . Professional musicians in the 13th annual “Hearing the Future” Young Composers Concert at Lewis & Clark College performed an original composition by 4th grader Aditya Sivakumar ’18. . . . .Larissa Banitt ’15 took second place in the Kay Snow Writing Contest for grades 6 through 8 for her short story “They Save the Worst for Last at Ol’ Dogwood,” competing against writers from around the country and abroad.


The 2009–10 spring season was a great one for the Eagles, with three state team wins.
The boys golf team won the state championship, and Matt McCarron ’10 was 1st in state, with a new school record.
The girls track and field team won state, and the 4 x 100m relay team came in 1st— Eloise Miller ’11, Mariah Morton ’12, Linnea Hurst ’11, Cammy Edwards ’12, and Fiona Noonan ’13. The 4x400m relay team won 2nd—Eloise, Mariah, Linnea, and Cammy. Leah Thompson ’11 was state champion in 3000m and 1500m, Eloise was 1st in triple jump and long jump, Mariah came in 2nd at long jump and triple jump, and Cammy was 2nd in 300m hurdles. In boys track and field, Nauvin Ghorashian ’10 was 3rd at state in 110m hurdles.
The boys tennis team won gold at state, and Peter Beatty ’13 came in 1st, Andrew Salvador ’12 was 4th, and Rohan Borkar ’10 was 3rd in state, with Reid Goodman ’11 and Will Caplan ’11 taking 3rd in doubles. The girls tennis team was 4th at state, with Kate Rubinstein ’12 winning 2nd.
Katy Wiita ’12 and her MAC Synchro trio team won gold at the U.S. Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Irving, Texas, in July, competing against top national and international synchronized swimmers. . . . McKensie Mickler ’10 and her club volleyball team finished 2nd at the Emerald City Classic tournament in Seattle. She was one of six players out of about 360 girls in her age division selected for the All Tournament Team. . . . Miguel Gachupin ’17 won the bronze medal in the 12 and under foil fencing competition at the State Games of Oregon.