Kent School
Kent School
Alumni Monthly Newsletter
October 2019

On and Off Campus

Day of Service

Last week the Class of 2023 participated in the fifth annual Third Form Day of Service. Students volunteered at over 19 different local organizations to give back to the community, including pie baking for a local soup kitchen, hiking up to Pond Mountain for trail clearing, and helping local senior citizens with yard work and chores.

Zhalyn Kabyken '20

Zhalyn, a 6th former, helped develop the AllerScan allergy application during MIT's LaunchX program and participated in NASA's international summer school. Read about his experiences in Forbes Kazakhstan. (The article is in Russian, so it will require Google Translate or another translation service.)

Live Streaming

Athletic contests and musical concerts are now being live streamed via PlaySight. Check out our Live Streaming page for streaming sports every Wednesday and Saturday. Musical concerts will be live streamed here.

Alumni Spotlight

Nelson Thomas '16

Nelson Thomas '16 is helping to make college textbooks more affordable by serving as the chief marketing officer for ecoText, a new digital textbook service. Read more about how ecoText is revolutionizing the world of college textbooks here.

Sebastian Siegel '92

Sebastian Siegel '92 has produced, written, and directed the feature film adaptation of Ken Wilber’s popular book, Grace and Grit, which stars Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend. The film adaptation explores courage, commitment, and the discovery of love beyond life, and its anticipated release is 2020. Watch the teaser here.

Jess Boyd Elliott '83

Jess Boyd Elliott '83 has been invited to appear as a panelist at the 6th annual Atomacon, a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural convention held in Charleston, S.C. from November 22-24, 2019. She will be reading from her three ghost story collections Ghost LiteTales From Kensington & Other Macabre & Unsettling Offerings, and Uncanny Stout.

Football Alumni

On September 21st, Etienne Boulay ‘02, Trey Rutherford ‘14, Coach Todd Marble, and Matt Connell ’03 reconnected at McGill University following a dramatic 38-37 comeback win by the CFL’s Alouettes de Montréal over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Rutherford is the starting left guard for the Alouettes, Boulay is a former star with the Alouettes, and Connell holds many career passing records made on the same field while he was a student at McGill in the early 2000s.

Upcoming Events

Make plans to return to Kent on November 2 for Homecoming 2019! Join us for a fall festival before cheering on the Lions football team under the lights. 
Schedule highlights include:
  • 3pm Girls Volleyball vs. Greenwich Academy
  • 4pm Fall Festival: Family-friendly celebration featuring seasonal treats, lawn games, and more
  • 5pm Football vs. Hotchkiss
  • 6pm Upper Form Fall Play

Save the Date

Holiday Reception

All alumni are invited to attend the Kent School Holiday Reception Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6-9pm at the New York Yacht Club. Please register online by December 3 and contact Judy Alderman in the Alumni & Development Office with any questions.

Winter Forum

Save the date for the Alumni Council Winter Forum to be held on January 28, 2020 at 6pm at the Yale Club of New York City. More information to come.

Festival Eucharist for Church & School

In Thanksgiving for 40 years of Fr. Schell's leadership, a Festival Eucharist for Church & School will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 11:00am in the Springs Center, Kent School. More information to follow. 

Appreciation for Headmaster Dick Schell '69

So that the Kent School community might demonstrate our collective appreciation for the leadership of Headmaster Dick Schell, the Alumni & Development Office is asking Alumni to send us their personal notes of appreciation. Our office will be creating a memory book which we will present to the Headmaster on the occasion of his retirement. 

Additionally, Kent's Archivist, Katy Armstrong, is creating a special tribute for the Headmaster in the School Library. She is requesting that you send to her any photos that you have of yourself with the Headmaster.

We have created a special email address to receive your notes and photos:
Appreciation@kent-school.edu 
Coming Soon
The Alumni & Development Office will be unveiling a new alumni app in the near future. In the meantime, users of the alumni app will likely notice a service interruption in the coming weeks as we transition to a new app. 
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