Welcome to the PS alumni blog! From academic achievements to world travels, we will be posting what our alumni are doing. Please email your alumni news and updates to Ryan Hertlein, Alumni Coordinator and Assistant Director of Admission. Check back to find out about upcoming alumni events.
Will Rippeto, Class of ’14, and Kyra Link, Class of ’12, star in the St. John’s School Winter One-Act Play, Words, Words, Words, by David Ives. Playing intelligent chimpanzees, these PS alumni cynically ponder the purpose of a typing experiment of which they are the subjects. We look forward to seeing Will and Kyra in future productions!
Laura Brill (Class of ’06) has found a way to combine both of her academic interests in Theatre and Physics through Acoustical Engineering at Nebraska’s Wesleyan University. Brill began research at her university’s theater in order to make recommendations for changes that could enhance the sounds an audience hears. Following her research position last summer at the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha, the Acoustical Society of American in Indianapolis, Indiana accepted Brill to their 168th meeting, where she spent a week presenting her research and consulting with other acoustical engineering scientists. As a current senior, she plans to attend graduate school for theatre design, focusing on optimized sound. This PS Alumni has paved her own academic path and we know we will continue to see amazing strides from her work.
Thank you to the alumni who came out and supported the 2013 eighth grade class in their performance of Willy Wonka! The eighth grade musical is an event that has taken place since the start of Presbyterian School Middle School and is a fond memory for many alumni. Current students, families and teachers love to see alumni showing their support for Presbyterian School. We appreciate the support from all of our alumni - Thank you again to all who came!
Left photo: Class of 2011 alumni Adam Nunez, Peter Nyberg, Dewey Gonsoulin, Jack Rogers and Akshay Jaggi.
Hayley Talkington, PS Class of 2010, and Henry Herbert, PS Class of 2011, star in Episcopal High School's spring production "SEUSSICAL the Musical". Performances take place March 1st to March 3rd in the Underwood Theatre at Episcopal High School. SEUSSICAL cleverly combines some of Dr. Suess' most popular books. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults or $5 for students. Stop by to see our PS Alumni perform next weekend!
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.
Left picture: Hayley Talkington as JoJo and Henry Herbert as Cat in the Hat in "SEUSSICAL the Musical".
Joyson Zhang, PS Class of 2012 alum, placed third for his piano performance in the 2012 American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music. This competition included applicants from various corners of the world including Canada, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States. As a result of his third place award, Joyson is invited to perform at The Winners' Recital held at New York City's Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most impressive performance venues. Earlier this year, he placed first in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and was then invited to play at Carnegie Hall. American Protégé is for young actors, dancers, musicians and singers who are on the path to a successful career. Congratulations to Joyson on his many musical achievements!
Episcopal High School launched a weekend celebration of William Shakespeare with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream on October 26th through 28th. Presbyterian School alumni landed twelve parts in the play.
PS alumni starred in the key roles of the lovers, with Maggie Rippeto as Helena, Hayley Talkington as Hermia, Henry Herbert as Lysander, and Matthew Goodrich as Demetrius, each exhibiting a strong command of the language of Shakespeare while infusing the characters with passion and humor.
Notable also were Catherine Tharp as Titania, Queen of the Fairies; Daniel Hancock as Philostrate; Wylie Geibel as Francis Flute; Thomas Best as Snug the Joiner; and Lovell Smajstrla, Hunter Reinertsen-Forehand, Kate Ballard, and Juliana Ganim as attending fairies.
Written by: Jamie Adams, 8th Grade Teacher
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