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2013 Alumni & Homecoming Weekend Registration

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Online registration is open for alumni until September 13.

You may register for specific events on the following page.

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Science teacher Veronica Ledoux's work with Teachers Across Borders South Africa

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Upper School science teacher Veronica Ledoux volunteered this summer for Teachers Across Borders South Africa, working for three weeks with 200 South African math and science teachers from rural schools to help update their skills. South Africa has identified the teaching and learning of math and science as national priorities.

Project founder Yunus Peer praised Veronica for her contributions, noting that she is personable, professional, and passionate about her work. "She made a positive difference for teachers who did not have the same academic experience that we are privileged to in the United States," he wrote to Catlin Gabel head Lark Palma.

"As institutions of higher learning, with such talented faculty, I believe the least we can do is share the knowledge we have about our profession with colleagues in the developing world who so desperately need help with content, methodology and the pedagogy of the subjects they teach, under the most challenging conditions," wrote Yunus. "I know that Veronica's presentation will inspire your faculty with the possibilities of service that advantaged private schools like ours can undertake, and by example, will highlight the values we want our students to embrace, too."

Focus on Giving: Campaign Update

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From the Summer 2012 Caller

The Campaign for Arts & Minds had a productive spring, with more than $1 million in new gifts coming in since our last update in the winter Caller. Total gifts for the Creative Arts Center, as we went to press in late June, totaled $5.39 million, or 78% of our goal. Overall, the Catlin Gabel community has pledged $15.17 million to the campaign over the past two years.
 
Of note is a $200,000 award to the Creative Arts Center made by the Collins Foundation in April. “Receiving a gift from a highly respected foundation such as Collins has really energized our efforts. Support from the greater Portland community is important to this project and endorses our investment in the arts curriculum,” said director of advancement Miranda Wellman ’91.
 
Another telling trend has been the support of the campaign by multigenerational families. “Donors are choosing to involve grandparents, parents, and siblings in their philanthropic process. Whole families are embracing the importance of building the endowment and the Creative Arts Center,” said Miranda. The summer months will be very busy for the Campaign Committee and development staff, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or thoughts about the Campaign for Arts & Minds.
 

 

Focus on Giving: Tuition on the Track

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Launching a tradition for financial aid

From the Summer 2012 Caller

Tuition on the Track represents the essence of Catlin Gabel’s mission: inspired learning leading to responsible action. What began as a single student’s idea became a successful event bringing together multigenerations to raise money for financial aid.
 
The walkathon notion originated as Kate Rubinstein ’12’s “agents of change” paper for her junior English class in 2011. A lifer, Kate fondly remembered everyone working together at the Rummage Sale for a common cause: raising money for financial aid. She understood why the Rummage Sale was not sustainable—too few volunteers, too much time and effort, lagging sales—but wanted future students to have a similar experience. Kate, Brooke Edelson ’12, and a great committee of seniors persuaded their classmates to make the Tuition on the Track effort their senior gift to the school and organized every aspect of the event.
 
“Our dream is for Tuition on the Track to become an annual tradition that makes it possible for students who could not otherwise attend Catlin Gabel to benefit from the exceptional academic and social experience our class has enjoyed together,” say Kate and Brooke. The April 12, 2012, event surpassed the $25,000 goal, raising $50,000! Best of all, students and teachers from across the school came together for an afternoon of walking, skipping, and sprinting. The feeling of doing something good together was as empowering for 1st graders as it was for seniors.
 
Kate envisioned raising enough money to say “yes” to one student who needed a scholarship to attend Catlin Gabel—but their tremendous effort will allow us to admit more than one exceptional student next year. As just one example, this spring we enrolled a 9th grader who has exceptional academic talent, plays two sports, and is known by his peers as a quiet and respected leader. He sought a school where his classmates were passionate about learning and his teachers would truly know him. And we were proud to be able to offer financial aid to this student who will add immensely to our community.
 
Students have selected a handful of juniors to ensure a second Tuition on the Track success in 2013. Alumni and parents are excited about joining future walkathons. The baton has been passed, and a tradition is launched!
 
Be a part of this inspiring philanthropic effort and continuum of giving back by contributing to Tuition on the Track. To make a gift, go online to www.catlin. edu/giving or call 503-297-1894 ext. 310.  

 

Graduation 2012 Photo Gallery

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After a week of steady – sometimes torrential – rain, the weather brightened on the class of 2012. The sun came out just in time to catch photos of a great group of seniors just before they became alumni.

Click on any thumbnail to start the slide show, and see larger and downloadable images.

Video: We Love You, Seniors

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Thoughts from the community on the class of 2012

Video produced by junior Cody Hoyt. Props also to Jesse Kimsey-Bennett '11, who filmed many of the interviews. Jesse is a film major at USC.

 

Video: Senior panel

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Presented by the Parent-Faculty Association

Seven seniors spoke at the May 17 parent community meeting. It was great to hear them talk about what they loved about Catlin Gabel (relationships with teachers!) and what they would change, their paths to college, what was fun during their years at the school, and more.

The video runs for one hour.

Junior Terrance Sun and freshman Valerie Ding were finalists at the Intel International Science Fair in Pittsburgh

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Participants in the international fair had top projects at regional or state fairs.

Terrance entered a project titled "Improvements to Automatic Translation of Legal Text" in the computer science category.

Valerie entered a project titled "Shining Like the Sun: A Novel Quantum Mechanical Approach to Property Analysis and Energy Efficiency Algorithm for White-Light LEDs" in the physics and astronomy category.

Valerie's project won a Fourth Award. In addition, Valerie was one of only 12 students (from over 1,500) to win an all-expenses-paid trip this summer to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, where the students will meet with researchers and see the experiments they are working on.

Congratulations to Valerie and Terrance!
 

Class of 2012 college plans

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» Video: seniors talk about
their college
choices 

 


 

Members of the class of 2012 were accepted to the following colleges and universities.
Unless otherwise noted, one student is attending each of the bolded colleges or universities.

Agnes Scott College
Akita International University
American University, 3 admitted
Amherst College
Bard College, 4 admitted
Barnard College
Bates College, 5 admitted, 3 enrolled
Beloit College, 4 admitted, 1 enrolled
Bennington College, 2 admitted
Boston College
Boston University, 2 admitted
Bradley University
Brandeis University, 3 admitted
University of British Columbia, 2 admitted
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College, 3 admitted, 2 enrolled
Bucknell University
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
University of California at Davis
University of California at Riverside
University of California at San Diego, 2 admitted
University of California at Santa Cruz
Carleton College, 4 admitted
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
University of Chicago, 2 admitted
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Colby College, 5 admitted
Colgate University, 2 admitted
Colorado College, 4 admitted, 2 enrolled
University of Colorado at Boulder, 3 admitted
University of Colorado at Denver
Columbia University
Cornell College, 2 admitted
Cornell University
Dartmouth College, 3 admitted, 2 enrolled
Davidson College, 2 admitted
University of Denver, 3 admitted, 2 enrolled
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University, 2 admitted
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Emerson College
Emory University, 4 admitted
Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts, 2 admitted
Evergreen State College, 2 admitted
Fordham University, 4 admitted
Furman University
George Washington University, 3 admitted
Georgetown University, 2 admitted
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Goucher College, 2 admitted
Grinnell College, 4 admitted
Guilford College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College, 2 admitted
Harvard University
Haverford College
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hendrix College
Hofstra University
Howard University
University of Idaho
Illinois Wesleyan University
University of the Incarnate Word (Honors College)
Ithaca College, 2 admitted
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Kentucky
Kenyon College
University of La Verne
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College, 5 admitted
Lindenwood University
Linfield College, 2 admitted
Loyola Marymount University, 2 admitted

Loyola University New Orleans
Macalester College, 3 admitted
University of Miami
McDaniel College
Middlebury College, 4 admitted
Mills College, 3 admitted
Montana State University, Bozeman
Mount Holyoke College
New College of Florida
New York University, 4 admitted
Northeastern University, 2 admitted
Northwestern University, 4 admitted
University of Notre Dame
Oberlin College, 5 admitted
Occidental College, 13 admitted
Oglethorpe University
Ohio State
Oregon State University, 4 admitted
Oregon State University (Honors College)
University of Oregon, 18 admitted, 3 enrolled
Honors College at the University of Oregon, 7 admitted
Oxford College of Emory University
Pacific University
University of the Pacific
University of Pittsburgh
Pitzer College, 2 admitted
Pomona College, 3 admitted
University of Portland, 2 admitted
Pratt Institute
Prescott College
University of Puget Sound, 8 admitted
University of Redlands, 4 admitted
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3 admitted
Rhode Island School of Design, 2 admitted, 2 enrolled
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Anselm College
Saint Joseph's College-ME
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College of California
University of San Diego, 5 admitted
University of San Francisco, 7 admitted
Santa Clara University, 4 admitted
Sarah Lawrence College, 2 admitted
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College, 4 admitted, 2 enrolled
Seattle University
Simmons College
Skidmore College, 3 admitted
Smith College, 2 admitted
University of Southern California, 5 admitted, 4 enrolled
Spelman College
St. Lawrence University
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Swarthmore College, 2 admitted
Syracuse University
Trinity College, 2 admitted
Trinity University, 3 admitted
Tufts University, 2 admitted
Tulane University
Ursinus College
Vassar College, 6 admitted
University of Vermont, 7 admitted, 2 enrolled
University of Virginia, 2 admitted
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington, 2 admitted
Wellesley College, 4 admitted
Wesleyan University, 3 admitted
Western Washington University
Wheaton College MA, 2 admitted
Whitman College, 10 admitted, 3 enrolled
Whittier College, 2 admitted
Whitworth University
Willamette University, 2 admitted
College of Wooster
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 3 admitted
University of Wyoming

 

Class of 2012 college destinations

Talbot Andrews
Neil Badawi
Jade Bath
Chloe Bergstrand
Annika Berry
Yelena Blackburn
Cameron Boyd
Schuyler Brevig
Amanda Cahn
Rachel Caron
Jade Chen
Ilana Cohen
Alex Compton
Gus Crowley
Emrys Dennison
Brooke Edelson
Cameron Edwards
Devin Ellis
Lauren Ellis
Zoë Frank
Graham Fuller
James Furnary
Genevieve Gideonse
Qiddist Hammerly
Andrew Hungate
Julianne Johnson
Parris Joyce
Thalia Kelly
Holly Kim
Diana Ko
Sarah Koe
Alex Liem
Chloe Loduca
Sammy Lubitz
Esichang McGautha
Grace McMurchie
Lizzie Medford
Walker Michaels
Andrea Michalowsky
Anaka Morris
Mariah Morton
Tapiwa Nkhisang
Nathan Norris
Koichi Omara
Grant Phillips
Jemma Pritchard
Ramtin Rahmani
Kate Rubinstein
Divesh Sachdev
Andrew Salvador
Danielle Shapira
Dylan Shields
Henry Shulevitz
Emily Siegel
Logan Smesrud
Cydney Smith
Taylor Smith
Lauren Spiegel
Megan Stater
Mint Tienpasertkij
Katy Wiita
Cole Williamson
Eli Wilson Pelton
Brandon Wilson
Will Wilson
Jeremy Wood
Jared Woods
Kenny Yu
University of Portland
University of Southern California
Bryn Mawr College
Carleton College
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Oregon
Colorado College
Hampshire College
Colorado College
Barnard College
New York University
Pomona College
Evergreen State College
University of Vermont
Whitman College
University of Denver
University of Rochester
Gonzaga University
Duke University
Swarthmore College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Dartmouth College
Beloit College
Northwestern University
University of Chicago
Vassar College
Willamette University
Rhode Island School of Design
Cornell University
University of Oregon
Bates College
Montana State University, Bozeman
University of San Francisco
Bates College
University of Southern California
Whitman College
Scripps College
University of Denver
Johns Hopkins University
University of Southern California
Emory University
Smith College
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
University of Oregon
Washington University in St. Louis
Sarah Lawrence College
Dartmouth College
Whitman College
University of Southern California
Bates College
University of Colorado at Boulder
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Oberlin College
Bryn Mawr College
Oregon State University (Honors College)
Rice University
Georgetown University
Scripps College
Columbia University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of the Incarnate Word (Honors College)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Harvard University
Trinity University
University of Vermont
Stanford University
Chapman University
Northeastern University

Video: 2012 seniors talk about their college choices

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Catlin Gabel seniors are excited to be off to college! Several students talk a bit about where they're going, and why their college choice is a good one for them.

» Link to class of 2012 list of college acceptances

 Eli's going to Harvard!

 Megan's going to Columbia!

Ramtin's going to Dartmouth!

Logan's going to Oregon State University Honors College!

Grace is going to Whitman College!

Chris Skrapits named district coach of the year

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Congratulations, Chris!

In his first season as head track and field coach, Chris was selected tops in the district.

Girls track team wins district championship

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Go Eagles!

The district meet saw standout performances and personal records for a number of students. The boys placed 3rd – their best showing in years – and 17 students are advancing to state.

Preschool circus photo gallery

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May 2012

It's Not As Easy As It Looks!

Thank you, Sue Spooner, for the photos.

Sophomore Lawrence Sun selected for U.S. physics team

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Way to go, Lawrence!

Lawrence is one of 20 finalists selected for the U.S. Physics Olympiad team. Each year, the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics sponsor a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition.

The selection process began in early January when Lawrence took the F=ma exam. Approximately 400 top scorers on this first test advance to the semi-final round of competition.

The semi-final exam is used as the basis for selection of the 20 members of the U.S. Physics Team. These students, from schools all over the United States, travel to the University of Maryland-College Park at the end of May for the annual U.S. Physics Team Training Camp. There they engage in ten days of intense studying, testing, and problem solving.

At the end of that training camp, five students will be selected for the "Traveling Team." The Traveling Team will return for three additional days of intense laboratory work before they are ready for the International Event.

Read the Oregonian article.

Spring Festival photo gallery

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May 6, 2012 (and sunny!)

Thank you, Ingeborg Holliday, for coordinating our annual community celebration.

Thank you, Sue Spooner, for these amazing photos.

Thank you, Mother Nature, for perfect weather.