February 2017

Alumni stories

Freya Parekh '03: The Call Sheet
Step behind the scenes as SAS alumna Freya Parekh shares her journey from watching movies to making movies. "We all need to be up by 7:30 a.m. and out the door by 8:00 a.m. We'll have breakfast downstairs and then leave for the mall at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Everyone needs to figure out what they want at the mall - no time for dilly-dallying, we have to be out by 1:00 p.m. because we have a reservation at Nuevo Lorreto at 1:30 p.m." As Freya Parekh finished delivering the detailed schedule to her family and friends, her father turned to her, smiled and quipped, "We are not your crew and this is not a film set, so calm down and relax." Read more>>

Tammy Duckworth '85: An SAS Eagle Takes the Senate
After two House terms, Democrat war veteran and former SAS student Tammy Duckworth won a Senate seat in Illinois in November. Duckworth served in the army during the Iraq war, and there became the first double amputee of the war after the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down in 2004.  Read more>>

Linda Ferguson '67: An Adventurer Comes Home
An 11-year old girl with ash blond hair and green eyes in 1960 stepped out of a hotel in a Southeast Asian country that was still trying to shake its tumultuous colonial past and achieve independence. Fresh from a move from Akron, Ohio, she got into a car helmed by a syce (local term for driver) and was whisked away to a new school.  Welcome to Linda Ferguson's first week of fifth grade at Singapore American School.  Read more >>

Alumni gatherings

Houston and Dallas Alumni Reunions
Almost 100 alumni, former students, faculty and parents gathered together at the Karbach Brewing Company in Houston on February 1 and 60 alumni at the Hotel Lumen in Dallas on February 2 to reunite with SAS friends. Superintendent Chip Kimball, chief advancement officer Sarah Morris, and alumni director Beth Toole attended these two wonderful events. Alumni from every decade were in attendance. It was particularly special to meet Jean Andrews who was among the first cohort of teachers at SAS in 1956. Check out the Houston reunion photo album here and the Dallas photo album here.

Mark your Calendars! Upcoming Events in Chicago, Portland, OR and Minneapolis
Chicago area alumni are encouraged to attend an alumni gathering on June 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Imperial Lamian in Chicago, a restaurant owned by SAS alumna Abigail Djojonegoro '98. For more information and rsvp information, please check here.

The Portland and Minneapolis events are being planned and organized by two different groups of alumni. The Portland reunion will be held on July 22. The Minneapolis reunion will be held September 22-24 and is organized by a group of alumni representing classes between 1960 and 1980. 

Remember when...

Everest Trek Interim Trip 1999: Mrs. Mc Donald and Mr. Terrile led 20 students on a trek in the Himalayas. This month our high students chose from over 50 different interim experiences in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Share your Interim memories here

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