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Summer 2018

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Embrace Possibility: Thank you!

We are thrilled to announce that we have surpassed our $15M goal and raised over $15.5M for Embrace Possibility, The Campaign for Ravenscroft. Thank you to all of our donors who believe in the mission of Ravenscroft and made this significant achievement possible. Your support of Every Raven, Every Day allows all of our Ravens to soar.

2018-19 Campaign Volunteers- expand for details

Campaign Co-Chairs:
Easter Maynard '89
Jenny and Charles '78 Winston

Campaign Public Phase Leadership:
Pickel and Pete Tannenbaum

Campaign Parent Co-Chairs:
Kelly '90 and Stephen '91 Gould
Laura '92 and Carmin Kalorin

Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs:
Fran and Watson Pugh
Joy and Temple Sloan

Campaign Honorary Committee:
Judy and Chip '55 Anderson
Mary Grady '81 and Vic '74 Bell
Cecelia and Mike Condrey
Noel and Harold Lichtin
Jane and Tom Mann
Connie and James Maynard
Mary and Bill '74 Moss
Flo and Charles '47 Winston
Tracy and Bob '80 Winston
Mary Brent and Bob Wright

Campaign Cabinet:
Sherri and Michael Alspaugh
Beth and Ben Atkeson
Behnaz and Susheel Atree
Amy and Sterling Baker
Laura and Joe Barefoot
Amy and Kyle Barger

Victoria and Bryan Bell
Mary and Julian Bossong
Courtney and Geoffrey Brock
Claire Casey

Beth Church
Tracy and Dan Davidian
Veronica and Mitchell Debrah
Jenn Dominguez and Nate Spilker
Susan and Todd Eichler
Sarah and Zaher El-Assi
Susan and Yuri Fesko
Jennifer and Todd Fincher
Kelley and Will Foster
Andrea and Neil Fox
Katie '95 and Rich '96 Gillespie
Becky and Rob Guenard
Iren and Mark Hianik
Erin and Mike Hollingshead
Stacey and Kevin Jennings
Lane and Larry Kaplan
Kevin Keim
Kim and Brian Kendrick
Nicole and Paul Kerner
Britt and Phil Macnabb
Tracey and Robert Mason
Kim and Satish Mathan
Jessica and Rusty McDonald
Anne '89 and Amir Mehr
Rachel and Fred Mills
Liz and Josh Morgan
Jennifer and Don Munford
Beth and Ronald Norton
Shannon and John '84 Parham
Joyce Pope '04
Donna and Kirk Preiss
Kathy and Steve Pretzer
Dominique and John Primus
Nancie and Paul Pritchard
Ragan and Billy '93 Ramsey
Jane and Michael Reed
Amy Beal and Brett Rogers
June Stewart-Sansom and James '76 Sansom
Sally and Jeff Schmalz
Stacy and Mike Skubic
Bonita Young and Dexter Smith
Ally Sonntag
Dani and Kevin Stansell
Jen and Steven Swift
Aliene and Jim Thompson
Kate and Kevin Thompson
Meg and George '92 Venters
Kim and Tim Vernal
Lynn and Chuck Vitello
Tina and Kevin Vorhees
Anita and Andrew Wells
Jen and Ryan Wickline
Betsy and Jeff Wood

“Lead From Here gives us a shared language to talk
about the moral compass that we want to impart to
our students. We’re seeing it reflected in our new senior
speech program and college applications. It has been
a joy to see Ravenscroft grow and evolve as a result." -Kat Belk, Upper School Math Teacher, Senior Class Dean

“Support of the campaign is one way we can say ‘thank you’ for everything the faculty and staff have been doing for our kids every day.” -Katie Gillespie '95

Lead From Here: Civic Engagement

Our Middle School students enjoy many opportunities for civic and community engagement. As their leadership competencies strengthen, they dig more deeply into issues or causes they are passionate about, exemplifying the model of engagement at the heart of Lead From Here. Enjoy these photos of students presenting their Ravens in Action projects; researching, writing letters about and hearing from local officials on issues related to urbanization; and engaging in community service.

Ravens in Action: A capstone service project for eighth-graders

Urban Geography: Understanding and addressing the impact of urbanization in our community

Middle School Service Learning: Making a difference in partnership with local organizations  

Notes From the Nest/Faculty and Staff News

With so much great news to share about our students — as athletes, leaders, artists, academics and more — and faculty and staff, it’s no wonder we can’t fit all of their photos in the magazine! Enjoy these albums featuring additional pictures of Ravens whose recent accomplishments are featured in Notes From the Nest, plus a video showcasing Quenton Blache ’19’s original strings composition, “Hunted,” which he composed at the Berklee High School Composition Intensive, held at Boston Conservatory in the summer of 2017. (His piece starts at 4:35, and he appears briefly at end of the piece to take a bow.)

Quenton Blache 

Running Over Cancer 5K: Ravens in the Hood fundraiser

St. Baldrick’s: Raising money for childhood cancer

Ravenscroft Athletics

Academic Excellence

Innovation and Technology feature: Keim Center Preview

As the Keim Center for Technology and Innovation takes shape this summer, enjoy behind-the-scenes photos and video, faculty and staff testimonials, and more on the Keim Center project blog.

Read about alumni who are tech innovators — and how Ravenscroft is creating the next generation of tech innovators today — in our Innovation and Technology feature and web extras from our Spring 2018 magazine. And learn more about the Middle School’s “Think It! Design It! Make It!” curriculum, which develops design thinking and sets the stage for innovative student work across STEM fields and beyond.

Creative Leadership Feature: Senior Success

There’s more coverage of the Class of 2018 than we could fit in our print magazine! Our web-only senior content includes video reflections from student leaders about their Ravenscroft experiences; photos and video from Baccalaureate, Commencement and other senior events; news about the Class of 2018’s outstanding athletes; and our annual Senior Success piece. Read on! 

Seniors Talk Leadership!

Senior Commencement Speech

"I thought I was going to come up here and brag about some of our achievements as a class. All the state championships that people in our grade have won or their academic success or even their artistic and musical talent. But I feel that all of those achievements are incomparable to the impact that we have on each other in our everyday lives." -Akshay Lulla '18

2018 Graduation Photos

Class of 2018 Baccalaureate

Class of 2018 Alumni Association Welcome Dinner

Upper School Awards Ceremony

Senior Athletes Leave Outstanding Legacy

Five senior Ravens were among the outstanding winter-season athletes named to Raleigh News & Observer’s All-Metro teams announced March 29: swimmers Matthew Youngbar ’18 and Mary Pruden ’18, wrestler Calvin Atkeson ’18, and basketball players Madison Taylor ’18 and Chris Barnette ’18. Three spring-season senior athletes received this recognition as well: lacrosse player RuthAnne Winston ’18 and golfers Quinn Riley ’18 and Chase Tickle ’18. Congratulations!

Congratulations as well to these members of the Class of 2018 who have committed to play collegiate sports:

  • Calvin Atkeson ’18, football, Dartmouth College
  • Chris Barnette ’18, basketball, Mars Hill University
  • Grace Bergstrom ’18, swimming, Sacred Heart University
  • Josh Brunson ’18, football, Methodist University
  • Patrick Ednie ’18, lacrosse, St. John’s University
  • Jack Hemphill ’18, basketball, Boston University
  • Cole Hudson ’18, tennis, Elon University
  • Heath Parker ’18, football, East Carolina University
  • Mary Pruden ’18, swimming, Columbia University
  • Quinn Riley ’18, golf, Duke University
  • Thompson Schollaert ’18, soccer, Sewanee, The University of the South
  • Madison Taylor ’18, basketball, College of Charleston
  • Matthew Youngbar, swimming, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

College-committed athletes Patrick Ednie ’18, Cole Hudson ’18, Chris Barnette ’18, Calvin Atkeson ’18, Josh Brunson ’18, Heath Parker ’18, Thompson Schollaert ’18, Jack Hemphill ’18, Mary Pruden ’18, Quinn Riley ’18, Madison Taylor ’18, Matthew Youngbar ’18 and Grace Bergstrom ’18.

Global Citizenship Feature: Global Parent Ambassadors

A welcoming community has always been a core value at Ravenscroft. That value has become more important than ever as the school has grown to include more international students and families. Ravenscroft’s Global Parent Ambassadors, or GPA, was formed by parents in 2016 to strengthen that sense of community for international families and help share their cultures with others. Enjoy photos from some of the GPA’s activities on campus, plus photos and videos from Ravenscroft’s Culture Festival.
 

Chinese New Year: Welcome to the Year of the Dog

Center Stage

Tucker Street alumna Marriott Procter Little, a prolific visual artist, was inducted into Ravenscroft’s Fine Arts Hall of Fame this spring. Enjoy this 2012 video in which Little and several other Tucker Street alumni reminisce about special times at Ravenscroft’s original campus in downtown Raleigh.