Nine Tigers Make College Commitments
This spring, Woodberry held its first ever virtualsigning day to recognize five members of the classof 2020 signing with colleges to continue theirathletic careers. In total, nine members of theclass will be competing at the next level. Here’swhere they’re headed:
Luke Blundin of Crozet, Virginia, will playlacrosse at Christopher Newport University.
Kyle Floyd of Spotsylvania, Virginia, will swim atBoston College.
Aussie Joseph of Corona, New York, will playfootball at Brown University.
Colin Kovacs of Rye, New York, will play lacrosseat Dickinson College.
Rhys Logan of Chicago, Illinois, will play footballat The University of Chicago.
Ben Lundy of Nassau, Bahamas, will swim atTrinity College (Connecticut).
Mathieu Masse-Pelletier of Quebec City,Canada, will throw the shot put and discus atLaval University.
Hawkins Schnabel of Lexington, Kentucky, willplay lacrosse at Sewanee: The University of theSouth.
Jack Stelter of Orange, Virginia, will swim at theUniversity of Tennessee after a gap year.
Graduates Share Reflections
As they wrapped up their classes, Woodberry gave the class of 2020 a platform for sharing their bestmemories. Honoring our Seniors features photos and reflections from seniors who used the space tooffer advice to younger students, thank teachers and coaches, and reminisce on their extracurricularexperiences at Woodberry. Read more at woodberry.org/campus-life/honoring-our-seniors.
For the past four years,Woodberry has invited alumniback to campus to speak abouttheir careers to fifth and sixthformers, offering studentsthe chance to learn about thevariety of industries Woodberryalumni work in through theirhonest, firsthand accounts.
Even though boys werelearning remotely duringthe spring trimester, Dean ofStudents Nolan LaVoie stillwanted to give upper formersthis enriching experience. Hesaid he expected the flexibilityof Zoom calls would “connectthe boys to alumni in aninteresting and unique way.”This remote setup allowedthe boys to pick and choosewhich industries they wantedto learn more about; a handfuleven chose to attend all of thesessions.
Nolan organized a totalof six weekly calls. Alumnifrom a variety of industriesparticipated, including BeauThomas ’05 and Ned Valentine’83 in finance, Jamie Peace’97 and Richard Wright ’96 inenergy, Cameron Wilhoit ’08in medicine, Porter Nolan ’97and Sam Mikell ’08 in law, RobBelk ’08 in technology, andNorwood Scott ’85 and FredBacher ’85, who have retiredbut now dedicate their timeto outdoor adventures. As thealumni answered questions,they shared insights gleanedover the years that apply nomatter their chosen profession.
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