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Marlissa Hudson '95 was featured in the 11.16.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a profile by classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller. "Hudson, 31, has a superb lyric coloratura voice and an unusually strong grasp of business fundamentals. Since April, Hudson, a John Burroughs graduate who has returned home from Virginia, has worked as the director of on-site programs at COCA....Hudson relies on 'guerilla marketing' -- word of mouth, announcements in church bulletins and electronic media -- to bring audiences to her concerts and recitals....Is there a bright side to tough times? 'I'm bolder now, in terms of what I'm asking of people,' Hudson said. She's also asking more of herself. 'You have to be the best,' she said. 'You can't be fair-to-middlin' and think you're going to get gigs. In a way (hard times) make you smarter -- because you have to be.'" For the complete article, click HERE.

The soccer Bombers
were featured in the 11.14.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "The Bombers struck for four first-half goals at Troy and earned their third consecutive state trip in Class 1. Burroughs (17-10-01) will meet Springfield Catholic (22-5) in the semifinals on Nov. 21. Drew Miller, Michael Vogt, Mike Ettinger and Wade Martin scored for the Bombers; Winston Boldt posted the shutout."

Andy Taylor '66, parent of alumni,
was featured in the 11.14.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the United Way's annual campaign which exceeded goal. "'During tough times, people still stepped up for their neighbors who are in need,' said Andy Taylor, chairman and CEO of Enterprize Rent-A-Car and a co-chair of this year's campaign. 'People dug deep and shared with others less fortunate in this community.'"

Trip Straub '85
was featured in the 11.09.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a business section cover story about Straub's Market's fifth store slated to open in Ellisville next month.  "Straub, now 41, has ...led the 107-year-old business through its evolution from a traditional grocer into an upscale food store chain offering unusual and gourmet items. Tough economy aside, Straub doesn't appear to be slowing down."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Bomber soccer
was featured in the 11.08.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having beaten Whitfield in the district championship. Click HERE for the complete article.

Alex '09 and Sydney '12 Lehman
were featured in the 11.08.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Alex was named the all-metro tennis player of the year for the second consecutive year, and Sydney was named to the all-metro first team. Click HERE for the article.

Jon Hamm '89 and Jamie Sheffield '85
were featured in the 11.08.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Edgewood Children's Center has an item in its auction basket next Saturday that caught this columnist's attention. It's an opportunity to bid on a walk-on role in the 2008 Emmy award-winning drama Mad Men.  The show stars our town's Jon Hamm, a graduate of John Burroughs, who won a Golden Globe this year for his portrayal of Madison Ave. advertising exec Don Draper....Co-chair of the Edgewood event, Jamie Sheffield, 41, went to high school with Hamm, keeps in touch with the actor and arranged the auction item...."

R. Jerome Williams, Sr., father of alumnus and grandfather of alumni,
was featured in the 11.01.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of three medical doctors slated to receive the St. Louis NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Emily Shahan '91
was featured in the fall 2008 issue of Vanderbilt University's college of education magazine, the Peabody Reflector, having recently joined the faculty as "an assistant professor of the practice of mathematics education (M.A., 2001, Stanford University; B.A., 1995, Williams College)."

Erinn Westbrook '06 was featured in the November 2008 Seventeen in a two-page fashion spread in which she was modeling.

Philip Boehm,  parent, was
featured in the 10.29.08 and the 10.28.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch raves of The Blood Knot, a play which "speaks to modern day conundrums of racial boundaries and entitlements, ugly stereotypes and the hope and fear that accompanies the unknown." Boehm is director of the Upstream Theater.  "Upstream's motto, Boehm explained, is 'to move you...move you to think.' His work explores international conflict, immigrant assimilation, cultural and social evolution, as well as plays that speak to universal truths and commonalities.  [Athol] Fugar's 1961 play fits the bill."  John Pierson, faculty, co-stars in the play which is at the Kranzberg Arts Center through November 9. For the 10.28.08 column by Sylvester Brown, click HERE.  For the 10.29.08 review by Judith Newmark, click HERE.

Alex '09 Lehman
was featured in the 10.26.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having won the state tennis title in Class 1 competition.  "Alex Lehman tried to treat her Class 1 title match Saturday at the Missouri girls championships just like any other.  But the John Burroughs senior realized that was not the case.  Not only would this be her final high school match, but she was playing her sister, Sydney, for the first time on the big stage.  Alex was all business, beating her freshman sibling 6-0, 6-4 at the Cooper Tennis Complex to record her third consecutive state singles title and the sixth in a row for Burroughs.  'It was a little different,' said Lehman, who has committed to attend Harvard next year.  'Sydney and I are pretty close, but I am a competitive person.  I really wanted to win this match.  I know her game and her personality, and I felt the key for me was to sty composed."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Diane Katzman, parent, was featured in the October 2008 issue of St. Louis Woman Magazine in a cover story about her jewelry design.  "It's June 1999, and Diane Katzman and her three daughters -- ages 8, 7, and 5 -- are up to their elbows in beads, seated around their pine kitchen table.  'If you have six pearls and you take two away, how many pearls do you have left?' Katzman asks the youngest.....Like a lovely abacus,...the beads capture the girls' interest while teaching them basic math concepts.  Once the lesson is over, they're rewarded with permission to create whatever jewelry they desire.  Later that day, Katzman and her daughters explore the University City Loop.  'Where did you get your necklaces?' asks a passerby.  'We made them,' Katzman answers.  'Can I buy one?' implores the woman.  'Sure,' Katzman says, removing the piece from around her neck.  Soon customers are knocking on Katzman's door.  When the general manager at Neiman Marcus stumbles upon a woman wearing one of Katzman's designs, he quickly arranges a trunk show which is wildly successful.  Neiman's, Sole in the Loop and Annex 2 in Creve Coeur start carrying her jewelry, and by August -- just two months later -- she's got a showroom in New York City....As her children grew, Diane Katzman Design, expanded to encompass 500 retail outlets and later transitioned into a wholesale business.....Katzman has designed jewelry as a fundraising item.  Through her creations for the Alzheimer's Association, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she's helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations all over the world."

Jon Hamm '89
was featured on 10.24.08 in an article about his hit show, Mad Men. "Jon Hamm, who stars as New York ad man Draper, was picked to host NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend, the night before the AMC series concludes its second season.  And, no small point, Mad Men was crowned best drama at this year's Emmy Awards, the first basic cable show to claim top series honors.  Shy of being pumped into the water supply, Mad Men is everywhere -- except on most people's TV sets....[Quoting Robert Thompson, director of the Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University,] 'It happens in literature all the time. Everyone knows about Herman Melville's Moby Dick, but a tiny percentage of the population has read it....You get one of those programs that grip the elite intellectual minority, the people that are writing and talking about culture, and the influence extends a lot further than the actual audience would indicate.' "  Click HERE for the complete article.

Andy Abbott, faculty,
was featured in the 10.22.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having been named Burroughs' next head of school.  "....Andrew H. Abbott, assistant head of school, was named to succeed Keith Shahan, who will retire at the end of this school year after 23 years as head of school....The Burroughs board voted unanimously at a Monday night...meeting, after a nine-month search."  For the complete article, click HERE. Abbott was also featured in the 10.22.08 St. Louis Business Journal.

Jack Taylor, parent and grandparent of alumni, was featured in the 10.22.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "While we in St. Louis have long recognized Jack Taylor's philanthropy, he's now been recognized nationally for his largesse.  Conde Nast's profolio...put Taylor at 26th in the ranks of generosity....His notable gift was $25 million to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center."

Jenny Lowe '02 
was published in the 10.10.08 Oregonian.  She authored an op ed piece about the presidential election. "We're looking for a savior to walk on political water....[We want] a person with a track record of 99 percent perfection, allowing for 1 percent of human error (but never in the really important things).....I will be voting in this election, because I'm grateful to have been born into a democratic nation, no matter how askew.  I believe in having political leaders.  I just happen to be voting for a president and not for Jesus, who isn't running anyway.  Kings aren't up for election."

Leah Gregory Dyer '92 and Nicole Gregory Tate '94
were featured in the 10.11.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a Lifestyle cover story, "Meet the Mompreneurs."  "When Leah bought her home in Lafayette Square, she knew there were lots of possibilities for the commercial property right next door.  She and her sister, Nicole, wanted a way to meet the other young families in their neighborhood and possibly launch a business out of the commercial space connected to her home.  Together, they've created The Half Pint Co-op, which has offered a monthly 'wine and play' gathering since January 2007....They recently contracted with a Spanish language teacher to offer classes for parents and their young children and hope to add Chinese classes soon.  They also want to be able to rent the space out for birthday parties and organize and plan those parties...." 

Jack Biggs '62 was featured in the 10.10.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about Midwest BankCentre and the current credit crisis.  "After Jack Biggs was named chairman of the bank in 2000, he took the holding company to eight branches in the area with $970 million in assets.  Its operations are closely tied to residential real estate, but also to commercial ventures.  Like many community banks, Midwest emphasizes personal service and setting itself apart from larger national financial institutions."  For the complete interview, click HERE.

Diane Katzman, parent,
was featured in the 10.08.08 Central Newsmagazine [sic] in a profile about her designer jewelry business.  "Diane Katzman Designs, sold at major retailers from coast to coast, started at Katzman's kitchen table as a scholastic exercise to improve the counting skills of her three then-elementary-aged daughters....The primary line, called 'Diane Katzman,' incorporates precious metals, stones, vintage glass, beads and Swarovski crystals and includes jewelry, accessories, glassware and leather goods.  Katzman recently launched a new line of jewelry -- 'diane k.' -- as a charitable partnership with MERS/Goodwill....Other national non-profit organizations have commissioned Katzman to create unique jewelry, including the Susan G. Koman Foundation....Katzman's daughters, now all in high school at John Burroughs School, could become the fifth generation to enter the jewelry business."

Seniors Nicole Carter, Dane Jones and Kasey Strawbridge were featured in the 10.07.08 West County Journal in an article about high school awards and honors.  "The National Achievement Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, has announced the names of more than 1,600 African-American high school seniors nationwide who have been designated as semifinalists in the 45th annual Achievement Scholarship program.  Semifinalists from the Journal area in West Counnty include Nicole Carter, Dane Jones and Kasey Strawbridge of John Burroughs School,...."

William B. Ittner, grandparent and great-grandparent of alumni,
was featured in the 10.05.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having been recently inducted to the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop.  "William B. Ittner, the St. Louis architect whose passion for improving school design earned him a national reputation....Appointed St. Louis School Board commissioner in 1897, Ittner designed open buildings that featured natural lighting, inviting exteriors and classrooms tailored to specific eneds.  He designed 50 St. Louis schools, ...and more than 500 nationwide.  More than 35 Ittner buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places."

Rachel Storch '90
was featured in the 10.05.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about a hunger challenge.  "Greg Lukeman, executive director of Food Outreach, challenged his friends to eat for a week on $25.38.  That's how much a disabled Missouri resident typically would get in food stamps....Lukeman persuaded...state Rep. Rachel join him in the challenge the last week of September as part of Hunger Action Month."  Commenting on the challenge, Storch said, "It was very hard and stressful.  I went to bed hungry..."

Alex '09 and Sydney '12 Lehman
were featured in the 10.04.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "John Burroughs will be a heavy favorite to win [Class 1 district tennis]....The Bombers have the top two single seeds in defending state champion Alex Lehman and her sister, Sydney Lehman.

Richard Bucholz, parent of alumni, and Kim Bouldin-Jones, faculty,
were featured in the 10.03-.09.08 St. Louis Business Journal which recognized them as two of eight area Health-Care Heroes.  The special section included interviews with each.  Bucholz was recognized because "he invented computer-assisted, image-guided technology that helps neurosurgeons perform precise brain surgeries and improve patient outcomes."  Bouldin-Jones was recognized because "she started Medical Facility Aid, the first nonprofit dedicated solely to improving the infrastructure of public hospitals in Africa and South America, and incorporates lessons from her trips across the world into her health lessons at John Burroughs."

Peter Schandorff, former faculty,
was featured in the 10.1.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  He was interviewed, along with three others, about their advice to the vice presidential candidates on their upcoming debate.  "Peter Schandorff, recently retired as the longtime debate coach at John Burroughs School.  On Biden:  "I would tell him to keep it short.  He tends to overspeak.  He is zestfully overexplanatory in a lot of ways.  And that to me is his chief failing as a speaker, as a debater.  On Palin:  It's almost like she's an actress.  She's got to know her lines, she's got to hit her mark, she's got to look into the lights and she's got to deliver.  She also should never call the moderator by his first name, as she did with Charlie Gibson on the ABC interview."

Philip Barnes, faculty,
was featured in the 9.30.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus.  "At Sunday afternoon's season opener, On First Hearing, artistic director Philip Barnes once again demonstrated that contemporary a cappella choral music can be both intellectually challenging and a pure pleasure to hear."  For the complete review, click HERE.

Chris Perkins '06
was featured on the Brown University 9.29.08 web site, having been named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week.  "Perkins, the Ivy Defensive Player of the Week, led a Brown defensive effort that led to the Bears first win over Harvard after eight straight losses.  Perkins made a team high nine tackles, including six solo stops, forced two key fumbles, including one that led to a Brown touchdown, broke up two passes, and was in on a tackle for a loss."

was featured in the 9.29.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an update on the search for the next head of school.

Rebecca Kousky '00
was featured in the 9.26.08 Ladue News in an article about area alumni who "give back."  "Rebecca Kousky of Clayton (JBS '00) went to Washington University for her masters' in social work, graduated in 2006, and started a nonprofit, Nest, the next week.  The program gives microloans to women artisans in developing countries and lets them repay the loans through products that Nest sells.  It's a unique model, says Kousky.  'Rather than relying on interest rates, our loans are interest-free.'....Nest is now working in eight countries. 'We're growing a lot, so one of our missions is to move beyond microloans and focus on other forms of development,' Kousky says. 'We want to do more education and product development work, business and financial training, and creative development like working on creating community centers, which will give us a forum to start addressing other issues in these women's lives.'....The group has an Oct. 29 fund-raiser costing $50 per person, at Lucas Park Grille....Interested readers should contact her at for more details."

Liesl Schnuck '09
was featuerd in the 9.24.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as an athlete of the week.  "The senior [field hockey] midfielder has had at least one point in all nine games and is tied for second in the area in scoring with 25 points on seven goals and 11 assists.  Recently, she scored the game-winner in overtime to give Burroughs a 2-1 win over MICDS and followed that with two goals and two asissts in a 5-1 triumph over Ladue."

Jessica Perkins, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 9.20.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch for having received "the National Black MBA Association-Wells Fargo Entrepreneur Excellence Award for [her] company, Vector Communications."

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 9.19.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Alan Trzecki was as surprised as anyone when Scott McDoniel left John Burroughs after 10 successful years to become director of girls coaching for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club.  But Trzecki and the Bombers, who finished third in Class 1 a year ago, have not missed a beat.  Burroughs is 5-1-1 and ranked No. 8 among small schools.  'The seniors and the other returning guys have helped a lot,' said Trzecki, who coached 15 years at Villa Duchesne before joining McDoniel's staff three seasons ago....Key players for the Bombers include defenders Jack Fischer, David Franks and Max Witt, mid-fielders Michael Vogt and Drew Miller and versatile senior Wade Martin, who leads JBS with three goals and three assists.  Sophomore Winston Boldt has been a pleasant surprise for the Bombers...."

Sharon Harvey Davis, parent of  alumnus, was featured in the 9.12-9.18.08 St. Louis Business Journal as one of the area's 25 "most influential minority business leaders."  As part of an interview, Sharon, director of diversity at Ameren, was asked why diversity is important in a work environment.  She responded, "UCLA and the University of Wisconsin did a study on productive teams.  What they found was teams that are homogeneous perform in the middle, and they never can get past that because at a certain point there are no new ideas being introduced.  Diverse teams perform in one of two places.  They can either crash and burn because there are so many different types of personalities.  Or they are the highest performing team because they have figured out how to incorporate all the differences of viewpoints, thoughts and working styles." 

Josh Goldman '94 was featured in the 9.03.08 St. Louis Jewish Light in an article about his work as program director for ACCESS Academies Reading Program.  "Josh Goldman's love of learning led him to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy and theology from St. Louis University, his Master's of Education from the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University and his Master's of Social Work from the George Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  His passion for inner city development led him to turn the theories he developed in school into practical realities....'Our strategy is to work with the fourth and fifth graders to boost their reading so that they're ready for the ACCESS program by middle school,' says Goldman.  Throughout the school year, he supervises sites which offer intensive reading curriculums.  The goal, he says, is to inspire a love of reading in each of the students.  His approach works.  Stellar students in the program have transformed their grades from Ds to Bs, and have climbed two grade levels in reading ability."

Jay Williamson '85 
was featured on 9.03.08 as he welcomed the PGA to St. Louis for the BMW Invitational.  Click HERE for Jay's take of the best of St. Louis.

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the September 2008 issue of ESPN's Metro St. Louis Rise.  Her profile was the cover story.  "John Burroughs senior Alex Lehman attended a tennis academy during eighth grade, but it wasn't until she took part in the full high school experience that she felt good about her game.....The small private school with about 100 students per grade is known more for its academics than for any dominant athletic programs.  Rated one of the top 30 college preparatory high schools in America by The Wall Street Journal in 2007, Burroughs students clearly spend more time in the classroom than they do on the practice field.  Many elite prep athletes would consider that atmosphere an impediment.  For senior Alex Lehman, it's a selling point.  Despite being a back-to-back Class 1 tennis state champion and Missouri's No. 1 player in the USTA 18-U rankings as of press time, Lehman is more concerned about her education than padding her tennis resume."

Emily Foley '10
was featured in the summer edition of Grand Connections (Saint Louis University's faculty and staff newspaper).  "Every summer, researchers from all over the Saint Louis University campus spend six weeks mentoring high-achieving high school students.  Along the way, the SLU faculty members hope they're helping capture the next generation of top scientists.  Through Students and Teachers as Research Scientists, a program better known as STARS, rising juniors and seniors are paired with research mentors from SLU and other area institutions, including Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which founded the program....Laurie Shornick, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, mentors STARS student Emily Foley, who attends John Burroughs School in St. Louis."  Emily's research project examined inflammatory proteins produced during viral infections.

Jason Chen '98
was featured in the 8.31.08 New York Times in an announcement of his marriage to Julia Weber.  "The a submarine officer stationed at the Pentagon, where he works in the operations support division for the director of naval intelligence.  He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis and has a master's degree in Russian and Eastern European studies from Oxford."

Bomber football
was featured in the 8.27.08 West County Journal in a preview of high school football.  "Since the start of the century John Burroughs has had one of the top programs in the area.  In 2001, the Bombers won a state championship.  They followed that with several seasons of multi-win football.  Last year the program suffered something of a setback....Look for the Bombers to get back on track this fall as a new defensive scheme and a solid senior class has everyone in camp anxious to get started."  For the complete story, click HERE.

Alex '09 and Sydney '12 Lehman
were featured in the 8.24.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "John Burroughs senior Alex Lehman has enjoyed a lot of success as a high school tennis player.  She's a two-time state singles champion and has not lost a high school match against a player from Missouri.  But one thing is missing form Lehman's impressive resume:  a team state championship....Lehman feels this [season] is the best chance Burroughs has to win its first team state title this decade.  A lot of that has to do with the addition of a player Lehman knows well, her younger sister Sydney....Junior Emily Smith and sophomore Katie Smith [no relation] were very competitive in the two and three spots in the Bombers lineup last year.  They should be dominant at three and four....'I know Alex wants this more than anything,' [Burroughs coach Steve] Beauchamp said.  'We want to do it for her, and she wants to do it for us.....Our standards this year are very, very high.  I think we are up to the challenge.'"  For the complete article, click HERE.

Jamie Sheffield '85
was featured in the 8.22.08 Ladue News cover story about Edgewood Children's Center.  "Programming at Edgewood ranges from residential treatment, which provides around-the-clock care for 40 children, to Edgewood School, a special education school for children in both residential and outpatient programs.  There is also a 'permanency program' which helps find foster kids permanent homes, and preventive intervention that takes place in the child's home with the goal of keeping the child with their family as long as possible....The organization depends on fund-raisers like its 'In The Vineyard' event at Plaza Frontenac Nov. 15 to raise dollars and awareness."  Jamie is co-chair of the event.

Drew LaBarge '06
was published in Seasons Magazine.  He chronicled, through text and photography, his family's recent safari in Kenya.  "We all achieved what we wanted on the trip with a mix of making personal connections, seeing local cultures, viewing almost every species of wild game in East Africa and everything in between."

Erinn Westbrook '06 was featured in the September 2008 issue of Seventeen in an article and photo spread about hair cuts. 

Helen Rapp '10
was featured in the 8.20.08 West County Journal.  "Helen Rapp, 17, has been in community theatre since she was 9....So when her brother, Turner, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10, she realized that she and her friends could use their talents to raise money for diabetes research....Helen and her friends organized themselves into the Arch City Theatre Troupe and staged their first benefit at Rossman School in Creve Coeur....Her production raised $4,000 for the first year (2005), more than $8,000 the second year and more than $15,000 last year.  This year's goal is $16,000.  All proceeds benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation....This year's production is centralized around the theme of magic."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Jon Hamm '89
was featured in the cover story of the August 2008 ALIVE STL.  "Until last year, actor Jon Hamm was relatively unknown....It wasn't until his Golden Globe-winning show beat out Grey's Anatomy and House for best drama this year that the masses started to sit up and take notice.  So imagine Hamm's surprise when he...took home the golden statue for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama for his starring role in Mad Men."   In the interview with ALIVE STL, Hamm commented on growing up in St. Louis.  When asked how he liked Burroughs, Hamm said "I loved it.  It's a wonderful, wonderful school and the faculty is amazing and the coeducation philosophy is incredibly cool.  You're encouraged to try singing and try painting and try sculpture and try acting, and if you happen to like it, then you can pursue it further.  And if you don't, then, you know, thanks for trying.  You know, it's like a little arts college."

Heather Hawk '96
was featured in the August 2008 edition of St. Louis Woman in a profile of her career.  "As host of Smart Living, Heather has welcomed guests for two years.  It's just one of dozens of projects the 30-year-old has worked on in her 14-year career.  That's right; do the math.  She's been working in the fitness industry since she was 16 -- first as a 'spokesmodel' for fitness equipment at trade shows, then branching into radio, television and DVDs.  But in an industry dominated by looks, Heather focuses on what's inside."

Helen Rapp '10
was featured in the 8.17.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Four years ago, after Turner Rapp ['12] was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, his older sister Helen wanted to do something to help find a cure.  So she organized a show to raise money for research. To date these shows have brought in more than $28,000, all of it going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Helen Rapp — now a student, 16, at John Burroughs — raises the curtain on this year's musical revue, "Magic To Do," on Friday.  The big production involves about 35 cast and crew members, all between the ages of 7 and 18. The event also includes a bake sale, a raffle and a silent auction. "

Kim Kennedy '04
was featured in the 8.16.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Bernie Miklasz's column.  "Wildwood native Kim Kennedy, a 2008 graduate of Middlebury College and captain of the school's nationally ranked women's soccer team, is serving as a field intern and project coordinator for Grassroot Soccer in South Africa. Grassroot Soccer uses soccer as a tool in the effort to educate young people about reducing AIDS and HIV in African nations. Kennedy is a 2004 grad of John Burroughs."

Becca Katzman '10 was featured in the 8.15.08 Ladue News.  "While other kids her age spent their summer lounging around the pool or working at a summer job, John Burroughs junior Becca Katzman took six weeks to ride her bike more than 3,000 miles on a journey from coast to coast to raise money and awareness for Extra Hands for ALS.  Traveling with 10 teens and two college-aged chaperones, the group carried their gear through the journey, stopping to sleep in fields, hostels and churches.  Along the way they were interviewed by dozens of news outlets interested in hearing about their mission.  Extra Hands for ALS is a local nonprofit that places young people in the homes of families affected by ALS to help with chores and other household duties and offer a respite to the ALS caretaker."

Jim and Jan Stevens, former faculty member and parents of alumni,
were featured in the 8.13.08 West County Journal in congratulations for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Christy Phelps '09
was featured in the 8.13.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about high school students working at Daniel Boone's home in Defiance, MO.  "Learning about pioneer culture by living it was the premise behind two new programs offered this summer for high school students....Christy Phelps, 17, of St. Charles...said she has been trying to encourage her friends to visit the 1,000-acre site.  'Before I came out here, some of them had never even heard of the place,' she said.  Christy will be returning to school at John Burroughs on Sept. 2, but she...hope[s] to volunteer at the home next summer."

Bomber tennis
was featured in the 8.12.08 Kirkwood-Webster Journal.  "John Burroughs has long been a factor in high school girls tennis.  The Bombers won six state championships from 1988-1999.  But, they have yet to win a title this century.  That could change this year, as Burroughs returns the top player in the state and boasts one of the top newcomers in the state and an experienced supporting cast....The Bombers feature two-time state Class 1 singles champion Alex Lehman ['09].  Lehman has yet to lose a high school match against a player from Missouri.  This year, she will be joined at the top of the lineup by her sister, Sydney ['12], who has a solid resume in the Missouri Valley circuit of the United States Tennis Association."  For the complete article, featuring other Bomber players, click HERE.  NOTE:  This article also appeared in the 8.13.08 West County Journal.

Justin Meehan, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 8.06.08 West County Journal, in an article about his work and commitment to Tai Chi.  "The elder Meehan is a world renowned instructor and student of Tai Chi (Taiji).  He has over 40 years of Taiji experience.  For the past 15 years, he's taught Taiji at the Missouri Botanical Garden....Growing up in New York City, Justin decided his fighting skills could use some sharpening.  It was a different time, a turbulent time in American history.  Getting into a scruff in the street wasn't unheard of.  It was almost a rite of passage into adulthood....What he found was a completely new way of seeing the world.  While his fighting skills improved, it became a life-changing experience....He became obsessed with Chinese philosophy and culture.  It struck a chord with him.  It enlightened him.  It 'freed' him....He spends his days as a self-employed lawyer.  He finds it a good avenue to live and work the philosophy and principals taught in Taiji."

Jon Hamm '89
was featured in the 8.05.08 Page Six Magazine of The New York Post in an article about his career, his AMC hit show Mad Men and his personal life.  "After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993, Jon taught drama to eighth graders at John Burorughs School, his own St. Louis alma mater.  In 1996, he packed up his 10-year-old beat-up Toyota Corolla and moved to Los Angeles with just $150 in his pocket, couch surfing at the homes of friends while he waited tables and tried to break into TV and movies.....A friend of a friend, actor Paul Rudd, introduced Jon to some key people in the industry....Even still, more than three years went by before Jon got a single TV or movie role.  Then he met his now girlfriend, actress-writer Jennifer Westfeldt...[who] cast  him in [her] film [Kissing Jessica Stein]....[S]oon after he landed a one-off guest spot as a fireman on the TV drama Providence that led to a 17-episode stint."   Click HERE for the article.

Andrew Volpe '98
was featured in the 8.01-8.07.08 St. Louis Business Journal.  "Ludo, a five-member rock band that includes three St. Louisans -- Andrew Volpe, Tim Ferrell and Tim Convy -- is hot, hot, hot.  They were on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 11.  They played an hour of their favorite videos (including their own) on MTV2 on June 14.  They were on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 9.  And their song Love Me Dead is featured on a widely aired promotion of the upcoming season of the Fox TV series House.  Volpe is a John Burroughs grad who dropped out of the music program at Wash U...."

Margaret Bahe, faculty, and Patricia Wolff,  parent of alumni,
were featured in the 8.01.08 Ladue News.  A special section, Remarkable Women in St. Louis, profiled five area women, including Margaret for education and Pat for medicine.  Quoting Margaret, "I'm one of those people who's here [at Burroughs] a lot, but I like it.  I like watching my students go from seventh- to 12th-graders and knowing we're sending out into the world people who will make a difference, no matter what their field."  Quoting Pat, who is a pediatrician at Forest Park Pediatrics and who founded Meds & Food for Kids which brings medicine and enriched foods to maulnoursihed Haitian children, "What I do there [Haiti] is more important than what I do as a pediatrician in St. Louis, where I could be replaced by any one of 100 people.  In Haiti, both my knowledge and whatever medicine I have with me is the only thing there is.  That's a powerful  reinforcer.  We all want to do something meaningful."

Eleven rising juniors and seniors
were featured in the 7.31.08 St. Louis Chinese American News in an article about the 2008 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program sponsored by several area corporations in partnership with UMSL, the Danforth Center, SLU, Wash U and SIUE.  "More than 80 high school students spent their summer working with some of the top scientists in the area.  These aspiring scientists conducted a wide range of research, studying everything from the mating activities of female snakes to new methods for early cancer detection."  Click HERE for the article.  The record-breaking number of Burroughs students include:  juniors Emily Foley, Alex Goel, Supriya Hobbs, Radhika Jain, Emma James, Jack Linshi, Jenny Liu, JJ Liu and Matt Williams, and seniors Hannah Gu and Joanne Maliekel.

Henry Roediger, parent of alumni,
was featured in the 7.27.08 New York Times in an article about his research and recent article in the journal Science.  "Rereading class notes with highlighter in hand may not be the best way to study.  New research suggests that frequent testing -- even self-testing -- is a better bet for retaining information.  Henry L. Roediger III, professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, says his study of 180 students shows the benefits of  'the testing effect.'...Do the findings suggest that standardized testing improves student performance?  Dr. Roediger says he doesn't take a position on policy debates.  But then he adds:  'The bottom line is yes.'"

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 7.27.08 Parade Magazine.  "His sucess on Mad Men (winning a Golden Globe award and a SAG nomination) has his movie career soaring.  In December, we'll see Hamm in a big-budget remake of the old sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, with Keanu Reeves, Kathy Bates and Jennifer Connelly.  ' And I've done The Boy in the Box,' he said, 'a small but good independent murder mystery with Josh Lucas.'"

Burr Oak Camp
was featured in the 7.21.08 BJC Today in an article about campers who make cards for BJC Hospice patients.

Peter Cohen '08, Andrew Hubb '08, Jonathan Lim '08 and Anna Tripodi '08
were featured in the 7.21.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about area students who have received National Merit awards from the colleges/universities they will be attending:  Peter from the University of Chicago, Andrew from the University of Tulsa, Jonathan from Boston University and Anna from the University of Chicago.

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 7.20.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his AMC hit series, Mad Men.  "Don Draper, played by former St. Louisan Jon Hamm, is an advertising executive in Mad Men.  He is an Emmy nominee for outstanding lead actor in a drama....Hamm, a 1989 graduate of John Burroughs School, couldn't look more at ease in his slim suit and slicked-back hair, but says one advantage of playing a period character is that 'I dont', in my real-life dress, look too much like Don (so) I'm able to blend into the background.'...Mad Men has been heaped with praise and inundated with awards.  In its first season, now out on DVD, the AMC drama won Golden Globes, Writers and Directors Guild awards and a Peabody.  The Television Critics Association hailed it as the outstanding new series and program of the year.  On Thursday, the Television Academy piled on 16 Emmy nominations.  Hamm says, 'I've been so proud of this thing from the beginning that to have it validated and vindicated in the greater world of television criticism and the culture is amazing.'"

Jay Williamson '85
was featured in the 7.17-7.21.08 issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  A competitor in the British Open, "St. Louisan Jay Williamson is sharing his experiences in diary form from Royal Birkdale in Southport, England."  Click HERE for the 7.17.08 diary, HERE for 7.18.08, HERE for 7.19.08, HERE for 7.20.08 and HERE for 7.21.08.

Jon Hamm '89
was featured on CNN 7.17.08 in a segment on Emmy nominations and in the 7.18.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Hamm's series Mad Men has been nominated as best drama and Hamm as best leading actor.  Click HERE for the CNN piece and HERE for the STLPD article.

Clarissa Polk '06 and Meredith Stoner '09
were featured in the 7.16.08 St. Louis Jewish Light Online in an article about Cultural Leadership, "a local nonprofit youth leadership development organization that rekindles the commitment between Jews and African-Americans to fight discrimination....[A]s Cultural Leadership produces new classes of alumni, its most direct legacy appears to be in the personal choices of its graduates.  Some, such as Clarissa Polk, a graduate of John Burroughs and a rising junior at Colgate University, continue to immerse themselves in other cultures.  'I'm a member of the Colgate Jewish Union.  I'm not Jewish.  I'm also a member of the Hindu Student Association.  I've always been fascinated by details and people, and Cultural Leadership was an opportunity that made those details of the past palpable.  So I'm in those things just to learn, and I'm sure I would not have joined them without Cultural Leadership,' Polk said....Cultural Leadership uses the group dynamic to enhance the {experience].  Leaders recognize the inevitability of conflict in a group of teenagers, together without a break for 24 days.  They learn tension-relieving activities to smooth intra-group tensions, but also as vital leadership skills.  'We're a lot closer now.  We've seen a lot of different sides of each other.  We were together for 24 days.  We're better leaders now, better listners.  We're more patient and we work together better,' John Burroughs junior [rising senior] Meredith Stoner said."

Michael Laycob '99, Margaret Pundmann '97, Matt Scherrer '97 and John Srivisal '96
were featured in the 7.11-7.17.08 St. Louis Business Journal as four of the 30 Under 30 special section, identifying "young professionals in the St. Louis metro region who already are on their way to being the next generation of movers and shakers."  Michael is with Bryan Cave LLP, Margaret founded Margaret Pundmann Life & Business Coaching, Matt is with Thompson Street Capital Partners, and John is with Solutia.

Diane Katzman, parent, was featured in the 7.11-7.17.08 St. Louis Business Journal.  "Diane Katzman, a breast cancer survivor and owner of Diane Katzman Design, has a new line of men's ties in 76 different designs, all in a pink theme, that will be sold in 1,033 stores nationwide to benefit breast cancer detection, treatment and research."

Joe Edwards '64
was featured in the July/August issue of Commercial Journal - St. Louis in an article about the Flamingo Bowl in the Delmar Loop.  "Impressario, entrepreneur and real estate developer Joe Edwards is not best known for one thing, but many.  In 1972, Edwards opened Blueberry Hill....In 1980, he co-founded The Loop Special Business District....In 1988, Edwards founded The St. Louis Walk of Fame....Seven years later, Edwards restored and reopened The Tivoloi Theatre....In 2000, he opened the 50,000-square-foot Pageant....[In 2003, he developed] The Pin-Up Bowl....Today, Edwards, a graduate of John Burroughs School in Ladue and Duke University, is lauded for creating what is called 'Downtown St. Louis' Bowling Mecca.'....After a two-year development process, he developed The Flamingo Bowl...."

Carolyn Kousky '98
was published in the 6.30.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Her op-ed piece addressed flood management policies.  "Maybe we should take a lesson from the Dutch, the masters of engineering works to hold back floodwaters.  They have adopted a 'Room for the River' policy and are returning some land along rivers to open space.  It grew out of a realization that climate change could mean even more flood water -- water that needs somewhere to go that that is not into homes and businesses.  It is time for the St. Louis region to realize that it needs to make way for the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, instead of trying to force the rivers to make way for us."  The STLPD described Carolyn as "a graduate of John Burroughs School in St. Louis County, [who] just completed work on her Ph.D. degree in public policy at Harvard University, where her focus was natural disaster policy.  In September, she will become a fellow at Resources for the Future, a non-proft, non-partisan research institute in Washington, D.C."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Rachel Storch '90
was featured in the 6.20-6.26.08 St. Louis Business Journal.  "Since her election into the House four years ago, Rep. Rachel Storch has been turning heads.  Dubbed a 'rising star' in the Missouri Democratic Party, Storch has already been named to leadership roles within her party's caucus and picked to head the House Democratic Campaign committee."

John Dicken '09, Ally Asaro '08, Maggie Kistner '08,  and Anna Tripodi '08
were featured in the 6.21.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named to all conference teams:  John to the ABC League's second team in baseball, Ally and Maggie to MWAA's red first team in soccer, and Anna to MWAA's Red second team in soccer.

Alex Lehman '09 and Mitch Stromsdorfer '08
were featured in the 6.20.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a wrap-up on state champions and players of the year.  Mitch took first in state in Class 2 wrestling.  Alex took first in state in Class 1 tennis and was named player of the year for girls tennis by the STLPD.

Jon '99, Pascale '01 and Bryant '03 Thomas
were featured in the 6.19.08 St. Louis American.  "'Knowledge is power.'  The Thomas siblings...heard those three words so many times from their father that it became a running joke.  More importantly, it became a principled belief by which they all live and achieve academically.  Now, in less than a month of one another, all three siblings have graduated with advanced degrees.  [Jon] graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine on May 15.  Bryant...graduated with a B.A. in economics from Morehouse College on May 18.  Then Pascale...graduated from Harvard Law School on June 5."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Maggie Kistner '08
was featured in the 6.17.08 Kirkwood-Webster Journal.  "Maggie Kistner could have been an Olympian. As a youth, Kistner impressed on the track as a distance runner.  Her skills convinced her club coach...that, if she kept running, a date with a world championship was possible....Kistner broke [his] heart, though.  She wanted to focus on soccer.  She quit track after seventh grade.  Soccer has been good to Kistner.  The recent John Burroughs graduate will kick the ball around at the University of Virginia in the fall.  She's played in some of soccer's hallowed places.  Kistner traveled to Germany and Amsterdam and was supposed to lace them up in Brazil, all in the name of soccer.  Kistner was named the North team's Most Valuable Player in the Missour Athletic Club's annual all-star game at Anheuser Busch Center.  She tallied a goal and an assist, as her North teammates ran roughshod over the South for a dominating 4-0 victory.  For her efforts Friday, Kistner is the Journal Athlete of the Week.  For the complete article, click HERE.

Ana Llewellyn '07
was featured in The MUNY Summer 2008 program.  "Ana Llewellyn (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make her professional debut on the Muny stage after spending five years as a Muny Teen.  Ana is pursuing a BFA in musical theatre at Penn State."

Alyssa Mizell '08
was featured in the 6.15.08 St. Louis Post-Disptach, having been named to the grils track honor roll in pole vault.

William Kistner '73 was featured in the 6.15.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  He wrote a Father's Day op-ed piece about the stress of being a civilian dad whose wife is posted overseas.  Click HERE for the piece.

Scott McDoniel, former coach,
was featured in the 6.12.08 St. Louis Post-Disptach in an article about his departure from Burroughs to become "director of girls coaching for St. Louis Scott Gallagher, the newly formed club created by the merger of Scott Gallagher, St. Louis Soccer Club, Metro United of Illinois and Missouri Premier.  "One of the area's premier soccer coaches, McDoniel recently stepped down after 10 seasons at John Burroughs.  He coached Bomber girls to the Class 1 title in 2003 and to a runner-up finish in 2001.  His boys teams made three state appearances, finishing second twice and placing third last fall.  'Honestly, it was one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make,' McDoniel said.  'Everything about John Burroughs is first-class, and I know I'm going to miss that.  The people at Burroughs gave me so much freedom and support, and I'll always be grateful for that.'" 

Maggie Kistner '08
was featured in the 6.12.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having been named to the All-Metro Girls Soccer First Team.  "The Missouri Class 1 player of the year as a sophomore, Kistner missed all but three games as a junior because of a stress fracture in a foot.  Healthy again, she provided leadership and stability for a young Bombers squad.  Kistner, who earned third-team honors as a freshman and first-team recognition as a sophomore, spent most of this season in the back but still managed eight goals and 14 assists.  She has signed with Virginia."

Josh Goldman '94
was featured in the 6.06.08 Ladue News in an article about his commitment to local literacy.  "Unlike many St. Louisans who forsake St. Louis for coastal climes once they graduate college, Josh Goldman decided to make a difference in his hometown community. After receiving his master's in education from Peabody College in Nashville and working in elementary school classrooms for several years, he created a literacy program here in St. Louis that has become a positive influence in the lives of disadvantaged children."

Leslie Landau '00 
was featured in the 6.06.08 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Andrew Vitt.  "The bride-to-be graduated in 2000 from John Burroughs School and earned a B.A. in 2004 and a master's of accounting in 2005 from Washington University."

Forrest Richmond '09
was featured in the 6.03.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been given honorable mention for all-metro tennis.

Seniors Alex Boehm, William Bush, Davis Camp, Andy Gottlieb and Michelle Hwang
were featured in the 6.02.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been awarded Merit Scholarships by the colleges they will be attending in Fall 08.

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured on the 6.02.08 University of Pennsylvania's web site, as an incoming member of the school's wrestling team.  Click HERE and scroll down the Penn site.

Caroline Katzman '09
was featured in the 5.30.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as the first high school student to register to vote as part of "Art to Vote," a bipartisan voter awareness and registration campaign.  Susan Sherman, parent, was also featured as a member of the committee.

Josh Harris '89
was featured in the 5.28.08 West End Word in an article about his music career, including playing keyboard for Seal.  Click HERE for the story.

Peter Raven, parent of alumni,
was featured in the 5.28.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Peter Raven, head of the Missouri Botanical Garden, has received a top honor from this year's National Arbor Day Awards."

Sam Fox, grandparent, was published on the op-ed page of the 5.26.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Fox is the U.S. ambassador to Belgium and wrote on the strength of U.S.-Belgian relations.  "The 175-year relationship between Belgium and the United States is like a solid marriage:  Disagreements, even substantial ones, can be irritating, but they are not threatening."  Fox used the Belgian observation of Memorial Day, during which Belgians remember the U.S. role in both world wars, as evidence.

Myles Moody '09 was featured in the 5.24.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an account of the Missouri track and field championships.  In Class 3 competition, Myles took 3rd in the triple jump with a distance of 45-8.

Lyda Krewson, parent, was featured in the 5.24.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Central West End merchants have a new ally in their battle against pushy panhandlers:  parking meters converted to collect for charity.  The idea is to discourage begging by creating competition for change, while at the same time providing people with an alternative route for their altruism.  Money dropped in the decomissioned meters stationed on sidewalks will be given to local social service organizations.  'Say "No to panhandling, and yes to agencies that help the needy," Alderman Lyda Krewson, whose ward includes the Central West End, said at a news conference Friday.'"

Helen Rapp '10
was featured 5.21.08 on KMOV-TV in a "Do the Right Thing" segment.  Helen was recognized for her work on behalf of juvenile diabetes.  Click HERE for the clip.

Hody Nemes '08
was published on the op-ed page of the 5.19.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "My prayers for Israel for the coming 60 years connect inextricably with my hopes for the Palestinian people, hopes that they will be able to build the academic, cultural and political institutions necessary to maintain a stable society.  I pray that peace will be achieved long before Israel's 120th anniversary (when I will be 78!).  I pray that a Palestinian state soon will coexist peacefully with an Israeli state on the hills of the holy land.  Together, who knows what feats they might achieve?  These may sound like high hopes, but Israel is a nation that knows about hope.  Its existence proves [Theodor] Herzl's admonition:  If we will it,it is not dream."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Alex '09 and Sydney '12 Lehman

Franklin Huang '95 was featured in a spring issue of the Record, Washington University's twice-weekly electronic newsletter.  "Providing quality health care in the United States and abroad is such a priority to Franklin Huang, Ph.D., that he has spent nearly the past decade preparing for it.  After receiving a degree in medicine this week, Huang is heading to Boston to begin an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing his residency, Huang says he wants a career combining science and medicine that allows him to work in developing countries.  'Using science to help people both here and in the developing world is really important to me,' he says. 'I'd like to figure out an innovative way to provide low-cost, high-quality health care both here and abroad.'"  For the complete article, click HERE.

Lester Miller, grandparent, was featured in the 5.17.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Lester Miller isn't only making news with his restaurants here.  Miller hoisted a shovel Thursday [May 15] to break ground for Loyola Academy's new gymnasium at 3851 Washington Boulevard in St. Louis' Grand Center neighborhood.  Loyola is a middle school for young men from low-income backgrounds.  Miller grew up in New York and came from humble beginnings himself." 

Joe Leonard '98 was pictured in the 5.16.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch with a tag line of:  "Film director Joe Leonard..., a Kirkwood native, discusses a scene with [a co-producer]...during filming...of Leonard's independent film How I Got Lost...."

Lisa McMullin, parent of alumni, and Susie Berger Philpott '53, parent of alumni and current grandparent, were featured in the 5.14.08 West County Journal  and in the 5.16.08 Ladue News as two of ten named 2008 Women of Achievement.  Lisa is being recognized for cultural enrichment and Susie for education enrichment.

was featured in the 5.15.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about how area high schools deal with "senoritis," the reference being to JBS May Projects.

Joe Edwards '64 was featured in the 5.14.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of the honorees of the National Conference for Community and Justice's Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards Dinner.
Tim O'Hara '08 was featured in the 5.14.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as Burroughs' scholar athlete.  "Will attend Harvard and is undecided on a major.  He'll also play football there...Organized charity fundraiser for St. Patrick Center...First-degree blackbelt in karate...Activities include chemistry club, yearbook...Role model is his father.  'He was the first person in his family to go to college, and has achieved so many things in his career and life.  He never sacrifices his moral values.'"
Meredith Stoner '09 authored a local commentary in the 5.14.08 St. Louis Jewish Light on her experience with the Cultural Leadership program, "the April retreat about Civil Rights and Social Justice [which featured discussions with five change agents]...'It was very valuable to see that any injustice we encounter in any situation can be confronted if we find allies to help us change what isn't right.'"
Mark Schober, faculty, was featured in the 5.12.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "John [J. Mark] Schober, a science teacher from John Burroughs School, has earned the 2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honor for teaching in these fields.  Schober is the only Science winner from Missouri and one of 99 teachers nationwide to receive the award.  He receives $10,000 from the National Science Foundation, the federal agency that administers the awards program on behalf of the White House...."
Lisa Zarin, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 5.09.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the "barriers that can steer the poor away from college."  Zarin is executive director of "College Bound, a nonprofit start-up that two years ago began helping 39 disadvantaged high school students...overcome generational poverty to land on college campuses across the country....Zarin...say[s] the federal financial aid system is incompatible with the finances of improverished families, leading College Bound participants to be more than twice as likely as other students to have problems on their aid applications."
Sam Altman '03 was featured in the 5.05.08 issue of  Newsweek in an interview about Sam's company, Loopt, "a service that lets people with GPS-equipped mobile phones share their real-time locations with friends....Altman, who just turned 23, has now been CEO of Loopt for three years, during which the company says it has lured 'hundresds of thousands' of people who let their phones beam their locations to friends, and vice versa." 
Seniors Stella Dee and Ioana Marcu were featured in the 5.05.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been awarded scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Kay Holekamp '69 was featured in the May 2008 issue of the Smithsonian in an article about her two decades of research on hyenas -- both at Michigan State University where she teaches and in the field in Masai Mara.
Marc Bush and Anne Taussig, parents, were featured in the May/June 2008 issue of St. Louis At Home Magazine in an article about their business, Arundale, and their fool-proof squirrel-proof birdfeeder.

Walter Metcalfe '56, parent of alumni, was featured in the 4.30.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been recognized as Man of the Year by the Variety Children's Charity of St. Louis.

Laura Lewis Meyer '76, parent and parent of alumna, was featured in the 4.25 - 5.01.08 St. Louis Business Journal, having been named administrative director of The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park.  "Meyer has been involved in fundraising and board service with the Center of Creative Arts, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Craft Alliance.  The organization, which purchased and restored the Wright-designed Kraus House in Kirkwood, has raised about $2.3 million since 1997 to buy the house and 10.5 acres and restore it."
Art McDonnell, parent of alumni, was featured in the 4.25.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as he was sworn in as mayor of Kirkwood.  Click HERE for the article.
Ian English '04 was featured in the 4.23.08 St. Louis Jewish Light in an article about the upcoming "Run For Your Life" to benefit ALS.  The run is also a costume party with a trip to Puerto Vallarta for the best costume.  "'Last year there was a group dressed up as a bridal party and that was pretty creative,' Ian English, Washington University (WU) student and organizer of the event,' said....The run/walk is organized by English and his fraternity brothers at Phi Delta Theta at WU.  'Lou Gehrig was a Phi Delta Theta so ALS is our international philanthropy,' English said.  'I volunteered with Extra Hands [for ALS] when Jack [Orchard '85] announced he was forming Extra Hands.'"

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 4.23.08 West County Journal as female athlete of the year.  The headline:  Athletes for a new generation -- Lehman dominates at a level rarely seen on the tennis court.  Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was among the five male candidates for the same honor.  For the story, click

Seniors Janani Balasubramanian, Christa Peterson and Emily Thaisrivongs were featured in the 4.21.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having won National Merit Scholarships from Pfizer, Inc.

Andy Taylor '65, parent of alumna, was featured in the cover story of the April 2008 issue of St. Louis Commerce.  "With more than one million cars traversing roads in five nations, environmental issues fueled the concern of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Chairman and CEO Andy Taylor....'Taking care of the environment is the right thing to do, but for Enterpirse it is more than that;  very simply, it is a business imperative if we are to continue to run our business and serve consumers successfully into the future,' Tayor says....Today, Enterprise has a five-pronged approach to reducing the environmental impact of its fleet and spurring development of cleaner-burning or alternative fuels: (1)  Planting 50 million trees in national forests over 50 years.  (2)  Operating 70,000 FlexFuel cars and trucks that burn an ethanol-gasoline reduce emissions and dependence on foreign oil, along with 4,000 hybrid cars.... (3)  The Taylor family provided $25 million to create the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels to research with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center alternate fuels....(4)  ....By opting in during the reservation process to pay $1.25 per rental, customers can fund certified projects that work to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.  The company will match customer offset purchases dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million.  (5)  Amassing the world's largest fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles, with 440,000 averaging 28 mpg or better...."

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 4.15.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus's April 13th concert and in the 4.20.08 St. Louis Post- Dispatch in a preview of the STLCC's next season.  "The St. Louis Chamber Chorus has a marked affinity for the English choral tradition.  It's an affinity that put an extra shine on their sold-out concert Sunday afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral....As usual, artistic director Philip Barnes assembled a thoughtful, imaginative program....[T]here is not a better choir in St. Louis."  Click
HERE for the complete review of the mid-April concert. Click HERE for the preview of the 08-09 season.

Myles Moody '09 and Alyssa Mizell '08 were featured in the 4.17.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch track and field honor role -- Myles for the triple jump and Alyssa for the pole vault.

Art McDonnell, parent of alumni, was featured in the 4.09.08 St. LouisPost-Dispatch having been elected as mayor of Kirkwood the day before.

John Pierson, faculty, was featured in the 4.08.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of  Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss at the Gaslight Theatre (Thursday - Sunday through April 20).  "There are a lot of strong performances...and especially, John Pierson as a hapless cab driver."

Bob Sears, parent of alumni, was featured in the April 2008 issue of Sauce Magazine in an article about his beekeeping.  "Sears, a corporate lawyer by day, began keeping bees 15 years ago at a weekend place in Franklin County.  He missed being able to watch his bees during the week, so after a couple of years, he decided to take some hives home to the Central West End.  Two hives eventually became five....Sears' 25 hives (he still has his country bees, too) put him in the realm of a 'sideliner,' a beekeeper who produces more than a hobbyist but who isn't quite on the scale of a commercial concern.  But his part-time status does pay dividends:  He's the supplier of honey to the Missouri Botanical Garden's Garden Gate Shop; he also sources a farmers' co-op store in Sullivan, Mo., and several bakeries and restaurants."  Sears is president of the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association.

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 4.06.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus' April 13th concert. "The St. Louis Chamber Chorus is noted for offering rarely heard but worthy choral works. Artistic director Philip Barnes will up the ante at the Chorus' fifth concert of the season with a piece not heard since 1554 and reconstructed specifically for this concert.  Barnes always constructs his programs around themes:  the leitmotif for this season is 'St. Louis Legacies,' with concerts built around the churches that are their venues.  This time, it's 'Winchester Cathedral,' at what Barnes calls 'the anglophile center of St. Louis,' the very English Christ Church Cathedral." 

Maggie Kistner '08 was featured in the 4.03.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about her final soccer season with Burroughs.  "Kistner, a senior at John Burroughs and one of the area's premier players, was sidelined for nine months, missing all but three games of her junior season with a stress fracture in her foot....A dynamic player who earned third-team Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors as a freshman and first-team recognition as a sophomore, Kistner had three goals and an assist in her limited time last April while playing mostly in the backfield....'I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life [now],' she said.  [Coach Scott] McDoniel has come to expect big things from Kistner -- she followed up on a 25-goal, nine-assist freshman season by scoring 18 goals and picking up 20 assists as a sophomore -- and will use her in a variety of spots this spring.  McDoniel is frequently asked to compare Kistner with former Burroughs star Jamie Greenwald, a two-time Post-Dispatch player of the year who led the Bombers to a state title in 2003.  'They're both great leaders and outstanding teammates, ' the coach said.  'But Jamie's game was a finesse game; she just sort of glided around the field.  Maggie plays a more physical style; she's a fierce competitor who's going to go 100 miles per hour whether we're up 3-0 or down 3-0."  For the complete article, click

William Shearburn '79 was featured in the 3.30.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "The William Shearburn Gallery, a St. Louis presence for 16 years, has opened a branch location in Santa Fe, N.M.....In the new location, William Shearburn plans to show many of the artists he has shown here, among them Donald Baechler, Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Tom Friedman, Robert Motherwell, Sean Scully and Bernar Venet, along with St. Louis-based artists Andrew Millner, Suse Eisler and Erik Spehn.....Shearburn says that having a second location will allow the gallery to expand its audience and create a higher visibility for the artists it represents."

Susie Berger Philpott '53, parent of alumni, grandparent, and Lisa McMullin, parent of alumni were featured in the 3.29.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as two of this year's Women of Achievement.  Susie is being recognized in the category of education enrichment and Lisa in the category of cultural enrichment.  

Krista Seymour '99 was featured in the 3.28.08 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Brian Maurizi.  "The bride-to-be graduated in 1999 from John Burroughs School and in 2003 from Pomona College with a B.A. in history.  She is currently enrolled in a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Washington University."

Griffin Palan '13 was featured in the 3.26.08 St. Louis Jewish Light in an article about his community work.  Griffin...has marked his birthday every year since he was six years old by collecting items for those less fortunate.  From canned goods, pet supplies, sporting goods, and children's books for hospital waiting rooms; all these items have been donated to those in need.  For his bar mitzvah, though, Griffin wanted to do something BIG.  Beginning last summer, Griffin volunteered at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry with his grandfather....Every week, he stocked shelves, filled orders, and anything else that was asked of him.  So, when the Food Pantry commented that they were in need of a new refrigerator, Griffin knew that this is what he wanted to do for his mitzvah project.  With the money he received from his bar mitzvah, Griffin purchased a new Frigidaire to be used for donated fresh produce....In his D'var Torah, Griffin, a student at John Burroughs, said that he could not imagine how terrible it would feel to not have the basic things that we all take for granted...."

The JBS Spring Break Service Trip to Rushford, MN was featured in the 3.20.08 Tri-County Record in a front page, above the fold, picture with the tag line of "Youthful volunteers from St. Louis work on filling a second rolloff in as many days as they strip a flood-damaged house on Maple Street.  Ruth Barry and Robert Wright were among 50 junior and senior high students from John Burroughs School and seven adults who spent spring break helping Rushford clean up."

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 3.18.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named to the STLPD's high school wrestling's first team.  "Burroughs, sr., 171 pounds...In one of his few tight matches of the season, Mitch Stromsdorfer (50-0) defeated Moberly's Weston Keleher 4-1 for a state title.  Stromsdorfer, who had a career record of 151-8, won the title at 152 in 2006 and was runner-up at 160 as a junior.  This season, he won 38 matches by fall and eight others by forfeit."

Ruth Peltason '74 was featured in the 3.07.08 Ladue News in an interview about her bout with breast cancer and her related initiatives, an online forum for women with breast cancer to share their stories and a book, I Am Not My Breast Cancer.  In response to the question, "If you could give a prescription to women diagnosed with the disease, what would it be?"  Ruth responded, "My advice to anyone diagnosed with cancer or any major disease is, inform yourself.  Stay open to learning.  Read.  Talk to people who have gone through the experience.  Find the best doctors in your community, and find what's best for you."

Jean Hobler '44, parent of alumni, grandparent, was featured in the Winter/Spring 2008 Hope Happens Newsletter.  "Jean Hobler, a 2007 Woman of Achievement, was recently named Co-Founder with permanent membership on the board to recognize the invaluable role she played in establishing Hope Happens along with her son Christopher Wells Hobler ['83] and other family members.  'Jean's passion to cure ALS and other devastating neurological disorders has inspired many others in the community to take up the challenge,' said board president Jeff Hercules.  'She has been and remains an invaluable force in bringing support to this critical effort to find cures for disorders that are often thought of as incurable.' "

Polly O'Brien and Barrett Toan, parents, and Sam and Marilyn Fox, grandparents, were featured in the 3.14.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having received the Golden Microphone awards for outstanding contributions to public radio during KWMU's 35th Anniversary dinner.

Danny Meyer '76 was featured in the 3.09.08 New York Times in an article about chef philanthropy.  " 'Fifteen years ago it dawned on me that you could look at the extraordinary number of requests [for in-kind gifts] we get as something that was a distraction,' says Danny Meyer, C.E.O. of Union Square Hospitality Group, which operates numerous New York city restaurants, including Union Square Cafe,  Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack and the Modern.  'Or you could say "Why don't we be intentional about how to make investments in things we believe in, investments in things that find common ground between our staff and our guests and our community."  Meyer says that U.S.H.G. restaurants remain strong if the communities in which they exist are strong, and so they choose benefits that support their neighborhoods, like those for Madison Square Park Conservancy.  They also work for groups that fight hunger, like Share Our Strength.  While U.S.H.G. restaurants give $120,000 in gift certificates (another form of giving), Meyer would rather close down one of his restaurants a couple of times a year in order to hold a benefit.  'It may cost me $30,000 or $40,000 to close down a restaurant for a night, but if an organization can pull in a quarter of a million dollars, what a great investment, relative to giving a $200 gift certificate that somebody buys for $225,' he says.  Meyer feels that a healthy volunteering culture indicates a healthy business.  'There's a huge correlation,' he says, ' between people who care about volunteering, i.e., giving from their hearts, and people who are stars in restaurants.' "

Philip Boehm, parent, was featured in the 3.09.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about translation of world literature.  "Two translators in St. Louis received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts last fall.  Philip Boehm is better-known in this city for work with the Upstream Theater....The NEA gave Boehm $20,000 to support translation of Settlement by German writer Christoph Hein...Boehm translates two or three books a year from German and Polish along with opinion pieces for The New York Times.  For him, the skill is in 'recomposing' the work in another language, a process he likens to 'taking a script for a play and transposing it into another form.' "  For the complete article, click

Jessen O'Brien '08 and Mark Smith, faculty, were featured in the March 2008 issue of St. Louis Magazine in an article about private schools in St. Louis.  "Senior Jessen O'Brien has been a student of Mark Smith's three times over the past five years -- first in American Government, then in U.S. History and currently in Bio-Ethics.  'Jessen is one of the students, ' Smith says, 'who when she leaves eighth grade, you say "I want to teach her again junior year, when we can really start having conversations."  They're having them now, on subjects ranging from stem cells to chemical weapons to journalism (Smith advises the student paper, which Jessen co-edits).  'Dr. Smith will split us into two teams, and we'll have to debate an issue from a side that may not be our own, ' she says.  'You have to know and respect all these different arguments and understand where people are coming from.  It's a lot more than some teachers ask for, but it's a great thing to do.' "

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Lester Miller, grandparent,

 I'd like to figure out an innovative way to provide low-cost, high-quality health care both here and abroad.' "he says. 'Using science to help people both here and in the developing world is really important to me,' After receiving a degree in medicine this week, Huang is heading to Boston to begin an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing his residency, Huang says he wants a career combining science and medicine that allows him to work in developing countries.  'was featured in a spring issue of Washington University twice-weekly electronic newsletter.  "Providing quality health care in the United States and abroad is such a priority to Franklin Huang, Ph.D., that he has spent nearly the past decade preparing for it.

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Philip Boehm, parent, was featured in the March 2008 issue of St. Louis Magazine in an article about literary translations.  "Philip Boehm and Pamela Carmell, St. Louis residents...will each receive the top award of $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts this year.  The NEA awarded just 14 of the hotly sought-after grants, the most prestigious in the world of translation.  Boehm's is for translation of a best-selling German novel....'You have to hear the voices of the original and translate them into language your audience can recognize,' says Boehm, a playwright and theater director.  His translations of Polish and German novelists -- as well as Kafka -- have won many awards....Boehm is founder and artistic director of Upstream Theater.  Its mission is to bring an international perspective to the St. Louis culture scene -- and Boehm says the skills he uses in staging plays are similiar to those required to translate a book."

Frank Fischer, parent, was featured in the 3.06.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the penguins at the St. Louis Zoo, for which he is the senior keeper.  Fischer and his colleagues decided to see how some of their zoo-bred penguins, that live exclusively inside, would react to the 10-plus inches of snow that fell in St. Louis.  "The trip was intended as an exercise in enrichment, a chance for these birds to share in an experience probably coded deep into their DNA."

Kay Holekamp '69 was featured in the 3.04.08 New York Times about her work and observations of hyenas (and hyena intelligence) in Kenya.  "For the past two decades, Kay E. Holekamp has been chronicling the lives of spotted hyenas on the savanna of southern Kenya.  She has watched cubs emerge from their dens and take their place in the hyena hierarchy; she has seen alliances form and collapse.  She has observed clan wars, in which dozens of hyenas have joined together to defend their hunting grounds against invaders.  'It's like following a soap opera,' said Dr. Holekamp, a professor at Michigan State University....Most of the research on the social brain hypothesis has focused on primates.  One reason for that bias, Dr. Holekamp said, is many scientists thought that no other animals were worth studying.  'Primatologists have argued for years,' she said, 'that primates are unique in terms of the complexity of their social lives.'  From her experience with hyenas, Dr. Holekamp had her doubts.  So she began to run experiments on spotted hyenas similar to the ones run on primates.....Joan Silk, an expert on monkey societies at the University of California, Los Angeles, praises Dr. Holekamp's research, calling it 'directly relevant to our understanding of the origins of social complexity and intelligence.'...Dr. Holekamp hopes to determine how innovative hyenas are compared with other carnivores.  It is possible that, along with social complexity, intelligence can also evolve in other ways....By comparing hyenas and primates, as well as other mammals, Dr. Holekamp believes it will be possible to get a full picture of how intelligence evolves."

Kevin Eichner, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 3.04.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his stepping down as president of Enterprise Financial Services to become president of Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.  Eichner "will continue to serve as vice chairman of Enterprise's board and chairman of Enterprise Trust, a subsidiary....Eichner, an alumnus of Ottawa,...served as admissions director there soon after he graduated with a major in social change.  He has been on Ottawa's board for rmany years, the last five as chairman. After college, Eichner earned a master's in business administration from Harvard University and has spent many years in banking and business consulting in St. Louis.  Eichner said the Baptist university had approached him three years ago about the president's job and again a year and a half ago.  He had always planned to spend time in service work, and the job will allow him to complete that goal, he said."

Danny Ludeman, parent, was featured in the 2.29.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about the consolidation of Wachovia Securities, of which he is chief executive and president, and A.G. Edwards Inc.  " ' We believe we will create a place here unlike any other in America,' Ludeman said.  Wachovia wants to preserve its heritage as regional, client-focused brokers while providing the scale and scope of a major firm.  Wachovia, now the nation's second-largest broker-dealer, is a collection of 40 regional firms.  Ludeman has presided over the acquisition of seven firms since 1998."  For the complete article, click HERE.

David '82, Andy '85 and Aron, parent of alumni, Katzman were featured in the 2.27.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Aron Katzman and his sons, Dr. David and coach Andy (a varsity baseball coach at John Burroughs), recently returned with second-place trophies from the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament in Palm Springs, Calif.  The three were teamed with former Mets first baseman Lee Mazzilli and Gary Mule Deer, a comedian and songwriter."

Bob Sears, parent of alumni, was featured in the 2.24.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story about backyard beekeepers' efforts to restore the area's bee populations.  Sears is president of the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association which "hosted a sold-out workshop in Clayton that they hope will lure more amateur beekeepers to the hobby."  Click HERE for the article.

Marilyn Fox, grandparent, and Walter Metcalfe '56, parent of alumni, were featured in the 2.23.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Marilyn Fox is set to receive Variety's Humanitarian Award at the organization's 42nd annual dinner....Walter Metcalfe...will also be honored at the event as the 2008 Variety Man...of the Year."

Andrew Volpe '98 and his band Ludo were the cover story in the 2.21-2.27.08 Riverfront Times.  "In an era dominated by overwrought emo acts, Ludo's playfulness drew the attention of label representatives.  Before signing with Island in November 2006, the band fielded offers from Capitol Records as well as three independent labels.  Now Ludo stands on the verge of becoming the next big thing from St. Louis....Andrew Volpe started writing what became Ludo's first songs when he was at John Burroughs School.  After class, he'd park his car at Schnucks and scribble down lyrics....As a kid Volpe was cast in local commercials and in a Muny production of Bye Bye Birdie.  He prefers to describe himself as a music nerd who tried to resist the urge to pursue rock stardom.  'I spent a long time trying to come up with something more adult to do, something more easily mentioned in a group of one's parents' friends,' he says.  'After a while I was like, 'Who am I kidding?'  Volpe started planning to form a band after his sophomore year at Washington University.....The thing to listen for is the tremendous amount of emotion and humanity behind all this stuff...."

Mike Marshall '71 was featured in the 2.20.08 Southwest City Journal in an article about the St. Louis Art Museum's exhibit [Jan 18 - Mar 23] "titled African American Abstraction:  St. Louis Connections, featur[ing] black artists who have ties to the community."

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 2.20.08 West County Journal.  "Mitch Stromsdorfer was like a python.  He had a hold of his victim and drained the strength right out of him.  That is how the John Burroughs senior won the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 171-pound state title Saturday at Mizzou Arena....Stromsdorfer, who trained all off season with anyone he could find, from Class 4 wrestlers to former college grapplers, said his goal is to wrestle in college and he knew he had to create some fireworks for his senior season in order to turn some heads." For the complete article, click HERE.

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 2.17.08 St. Louis Post- Dispatch having taken top honors in state wrestling competition.  "The [St. Louis] area produced three undefeated champions in Class 2.  John Burroughs' Mitch Stromsdorfer, a three-time state medalist and a 2006 state champion, capped a 50-0 senior season with a 4-1 victory over Moberly's Weston Keleher at 171."

Chris Caldwell '02 was featured in the 2.15.08 Ladue News in an announcement of his engagement to Sarah Mallory.  "The future groom graduated in 2002 from John Burroughs School, and in 2006, he earned a B.S. in business from Wake Forest University.  Christopher is employed as a business banker at BB&T Bank in Springfield, Va."

Matt McDonald '10, Henry Schmidt '10, Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 and Alex Wade '08 were featured in the 2.05.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the 2.06.08 West County Journal having won the ABC League Wrestling Tournament title February 2.  Click HERE for the WCJ article.

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 2.02.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his preparation for state competition.  "John Burroughs senior Mitch Stromsdorfer is working toward the biggest 'payday' of his wrestling career.  A two-time state finalist, Stromsdorfer won the Missouri Class 2 title at 152 pounds as a sophomore but was knocked off in the championship match at 160 a year ago.  Competing this season at 171, he enters today's ABC League Tournament at Principia with a 38-0 record.  With a career mark of 135-10, Stromsdorfer prides himself on outworking the competition.  He views training almost as if it's a job.  'This is a sport built around discipline and sacrifice,' the 18-year-old said.  'You have to put in the time and do the work if you want to be successful.  For me, getting a chance to compete in tournaments on the weekend is like payday.'  Stromsdorfer is determined to cap his career with another state championship, and he's not about to let anyone or anything stand in his way."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Gyo Obata, parent of alumni, and Mary Ann MacCarthy Lee '43, parent of alumni, were featured in the 2.02.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as two of the 2008 St. Louis Art Awards honorees.

Emily Grandstaff-Rice '94 was recently named one of ten recipients of the American Institute of Architects' 2008 Young Architects Award.  "Emily Grandstaff-Rice, an architect with Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc., has shown exceptional leadership in her commitment to design and construction through projects such as the Boston Children's Museum and Liberty Hotel."  Click HERE for the AIA press release.

Julia Langsdorf '97 and Kelly Buck '00 were featured in the 2.01.08 Ladue News in announcements of their respective engagements to Daniel Jacobson and Thierry Brunel.

Laura and Robb Fraley, parents, were featured in the 2.01.08 Ladue News in a cover story about the May 10 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation gala which they are chairing.

Lucas Hudson '93 was featured in the 1.30.08 St. Louis American, having been recently named the first black editor of Vital Voice, "an independently owned, progressive newspaper for the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LBGT) community....By revamping the technology, entertainment, pet and interior decorating sections of the newspaper, Hudson has helped turn Vital Voice into a more informative and inclusive publication.  He said the newspaper is adding more news, mostly on politics, to pull in people from different sectors."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 1.26.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the wrestling honor roll.  Mitch's record this season is 32-0.

Irl Engelhardt, parent and parent of alumna, was featured in the 1.26.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been recently reappointed chairman of the board of directors of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

Craig '66, Scott '68, Terry '71, Mark '74, and Todd '77 Schnuck and Nancy '83 Schnuck Diemer were featured in the 1.26.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having recently "received the coveted Right Arm of St. Louis award" from the Regional Chamber and Growth Association.

Mary Noel George '94 was featured in the 1.25.08 Ladue News in an article about special special marriage proposals, including hers to Brett Shelton.  Brett hung the ring on a branch of their Christmas tree.

Judy Holt '75 was featured in the 1.19.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the announcement of her engagement to St. Louis businessman Bruce Rubin.

Todd Epsten, parent, was featured in the 1.18.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as "the latest member of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners.  Epsten is set to be named to replace JoAnn Morrow when her term expires at the end of the month."

Wayne Salomon, faculty, was featured on FOX Channel Two 1.17.08 in an interview about Golden Globe-winner Jon Hamm '89.  Click HERE for the FOX web site, and then type "Jon Hamm" in the search box.

Julia Bullock '05 was featured in the 1.14.08 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in a review of a recent performance.  "Julia Allyson Bullock doesn't just sing to her audience.  She connects with it.  And after the 21-year-old soprano did so Sunday evening [January 13] in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, those who were drawn in by her haunting voice weren't just paying compliments, they were thanking her.  Bullock's performance 'was just effortless,' Thomas Warfield said.  'That's the thing with classical music.  If you can really just present a natural expresssion, there's hardly anything that can compare to that.  That's what she has.'  A junior at the Eastman School, Bullock is this year's recipient of the William Warfield Scholarship, named after one the school's most famous alumni.  Warfield, with his robust voice, is most well-known for his performance of Ol' Man River in the 1951 film Showboat."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Josh Goldman '94 was featured in the January 2008 issue of St. Louis Commerce Magazine in an article about a new reading program that he developed.  "Children in the city of St. Louis will be able to attend school on Saturdays and take home a minimum of 30 books a year through a new skill-building reading program called Succeeding With Reading.  Sponsored by ACCESS Academies, the program costs families just $20 per year and offers some student scholarships.  The reading program was developed by Joshua Goldman, who now directs [it as well].  Goldman designed the program to increase reading skills and create a love for reading and writing in fourth- and fifth-grade students."

Craig '66, Scott '68, Terry '71, Mark '74, Todd '77 and Nancy '83 Schnuck Diemer were featured in the January 2008 issue of St. Louis Commerce Magazine.  The cover story, Nourishing St. Louisans and the Community for Decades, announces that this is the third generation of Schnucks to receive the Right Arm Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.  The article  profiles the six siblings, the growth of Schnuck Markets and the family's community presence.  "The Schnucks have each made a mark on the company and the community.  Each one has varied skills and interests, and each has been a board member or chair, collectively serving on virtually every major civic or non-profit organization in St. Louis including Civic Progress, The Urban League, the St. Louis RCGA, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botantical Gardens, the St. Louis Sports Commission, The Shakespeare Festival and Children's Hospital.  Their collective reach goes far into the community."

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 1.14.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Golden Globe Awards.  Hamm won best actor in a drama, and his show, Mad Men, won best drama series.

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 1.13.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus' new CD.  "A winning new recording by St. Louis musicians should demonstrate to anyone's satisfaction that the local classical scene is alive and well. The St. Louis Chamber Chorus is surely the most consistent commissioner of new works -- all for a cappella chorus -- in the region.  This disc, with music by both long-established and up-and-coming composers, offers some the Chamber Chorus' most significant commissions in a studio recording.... Chamber Chorus artistic director Philip Barnes says the choice of titles for the disc was deliberate:  'There are some hardy souls who deliberately buy discs called commissions, because they like new music.... Part of our purpose is to introduce you to new things.' "  Click HERE for the complete article.

Jennifer Schwesig '91 was featured in the 1.11-1.17.08 St. Louis Business Journal in a feature, 40 Under 40.  "Jennifer Schwesig is an international law attorney in a nontraditional locale for her field.  While most international legal matters are handled by firms in New York or Washington, D.C., she is carving a niche for herslef in St. Louis, where attorneys of her ilk are few and far between....She was named a partner at Armstrong Teasdale a year ago....Schwesig received her law degree from Washington University after studying history at Kenyon College in Ohio.  She went on to earn the LL.M. designation in international and comparative law in 2002.  Schwesig nurtured an affinity for foreign affairs by working and studing in Switzerland and South Africa.  'I first became interested when I took African history courses in high school, ' she said.  'I was horrified about apartheid, and I felt lawyers could change the situation.' ...She is chair of the COCAloco fundraising event for the Center for Contemporary Arts, volunteers with the United Way Women's Leadership Giving Initiative and performs pro bono legal work for the International Institute of St. Louis, helping immigrants set up new business here...."

Keith Shahan '62, head of school, was featured in the 1.10.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about Dr. Shahan's retirement.  "The long-standing headmaster of one of St. Louis's most prestigious private schools announced Wednesday he will step down.  Keith Shahan, head of John Burroughs School in Ladue, told students and faculty in a morning assembly that he aims to retire at the end of the 2008-09 school year, after 23 years at his post."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Charlotte Martin '12, along with her younger brother Luke, was featured in the 1.07.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about specialized training for student athletes.  "Charlotte, an eighth grader at John Burroughs, wants to be faster and more explosive on the soccer field.  She is getting instruction from an...Acceleration coach....Perhaps one day, all this time, hard work and money will pay off.  It certainly did for the Martin's older brother [Jimmy '07] , who was recruited by Yale University for its ice hockey team.  The Martin siblings are part of a growing trend:  highly specialized sports training for athletes ages 8-18."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Sam and Marilyn Fox, grandparents, were featured in the 1.05.08 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having returned to St. Louis from Brussels where Ambassador Fox serves, for a "rededication of the newly remodeled Marilyn Fox Building at the Jewish Community Center in Chesterfield....Also on the podium:  I.E. Millstone [parent of alumna] -- who was presented with a 101-candle cake in advance of his birthday...."

Several members of the Class of 2006 were featured in the 1.04.08 Ladue News, in a pictorial spread about the 123rd Annual Veiled Prophet Ball:  Susan Sullivan (who was a special maid), Erin Engelhardt, Rosemary Forsyth, Jessica Malzahn, and Lucy Plegge.  In an associated article about the VP's focus on community service, Erin's volunteer efforts were described.  "A graduate of John Burroughs School, and now a student at Georgetown University, Engelhardt learned early on how important it is to contribute to the greater good.  'I was very involved in community service in high school, but even before that my mother's dedicated volunteerism inspired me to do what I could,' she says.  'Once I was old enough to do things on my own, I realized I could really make a difference.'  Witnessing an accident during one summer vacation led Engelhardt to her current volunteer path.  'I saw a woman fall from a horse on a ranch in Wyoming and break her hip. No one there could help her, and the nearest hospital was 30 minutes away.  I felt so helpless on that day, and decided that I wanted to be able to react in an emergency,' she recalls.  That prompted Engelhardt to pursue certification in the campus EMT program....Engelhardt says she has enjoyed participating in the summer volunteer opportunities through Veiled Prophet.  'One project in particular stuck with me.  I was repainting the classrooms at Stowe Elementary School in the city....Even though painting isn't the most important thing, it made [the principal] so happy to think her students would show up this fall and know someone cared enough about them and their school to make sure thay had a clean, fresh place to learn,' she says.  Serving alongside her father was also something she'll remember.  'It definitely brought us closer.  The fact that we were helping someone together was so cool....' "

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 1.07.08 issue of Newsweek in an article about AMC.  "AMC has reinvented itself as the next powerhouse for cutting-edge programming, and it's had quite a run of beginner's luck.  Its first series, Mad Men, premiered in the summer to justifiably rapturous praise, and earned two Golden Globe nominations (including one for its leading man, Jon Hamm)."

Jack Orchard '85 was featured in the 12.28.07 Ladue News in a review of his autobiography, Extra hands:  Grasping for a Meaningful Life which "chronicles his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and his successful effort to start a service and fund-raising organization to assist families of those with the disease....[W]e can be stirred by the vigor with which Orchard approaches his limited time.  His story demonstrates the possiblity that people can summon the energy of just their minds to achieve great things and the certainty that selfless giving returns.  He remembers the moment of his awakening, staring at himself in the mirror and contemplating his condition:  'I finally understood that only I could change how much meaning there would be in my life.' "

William Shearburn '79 was featured in the 12.28.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about a revitalized Central West End.  "When William Shearburn opened his art gallery on McPherson Avenue in the Central West End 15 years ago, there were only a couple of businesses in the neighborhood...What drew him to the neighborhood was the style and beauty of the architecture.  He was hoping it would draw others as well, which it has....The roughly two-block area around McPherson and Euclid avenues now offers shoppers everything from paintings and prints to antiques, custom-made furniture, designer furnishings and interior design and historic restoration services.  The business owners are dubbing it the 'design district.' "  Quoting Shearburn, "This is what I was hoping for when I first moved here, an area with great synergy among its businesses.  My business has grown substantially, and it is a combination of the natural growth of the business and the evolution of the area into a design district."

Burroughs was featured in the 12.26.07 and 1.09.08 West County Journals as part of a regular feature, "I Spy," which features a cropped picture of a local landmark one week and a full shot and brief profile the next.  "Designed by St. Louis architectural firm LaBeaume and Kline, construction of John Burroughs School began in 1922.  The Spanish-style architecture, including the white plaster and red-tiled roof, was selected as a reference to St. Louis as the gateway to the Southwest.  John Burrough School was founded in 1923 and named for the U.S. naturalist and philosopher John Burroughs.  The school's alumni are made up of writers, politicians, actors and business people, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley, Laura Stith, current chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill restaurant and bar, and Andy Taylor, chief executive officer of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  Located on Price Road in Ladue, the school is an independent, coeducational school for grades seven through 12.  Its annual tuition is $18,575."

Bomber soccer and tennis players were featured in the 12.22.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Seniors  Peter Cohen, Angelo Gentile and Bill Kistner were named to the ABC League first team in soccer;  junior Alex Lehman was named to the MWAA Division 1 first team in tennis; and sophomore Emily Smith and freshman Katie Smith were named to the the MWAA Division 1 second team in tennis.

Ruth Peltason '74 was featured in the January 2008 issue of SELF Magazine having authored one of the new year's best health books, I Am Not My Breast Cancer.

Andrew Coburn'86 was featured in the 12.26.07 New York Times in an article about his work with one of his students at Met High Schools (Providence, RI), "six small public high schools that serve primarily a low-income and minority population....The Met schools encourage strong relationships between teachers and students, on the theory that these can help underachieving students succeed.  Mr. Coburn, like all the teachers, has the same students from ninth grade until graduation....'At some point, when nothing was changing [with a young Cambodian immigrant],' he said, ' I knew I had to do more to connect to her.  I discussed it with the other teachers.  Together we decided I'd have to cover her with love.  I started to talk to her in the evenings.  I talked to her like I was a teenage girl -- 11 at night on the phone I was like:  Your aunt said that to you?  She did what?  I had to build trust with her.'...By her senior year, at age 18, she read at a ninth-grade level [up 6 levels from when she began the program].  'She's not able to write a 15-page research paper,' Mr. Coburn said.  'But now she's willing to try.  She wants to go to college.  Once they trust you, they open up to you.  And that's when the work really begins.' "  Click HERE for the complete story.

Brandon Neal '08 was featured in the 12.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having earned honorable mention as a specialist in the All-Metro football rankings.

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 12.20.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a preview of holiday concerts.  "Artistic director Philip Barnes of the 40-voice a cappella St. Louis Chamber chorus doesn't do saccharine, and he doesn't do the obvious.  That makes the annual Chamber Chorus Christmas concert something out of the ordinary, and a particular pleasure to those whose ears are burned out on the usual musical suspects by this point in the season.  Barnes always arranges each concert by a theme appropriate to the venue, and this year's concert is 'A Lutheran Christmas.'  It will include a world premiere by young British composer David Bednall, as well as music by two Bachs, Mendelssohn and a complex, rewarding piece by the too-little-known German composer Hugo Distler."  The concert is at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard.

Jack Orchard '85 was featured in the 12.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his fight with ALS; his organization, Extra Hands for ALS; and his recently published book, Extra Hands -- Grasping for a Meaningful Life."  Click HERE for the article/interview.

Jack Fischer '09 was featured in the 12.15.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named to the first team (as a midfielder) of the Class 1 soccer team.

Rebecca Kousky '00 was featured in the 12.11.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about Nest, her nonprofit organization that microfinances loans to artisan women in developing countries.  Click HERE for the interview.

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 12.06.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a "wrestler to watch."  "Stromsdorfer won the Class 2 state title at 152 as a sophomore.  Last year, he again reached the title match, finishing as runner-up at 160.  Starting this season at 189, he finished the 2006 season at 37-1 and won 38 of 40 matches as a junior.

Juniors Liesl Schnuck and Christie O'Hara were featured in the 12.05.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named to the All-Metro Field Hockey First and Second Teams, respectively.  Regarding Liesl, "A second-team All-Metro selection last year, she has a physical and mental toughness that makes her the front-runner for player of the year next season.  Schnuck is great at controlling the midfield and is already getting looks from Division I schools."

Rachel Storch '90 was featured in the 12.05.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "[Kudos] to state Rep. Rachel Storch, who was recently presented with the Laurie Donovan Award from the Children's Trust Fund, Missouri's foundation for child abuse prevention.  The award was in honor of Storch's commitment and service to children in developing public policy.  Storch is an advisory board member for the Nurses for Newborns Foundation, the St. Louis Crisis Nursery and Voices for Children."

Bomber basketball was featured in the 12.05.07 West County Journal in a preview of high school basketball.  "Junior Brandon Washington has been a brute early on for the Bombers.  The 6-3, 230-pound Washington is averaging 20.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game....'He can play inside, outside or put the ball on the floor,' Burroughs coach Steve Wilcutt said.  'He's definitely a hard matchup for most teams.'  Junior Myles Moody (6-1) has been playing since he was a freshman and looks to be more of a point producer this winter.  Juniors Tommy Ryan and Andrew Truetzel are two capable and deadly outside shooters.  Sophomore Jay Blake comes in at 6-5 and is a threat inside.  Wilcutt has a talented freshman in Grant Wallace (5-10), who has been the team's sixth man.  If the Bombers can get 10 points or more a night out of Moody and Blake, and Washington continues his outstanding play, the Bombers could sneak up on some people...."

Juniors Jack Fischer and Wade Martin were featured in the 12.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been included in the STLPD's All Metro soccer honorable mention list.

Burroughs was featured in the 11.30.07 Wall Street Journal in an article about college admissions.  The WSJ "examined this year's freshman classes at eight highly selective colleges to find out where they went to high school....We tracked down the high-school alma maters of these colleges' current freshmen -- nearly 7,000 kids in all -- and made a list of the high schools that had graduating classes of at least 50 students.  We then calculated what percentage of last year's graduating class at each high school had gone on to the colleges in our survey."  Burroughs ranked 23 in this national sample and was ranked second (of only four schools mentioned) in the midwest.  Click HERE for the online version of the article.

Jane Smiley '67 was featured in the December 2007 edition of The Progressive in an interview about her writing and literature in general. "Jane Smiley is one of the leading novelists of our day.  She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 for A Thousand Acres....She's written ten other novels, including Moo and her most recent, Ten Days in the Hills, which takes place in Hollywood, starting with the day George Bush launched the Iraq War."

Senior Rachel Maddux and junior Kasey Strawbridge were featured in the 11.28.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch preview of high school girls' basketball as two of the three "top returners" in the MWAA Red Conference:  "Rachel Maddux 5-9, sr., G, 12.3 ppg; Kasey Strawbridge 5-11, jr., F, 8.4 ppg"

John Pierson, faculty, was featured in the 11.22.07 Riverfront Times in a review of Permanent Collection which is being performed through December 2 at the ArtLoft Theatre on Washington Avenue.  Pierson is described as "sincere and engaging."

Michael Sherraden, parent of alumni, was featured in the November issue of Money Magazine about his proposal to boost the nation's savings rate.  "Sherraden [founder of Washington University's Center for Social Development] believes that giving every child a tax-advantaged account with an initial deposit from the government could be the answer to the nation's dismal savings rate.  First suggested in 1991, Sherraden's idea took 16 years to gain momentum but now has caught on in a big way.  There are currently five proposals in Congress calling for these savings plans, backed by policymakers from Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton to Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama.  The inspiration:  the U.K.'s successful child-accounts program, launched in 2005 with Sherraden's help.  Next stop, U.S.?"

Seniors Michael Naclerio and Hody Nemes were featured in the 11.21.07 St. Louis Jewish Light having participated in the Jewish Community Relations Council's Israel Teen Advocacy Group.  "The event was part of Yom Limmud 2007, a day of Judaic learning and discussion."

Elizabeth Little '99 was featured in the 11.18.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about her book, Biting the Wax Tadpole:  Confessions of a Language Fanatic.  "Elizabeth Little didn't have young siblings to play with.  She had languages instead.  'I had to amuse myself,' she said.  'Language sort of became my hobby.'  Her father is French-Canadian and introduced her to French, which she approached as a game.  After tackling ancient Greek at John Burroughs School (she graduated in 1999), she signed up for Chinese at Harvard while majoring in social studies.  'It's quite literally another world when you study a language like Chinese,'  Little said.  A two-month trip to China proved her right.  After a 12-hour flight spent rehearsing what she would say to the taxi driver to get her from the airport to her hotel, she got it all wrong....But that didn't put her off languages.  Besides taking courses in several, she's read books about dozens of languages.  Now she's the author of "Biting the Wax Tadpole," a book that gets its name from a phonetic Chinese translation of Coca-Cola.  It takes a spirited look at languages and their anomalies."  For the interview, click HERE.

Joe Edwards '64 was featured in the 11.16.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "The unofficial mayor of the Delmarvelous Loop, Joe Edwards, closed Thursday on his deal to open the seven-story Moonrise Hotel at 6177 Delmar Boulevard.  Plans for the hotel, which will be situated between Edwards' Pageant and Pin-Up Bowl, include an upscale restaurant and a rooftop patio.  The hotel will have 124 rooms...."

Jon Lim '08 and Jessen O'Brien '08 were published in the 11.15.07 Old Newsboys Day edition of the Suburban Journals.  They were among 60 area student contributors.  Jon and Jessen, co-editors of the JBS World, wrote about the college search -- about searching for the perfect fit, not the perfect school.  "Just as students erroneously assume [standardized test scores, like the SAT] scores sum up their own worth, they ascribe value to colleges based on name recognition.  Some are attracted to schools that have "brand names' (Harvard).  Instead of researching programs offered at other colleges that might suit a student just as well, perhaps even better, that student will apply to schools for superficial reasons.  'College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won, ' says Frank Sachs, former president of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.' "  Click HERE for the complete article.

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 11.15.07 as the Sexiest Man Living in 2007!  "My favorite fact about Jon Hamm is that he was a schoolteacher before he became an actor -- that's my idea of sexy....Hamm has glossy movie star good looks, great bones and a killer smile, made riveting by [the role he plays in AMC's Mad Men] Draper's pain and artifice.  He's the unhappy adman selling happiness.  He's in on the big con, and yet he's not, entirely;  in fact, he dying to believe in what he's selling."

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 11.15.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named the Class 1 tennis singles champion.  "...Lehman indeed has shown herself the past two seasons to be the premier high school player in Missouri -- and, this season, the Post-Dispatch's girls tennis player of the year.  She won her second consecutive state title this year, losing just eight games in her four matches at state....Burroughs coach Steve Beauchamp said, 'Her biggest strength may be her knowledge of the game.  She is such a smart player.'...Lehman has loved competing in high school the past two seasons at Burroughs, which finished third in 2005 and second this year....And Burroughs might be better than ever next year with the addition of Lehman's little sister, Sydney ['12], a highly ranked Missouri Valley player."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 11.12.07 and 11.14.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in reviews of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus's November 11 concert.  "Sometimes everything in a concert comes together -- repertoire, personnel, venue -- for  a superb musical experience.  That happened Sunday, when the St. Louis Chamber Chorus sang in the motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  The acoustically and architecturally beautiful chapel contains the largest collection of saints' relics in the U.S.; artistic director Philip Barnes chose music to match it."  Click HERE and HERE for the two articles!

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 11.11.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having earned third place in the Class 1 State Soccer Finals.  "After falling to Whitfield in Friday's semifinals, John Burroughs finished its season by beating Crocker for third place.  The Bombers (15-8-3) were state runners-up to Whitfield in 2004 and again last year.  Against Crocker (15-6), Burroughs received goals from Jordan Stone, Nick Turner, Michael Carney and Timmy O'Hara.  O'Hara, Turner and Alex Brasher all saw action in the shutout."

David Farr, parent and parent of alumna, was featured in the 11.09.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the United Way campaign.  "The United Way of Greater St. Louis announced Thursday that it raised a record amount of money in its annual appeal but still narrowly fell short of the ambitious goal [$70 million] it set this year....'The generosity of the people and companies of the greater St. Louis region is simply overwhelming,' said David Farr, the CEO and president of Emerson and the chairman of this year's campaign."

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 11.07.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having won its state soccer quarterfinal game against St. Pius, 2 - 1, in overtime on Tuesday, November 6.  Click HERE for the article which mentions seniors and scorers Angelo Gentile and Jordan Stone as well as junior Wade Martin who made the assist to Angelo.

Jack Orchard '85 was featured in the 11.07.07 West County Journal in a front page story about his battle with ALS, about the nonprofit he established to help ALS patients and their families, and about the book he has written, Extra Hands: Grasping for a Meaningful Life.  "At 33, Jack Orchard found his wrists were beginning to affect his golf game.  The former John Burroughs School football team co-captain was living in San Francisco, working as a financial consultant.  He had recently returned from Moscow, where he and several business partners opened the first private investment bank....Life was looking good for the married Harvard University graduate with the impressive resume....Now 40, Orchard spends his days running his Extra Hands for ALS charity from his Richmond Heights home.  The disease has confined him to a wheelchair....He communicates by using an Eye Tracker, a machine hooked up to a computer monitor....Orchard recently released a memoir of his life before and after his diagnosis....[It] was written entirely through Orchard's use of the Eye Tracker."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Jack Biggs '62 was featured in the 11.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been recently named chairman of the board of the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers.  "Biggs is vice chairman of Midwest BankCentre and the former president of Brown Shoe.  The regional CrimeStoppers, which was formed nearly two years ago, offers rewards of up to $1000 for tips from the public that lead to a felony arrest."

Sam Altman '03 was featured in the 11.02.07 BusinessWeek OnLine in an article entitled "America's Best Young Entrepreneurs:  2007."  "This summer, we asked readers to nominate candidates age 25 and under who were running their own companies.  Our goal was to find businesses that show potential for growth and establish the talent of the savvy young people behind them."  Sam's Loopt made the cut.

Marilyn Fox, grandparent, Glenn Sheffield '54 and parent of alumni, and Nanci Bobrow, parent of alumni, were featured in the 10.31.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story about a recent meeting of St. Louis Women of Achievement during which Sheffield "the former mayor of Webster Groves, was elected 2008 president of the group...[and Nanci Bobrow] was named chair of the 2008 Women of Achievement Luncheon."  Fox is a former president of the organization.

Mary Noel George '94 was featured in the 10.27.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, sharing her advice, as a dermatologist, for winter skin care.  Click HERE for her tips.

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 10.24.07 West County Journal.  "There was drama galore throughout the Class 2 portion of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Tennis Tournament last weekend.  But, John Burroughs' Alex Lehman made sure that was not the case in Class 1.  The junior dominated the small school division at the state tournament, defending her championship without losing a set.  'There is always a little bit of pressure when you are the returning champion,' Lehman said.  'I just tried to stay as relaxed as I could and play my game.'  And Lehman's game had no equal of any player in Class 1....[Coach Steve] Beauchamp is already looking ahead to next season when Alex's sister, Sydney ['12], joins the team.  Sydney has been a dominant player in the Missouri Valley circuit.  'Wouldn't it be a fitting finish for Alex's career to guide the team to a state title and then play her sister for the individual championship?' Beauchamp asked."

Sam Altman '03 was featured in the 10.23.07 New York Times...front page! an article about his GPS cellphone technology, Loopt.  "Sam Altman, the 22-year-old co-founder of Loopt, said he came up with the idea in early 2005 when he walked out of a lecture hall at Stanford.  'Two hundred students all pulled out their cellphones, called someone and said, "Where are you?" ' he said.  'People want to connect.'...So far, the market for social-mapping is nascent -- users number in the hundreds of thousands, industry experts estimate....Mr. Altman said one customer bought it to keep track of a parent with Alzheimer's....Mr. Altman...said that to protect better against unwelcome prying by, say, a former friend, Loopt users are sent text messages at random times, asking if they recognize a certain friend.  If not, that person's viewing ability is disabled."

Tiffany Frimel '92 was featured in the Fall Issue of Saint Louis Seasons magazine in a photo profile of her wedding/marriage to Matthew Hilton.

Artie Kerckhoff '97 was featured in the 10.19.07 Ladue News in an announcement of his engagement to Molly Gruszka.  "The future groom is a 1997 graduate of John Burroughs.  He received a bachelor of business administration in general business form Southern Methodist University in 2001 and is employed by Colliers Turley Martin Tucker as an office broker in commercial real estate....A July wedding is planned."

David Cort, parent of alumna, was featured in the 10.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of three spokesmen from the St. Louis medical community to address the question of whether hospitals should partner with physicians.  Dr. Cort is president of the Endoscopy Center of St. Louis.  "Hospitals are seeing widespread competition for outpatient services for the first time, and I beleive this is healthy for all involved.  Some of the hospital systems have just begun to realize that partnering with physicians or other entities can be a win-win situation rather than a drag to the bottom line."

Krista Seymour '99 was featured in the 10.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Click HERE for her op ed piece on BJC's decision to end its doula program.

The Storch family were featured in the 10.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an account of Nate '93's recent wedding in New York.

Pat Wolff, parent of alumni, was featured and interviewed in the 10.12-10.18.07 St. Louis Business Journal.  "For most people, working 40 hours a week constitutes a full-time job.  For pediatrician Dr. Patricia Wolff, that's just the half of it.  Some weekdays, she is in her office at Forest Park Pediatrics, seeing little patients.  The rest of the time, she's working on Meds & Food for Kids,her nonprofit that rescues Haitian children from malnutrition with a highly potent, peanut-butter based nutritional supplement called Medika Mamba.  All told, her weeks add up to at least 80 hours of work.  She spends half her time in St. Louis and half at her production facility in Cap [sic] Haitien in northern Haiti, in three-week increments, all year long....She has seen tangible results among the more than 2,000 Haitian kids she and her staff have reached so far with Medika Mamba, and with recent funding, they're on the cusp of providing it to Haitian HIV/AIDS patients as well...."

Nick Holekamp '78 was featured in the 10.05.-10.11.07 St. Louis Business Journal in a feature about health-care heroes.  "As chief medical officer of Ranken Jordan-A Pediatric Specialty Hospital in Maryland Heights, Holekamp, 47, has spent the past seven years working in every conceivable capacity to help grow the hospital....Holekamp said being on call nearly non-stop in the early years of his tenure was challenging, but well worth the effort.  'Pediatrics is definitely the right field for me,' Holekamp said.  'Kids are resilient.  They don't hold a grudge and they get better, by and large.  It can be very uplifting, very rewarding....The hospital serves children with special medical needs, including brain injuries, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, lead intoxication, pediatric stroke, neuromuscular diseases, orthopedic injuries, ventilator dependency and paralysis."

Rebecca Kousky '00 was featured in the 10.10.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "[Cheree] Berry was in New York for a fundraiser that will partially benefit St. Louis-based Nest, which was founded by Rebecca Kousky.  Tory Burch is donating 10 percent of the sales from a cocktail fundraiser at her chic store [in New York] to Nest, which has a unique microlending mission....Nest...has been recently featured on CNN and in Martha Stewart's Body + Soul magazine.  Kousky was also recently highlighted as a Business Journal 30 Under 30."

Robin Wald, parent of alumni, was featured in the 10.06.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about her home.  Click HERE.

Joe Edwards '64, parent of alumnae, was featured in the 10.03.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Delmar Loop being named one of the 10 Great Streets in America for 2007 by the American Planning Association.  "'Everyone is thrilled today,' said Edwards also known as the mayor of the Loop.  'It's an honor to be named one of the greatest streets....I think St. Louisans will be excited about this national recognition, and it will focus a lot of attention from around the country on St. Louis.'...Edwards said he believed a contributing factor to being chosen...was the Loop's focus on diversity.  'Men, women, blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos...own businesses and buildings -- it's the way it should be,' Edwards said.  'There's an openness, tolerance and working together that helps to make it a great street.'" 

Elaine Childress, faculty, was quoted in the 10.02.07 in an article about laptops in secondary education.  "'Our kids are engaged in debate or the development of ideas, and we think computers just kind of get in the way,' said Elaine Childress, a principal at John Burroughs School, in Ladue.  'Computers are available when they are needed.'"  For the complete article, click HERE.

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 9.27.07 USA Today about his series, Mad Men, which has just been picked up for a second season.  "...With a second season now locked in, the St. Louis native looks forward to seeing [his character, an ad man in the 60's] experience the unfolding of the decade.  'Kennedy gets shot, and there's also the civil rights movement.  I want to see how he handles his family and the changing times.'  Produced by Sopranos alum Matthew Weiner, Mad Men hasn't scored major-network ratings, but it has been widely praised by critics and is considred a programming success for AMC....Hamm, an avid golfer and tennis palyer, says he doesn't have much in common with his sharply dressed, slickly coiffed character....As for his career, he's aiming for adventure -- of any kind.  'Acting is sort of an extension of childhood.  You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun,' he says.  'Playing an athlete would be so cool.  Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses.  I wouldn't turn down any of that.'"

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 9.26.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about its September 25th win over Whitfield.  "...[Senior Peter] Cohen headed in a free kick from [senior] Angelo Gentile.  That first-half goal, thanks to some arobatic second-half goalkeeping from [senior] Tim O'Hara, held up as Burroughs knocked off visiting Whitfield 1-0....In last year's Class 1 title match, Whitfield knocked off the Bombers 1-0 in double overtime."

Gyo Obata, father of alumni, was featured in the 9.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his garden.  "...On mornings when the weather is right, the gentle, soft-spoken man spends time in his garden with his dog, Petunia, feeding the birds and tending to his morning glories.  It's a ritual that allows him to relax and enjoy the peace before driving downtown to his office at HOK, where he is a co-founder of the world-renowned architectural firm."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Paul Zemitzsch '74 was featured in the 9.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a personal interview about his businesses.  In response to the first question, "Why do you own five businesses?" he responded, "I have a short attention span, and I only work with people I like."  Click HERE for the full interview. 

Josh Goldman '94 was featured in the 9.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Sylvester Brown's column about "Succeeding With Reading," a literacy program Josh has developed.  "Goldman's program was adopted and a nonprofit group that establishes and funds middle schools in lower-income St. Louis neighborhoods....The accelerated reading program is relatively modest....[But] 'it's not the size, said Jim Ford, principal of St. Cecelia, 'it's about the gift kids receive....'  [Quoting Josh] 'I went to John Burroughs, a private school -- everything was so privileged and wealthy in my life.  Yet, I met so many gracious people with tremendous needs.'  Goldman said he enjoyed teaching, but 'big social issues' like the achievement gap gnawed at him."  For the complete column, click HERE.

Chelsey Carter '08 was featured on the 9.21.07 Extra Hands for ALS web site as volunteer of the month.  "Chelsey joined Extra Hands four years ago and has volunteered regularly with three different ALS patients....This past summer, Chelsey was the St. Louis chapter intern in which she conducted research on clinics, businesses and youth groups and helped recruit volunteers throughout the St. Louis area....Chelsey has been a major advocate for ALS....She is the ALS club president at her high school and has  taken great steps in getting other students to participate in the Extra Hands volunteer program.  From her experiences, Chelsey has decided to study neurology and continue to raise awareness about ALS.  Recently, Chelsey won the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award for her work in the St. Louis community...."

Haliday Douglas '01 was featured in the 9.19.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the recent St. Louis American Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education.  "Eight educators...received nods for the unique and passionate way they work with area students.  They included:...Haliday Douglas...."

Steve Mizell, parent, was featured in the 9.14 - 9.20.07 St. Louis Business Journal in a spread on minority business leaders.  "In 2004, Mizell was recruited by Monsanto to join an executive team focused on a major transformation of the company.  He is now responsible for the leadership and development of Monsanto's 19,000 employees worldwide....He is known at Monsanto for his non-traditional approach and innate ability to identify and cultivate top talent.  It has earned special kudos from [Monsanto's chairman, CEO and president Hugh] Grant who has dubbed him 'chief engineer' of strategy and company culture."

Bo Drochelman '65 was featured in the 9.12.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the sixth annual March to the Arch to honor those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  "'The march isn't a charity event, and it seeks to raise neither money nor political awareness.  The hope is simply to honor the memory of those who died,' Drochelman said.  The first march started spontaneously on Sept. 11, 2002.   About 4 p.m. that day, Drochelman decided to mark the first anniversary of the attacks by taking a 21-mile walk." 

Jim Koman '82 was featured in the 9.11.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about a 40-acre project he plans to develop along Forest Park Avenue.  "'It is an exciting opportunity to create some retail density in an urban setting,' Koman said.  Besides retail, the development would include offices and residential space.  A hotel also is possible....Koman also is working to include some land from the nearby Cortex biotech business corridor on the west side of Forest Park Avenue.  Cortex's real estate committee last week approved an agreement to sell a piece of property to Koman....The organization is enthusiastic about the plan, said John Dubinsky '61, chairman of Cortex, adding that the board likely will approve the agreement....The development would help Cortex create more economic development opportunities in that corridor...."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Cory Rothschild '04 was featured in the 9.07.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about his summer work on an internet start-up venture in Germany.  "Cory Rothschild is back at Duke University for his senior year and probably enjoying the elbow room.  Rothschild, 21, a 2004 graduate of John Burroughs, spent the summer in Berlin, crammed into an apartment with 11 other students and working on an Internet start-up called, which promises to organize your life -- or at least your receipts."  Click HERE for the interview.

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 9.10.07 issue of People in a profile about his AMC series Mad Men.  "Set in 1960, Mad Men harkens back to an era of three-martini lunches and wide-eyed secretaries.  Hamm's character, New York City advertising hotshot Don Draper, and his colleagues take full advantage of both.  'Men absolutely had it better' back then, Hamm says with a laugh.  'The dream of success and happiness was coined by these guys.'"

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 9.05.07 West County Journal in an article about her win over fellow state tennis champ Misia Kedzierski.  "John Burroughs tennis player Alex Lehman called it her 'lucky day.'  But, it took more than luck for the defending state Class 1 singles champion to dismantle Class 2 champ Misia Kedzierski of St. Joseph's Academy 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match of the No. 1 singles flight in the Metro Women's Athletic Association Tournament....Lehman made a statement with an ace on her first serve of the match and she kept up the pressure the rest of the way, winning seven consecutive games at one point....'She was really focused out there today,' John Burroughs coach Steve Beauchamp said.  'It took her a while to finally close her out, but she did not let anything bother her.  She just mixes things up so well.  She has a different game than most of the girls....This is a big, big win for her and is huge for her confidence.'"

Julie Goran '96 was featured in the 9.02.07 New York Times in an announcement of her marriage to Douglas Burns.  "The a project manager at McKinsey & Company, the New York consulting firm.  She graduated cum laude from Yale and received a law degree magna cum laude from New York University.  Her father is a gastroenterologist on the staff of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in St. Louis.  Her mother is a biology teacher at John Burroughs, a private middle and high school in St. Louis...."

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the  9.01.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "The long awaited matchup between the two Missouri state singles tennis champions proved to be a short one.  John Burroughs junior Alex Lehman, the Class 1 champ, needed just over an hour to defeat St. Joseph Academy's Misia Kedzierski, the Class 2 champ, 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday in the championship match of the No. 1 singles flight of the MWAA Tournament.  It was the first time the two had played in high school although they have met many times through the years on the USTA-Missouri Valley circuit.  'I was certainly pumped up for the match,' Lehman said.  'But that would be the case no matter when or where I play Michelle (Misia).  We have gone back and forth through the years although she has had the better of me recently.'"

Juniors Christie O'Hara and Liesl Schnuck were featured in the 9.01.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as players to watch in high school field hockey.  Christie, the Burroughs goalie, "was a backup to Lori Murphy '07 last season, but had a great summer winning a gold medal in the Junior Olympics.  [She] has great size and strength.  [She] is one of only three players to play varsity as a freshman in Coach Beth Kinsella's 30 years at Burroughs."  Liesl, a midfielder, was "Second-team All-Metro last season.  [She] got cut above her eye in the team's opening game against Clayton but came back and scored the game-winning goal.  [She] joins O'Hara as one of only three freshmen to play varsity."

Steve Finerty, parent and parent of alumnus, was featured in the 8.31.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about navigating the volatile market as chairman of Argent Capital Management.  Click HERE for the interview.

Bomber Football was featured in the 8.29.07 West County Journal's high school football preview.  "The John Burroughs football team finished [last season] with a 7-2 record for the third consecutive season.  The 2006 version, however, finished on a down note, as the Bombers won their first seven games only to lose their final two which kept them out of postseason play.  Burroughs was explosive offensively during most of the season....A 33-6 victory over Priory to open districts extended the winning streak and things still looked promising as Burroughs had a 13-0 lead over Westminster Christian Academy. But, quarterback Jared Van Slyke '07 broke his thumb on the final play of the first half against the Wildcats....It is definitely a new-look team this fall, as the Bombers were senior-dominated in 2006....One offensive weapon who does return is senior place kicker Timmy O'Hara....O'Hara was successful on 38 of 41 extra point attempts and also kicked a 40-yard field goal last season.  Senior Trevor the likely starter at quarterback...." 

Nicole Carter '09, Alec Guzov '09, Michelle Hwang '08, Mike Jin '09, Amol Pai '09, Andy Stuhl '09 and Emily Thaisrivongs '08 were featured in the 8.29.07 West County Journal as graduates of the Pfizer-Solutia 2007 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program.

Lester Miller, grandparent, was featured in the 8.24-8.30.07 St. Louis Business Journal.  "Lester Miller, the entrepreneur and restaurant owner known for his Midas touch, has built another company from the ground up and sold it for a couple hundred million dollars.  This time, though, the magic Miller spun with NorthStar Battery in Springfield, Mo., happened in a mere seven years.  It took Miller several decades to grow his plastics company, Contico International in St. Louis, before selling it and a group of related companies in 1999 and 2000....Milller, owner of the Busch's Grove and Lester's restaurants in St. Louis, launched NorthStar in 2000...."

Jim Koman '82 was featured in the 8.24-8.30.07 St. Louis Business Journal in an article about Southwestern Illinois College's decision to use "St. Louis-based Koman Properties to develop 23 acres on the school's campus...[which is expected to include] 70,000 square feet of retail space, 100,000 square feet of office space, 90 apartments and a 75,000-square-foot hotel."

Bomber Football was featured in the 8.24.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a profile of high school teams.  Players to watch:  Devin Fraley '08, Myles Moody '09, Tim O'Hara '08, Clayton Tremayne '08, Andrew Truetzel '09 and Ted Maritz '08.  Newcomer:  Trevor Souers '08, after missing last year with a shoulder injury.  Need to replace:  All 10 Bombers on last year's All-ABC first and second team.  Nine graduated and senior Mitch Stromsdorfer opted to focus on wrestling, where the former state champ is a college recruit.  Biggest strength:  The senior leadership, not just from veteran starters but from new regulars like Kavi Patel, Tee Rassieur, Brandon Neal and Jayson Stewart.  Bottom line:  So many jobs open.  So many versatile applicants.  So much depends on finding the best fit for each hungry starter-to-be.

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 8.23.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a preview of girls tennis.  Among the top five players to watch the STLPD said, "Lehman captured the MSHSAA Class 1 singles title in dominating fashion.  She lost just five games in her four matches at state to cap an undefeated season.  She also had some good moments this summer, finishing second to [Misia] Kedzierski [a sophomore at St. Joe's] at the Sweet Sixteen Tournament."

Terry Schnuck '71 was featured in the 8.19.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in two articles about his successful ventures on Broadway.  "Terry Schnuck ran off to join the circus, more or less.  He actually decided to become a theatrical producer, which might be an even goofier choice.  As general counsel for his family's chain of supermarkets, he had enjoyed a long, successful business career.  But ever since Schnuck was a teenager, the Great White Way has beckoned.  With support from his siblings and his wife, who said it would be an adventure, Schnuck forged ahead.  He first invested in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a show spearheaded by St. Louis-based Fox Associates.  It was a strong beginning:  Millie won the Tony for best musical....and whetted Schnuck's taste for more.  More shows followed.  None was successful, but all helped Schnuck expand his New York contacts and learn more about show business.  Eventually, he became one of the producers of Spring Awakening,a show that brought home its own string of Tony Awards this year....Like many people who make a career in theater, he was eager to climb onstage himself.  He performed in shows at John Burroughs School and joined a summer troupe, Playmakers, that staged outdoor musicals....'I truly wanted to go to New York and be an actor when I graduated from Tulane,...but I wanted to get married and have children, and at the time, I didn't think you could do that and be an actor.  Instead of New York, I got my MBA and my law degree, and I met (my wife) Sally....When I went on the Muny board about 10 years ago, it reignited a spark....I think producing a show is like starting up a new company.  An investor just puts money into a show.  But a producer has to find a location and hire the staff -- including the director, who is like a CEO.  Every new show is like a new company, and the producer makes sure that it can open for business.'"   Click HERE for the article about Terry's transition from the grocery business to show business, and click HERE for his comments on his New York shows.

Edie Avioli '78 and Doug Kassabaum '68 were featured in the 8.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "The gigantic Swedish retailer IKEA is sponsoring a video contest, Main Street Makeover, and of the dozens of entries from across the U.S., the submission from a group of Maplewoodians is in the top 10 and is the only one from Missouri....[The Maplewood submission is a video which] features several business people and takes a lighthearted look at the community's artistic energy, diversity and renaissance."  Among the five who are "highlighted are Edie Avioli of the Black Cat Theatre,... and Doug Kassabaum, an artist and architect."

David Farr, parent and parent of alumna, was featured in the 8.16.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the United Way's annual drive.  "Emerson CEO David Farr, chairman of the United Way campaign in the St. Louis region, announced the [$70 million] goal Wednesday [August 15]....Farr said St. Louis has raised millions for people around the world, including victims of Hurricane Katrina.  'It's time to raise money for ourselves,' he said....'The goal is aggressive but achievable.'"

Chris Lange '02 was featured in the 8.10.07 Ladue News in an announcement of his engagement to Sara Akman.  "The future groom graduated from John Burroughs School in 2002 and earned a BSBA in marketing and finance from Washington University's Olin School of Business in 2006.  He is employed by Emerging Media Group in Washington, D.C.....A November wedding is planned....They will reside in Arlington, Va."

Rachel Maddux '08 and Aim High were featured in the August 2007 St. Louis Youth SportScoop.  "John Burroughs basketball player Rachel Maddux displays her work ethic, determination and leadership not only on the court, but off the court, as well.  When the senior to be is not pouring in just over 12 points per game on the floor or maintaining her 4.68 GPA in the classroom, she is helping others try to succeed.  For the third summer in a row Maddux is working with Aim High St. Louis...a tuition-free academic enrichment program for fifth through eighth grade students from low-income neighborhoods who have demonstrated potential....During five weeks of the summer months Maddux spends seven hours a day working with kids....The effort that Maddux puts forth to help the program also helps her on the basketball court.  She feels there is something of a connection between the two.  'Working hard at school and helping others reinforces the importance of working hard on the basketball floor,' said Maddux.  Maddux also carries her own philosophy from the court to the kids:  'When you are working with the kids in the classroom there's nothing wrong with letting them know that it is OK to make a mistake,' said Maddux.  'When you are on the basketball court and you are afraid to make a mistake you play tentatively.'"  For the complete article, click HERE.

Gentry Sayad '82 was published in the 8.10-8.16.07 St. Louis Business Journal.  He wrote a commentary on his family's recent move and adjustment to Shanghai.  "....We have been in Shanghai for a month now....We discovered the western and organic grocery stores and we can identity, and enjoy, much of the local fare (although I am maintaining a strict 'no tongues/no feet' rule).  We have spent the last month settling into our new life here.  My law firm, Armstrong Teasdale, has had an office in Shanghai for 12 years, but we are the first St. Louis family to make a full-time overseas move for the firm.  As a result there is a lot of trial by fire, sorting out our overseas shipments, schools, housing, residency and work permits, health examinations, etc.  The experience thus far has been incredible...."

Bill Seabaugh, parent, was featured in the August issue of St. Louis CEO in a profile of his mergers and acquisition practice at Bryan Cave.  "Born into a family of doctors, Seabaugh realized at an early age that his interests lay elsewhere. 'I always knew I wanted to be on the transactional side of the practice.  The mergers and acquisitions area was immediately attractive to me.  The negotiation, the excitement and the fact that every deal is different,' he says.  'Since we represent a wide variety of companies, I've bought and sold just about any type you can imagine....With Bryan Cave in particular, I get the real benefit of working with most of the larger public companies here in town.'  And with that, Seabaugh says, comes the unique opportunity to participate in the St. Louis community by facilitating the worldwide growth of major entities.  For someone who likes to negotiate, being a main player in an M & A practice that consistently ranks in the top 15 law firms in the country for deals completed is pretty much utopia....Leading a larger deal and managing a lot of pieces is what gets him excited about the M & A practice.  He likens calling the shots on a big project to his experience as a quarterback [at Mizzou]:  'You're running a broad team of specialists, working with environment people, tax people, benefits people, intellectual property people, and the client has various others weighing in on their areas of expertise.  Then putting that all together, effectuating and facilitating the negotiation of those various issues and getting to the finish line.'"

Andrew Volpe '98 was featured in the 8.09.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his rock band ,Ludo.  "Life in the big leagues is going great for St. Louis rock band Ludo....Last year, the band inked a deal with Island/Def Jam....'We went into it trying to be prepared for anything, but they've been completely supportive of our vision and let us make the record we wanted to make,' frontman Andrew Volpe says.  'We're very excited about that and about moving forward with them in releasing this record.'"  For the complete article, click HERE.

Sasha Kweskin '98 was featured in the 8.08.07 St. Louis Jewish Light in an announcement of his engagement to Blair Rich.  "[Sasha] is a graduate of Burroughs...and Brown University and University of California-Berkeley where he earned a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry.  He is currently a process engineer at Applied Material.  A November wedding is planned."

Bomber girls' tennis was featured in the 8.08.07 West County Journal.  "John Burroughs returns a handful of starters from a final four team last season.  The Bombers finished third as a team in Class 1.  The highlight of the season for Burroughs was an individual state title by Alex Lehman.  Lehman, who is now a junior, looks to defend her title this fall and should be the player to beat.  She was undefeated as a sophomore.  Sophomore Emily Shah and seniors Sarah Soffer and Emily Kim are other returning singles starters."

Stephen Brauer '63, parent of alumni, John Danforth, grandparent and Sam Fox, grandparent, were featured in the 8.05.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about St. Louis diplomats.  Fox is ambassador to Belgium, Brauer is a former ambassador to Belgium and Danforth is a former ambassador to the United Nations.  Click HERE for the article.

Nicole Carter '09, Alec Guzov '09, Michelle Hwang '08, Mike Jin '09, Amol Pai '09, Andy Stuhl '09 and Emily Thaisrivongs '08 were featured in the 8.01.07 St. Louis American in an article about the STARS program sponsored by Pfizer and Solutia along with area universities.  "Students spent six weeks working on professional research with some of the region's top biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, medical researchers, physicists and psychologists....For 18 years, UMSL, in cooperation with Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center...has sponsored this intensive summer research program for academically talented junior and senior high school students."

Haliday Douglas '01 was featured in the 7.27-8.02.07 St. Louis Business Journal having been named programs director for College Bound.

Stephanie Mendillo '97 was featured in the 7.27.07 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Jonathan Dobson.  "The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs School in 1997 and received a B.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University in 2001.  She is employed as an institutional investment sales representative at Fifth Third Securities....Following an August wedding, the couple...plan to reside in Brentwood."

David Farr, parent and parent of alumna, was featured in the 7.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the United Way campaign.  "David Farr, chairman and chief executive of Ferguson-based Emerson, is the volunteer chairman of the upcoming campaign.  He said his goal is to ensure the campaign surpasses last year's $66 million total.  To attain the goal, Farr said he will use his position to encourage fellow business leaders to talk to their employees [about] donating more.  Apart from the usual big-time donors, Farr said he and the campaign team are tapping into businesses that have not been part of the campaign previously."

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 7.24.07 Pittsburgh Post Gazette in an interview about his career and how he landed the starring role on the new AMC series Mad Men.  In reference to Burroughs, he said, "My mother -- it sounds very Dickensian and romantic -- but my mother's dying wish was that I go to this particular private school, John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Mo., because friends had gone there.  I have to say it was the single most profound, resonating decision ever made in my life.  It wasn't made by me, but it's what every mother should want for her child."  For the complete article, click HERE.  (This article also appeared in the 7.26.07 Oregonian.)

David Farr, parent and parent of alumna, and Andy Taylor '66 and parent of alumni were featured in the July 2007 issue of St. Louis CEO as the number one and number five most powerful CEOs in the area.  "David Farr.  CEO of Emerson Electric Co. since October 2000, Farr is at the helm of a hugely diversified 117-year-old international electrical products company.  Annual sales:  $20.13 billion;...employees:  127,800....Andrew Taylor.  CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car since 1991, Taylor has an eye on planting rental vehicles in driveways across America.  Annual sales:  $9 billion; No. 21 on Forbes' list of largest private companies; employees:  64,000-plus...."

Andrey Shaw, parent of alumnus, was featured in the Summer 2007 issue of Outlook published by Washington University's School of Medicine.  "Andrey S. Shaw, MD, has been named the Emil R. Unanue Professor of Immunobiology in the Department of Pathology and Immunology.  'This is a well-earned recognition of Andrey Shaw's status as a national leader in immunology who is especially prominent in the area of how T cells recognize invaders and contribute to the immune response,' says Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine'....Shaw also becomes director of the new Division of Immunology within the department."

Rebecca Kousky '00 was featured in the 7.13-19.07 Ladue News in its annual 30 Under 30 profiles.  Rebecca "founded [Nest] the nonprofit help women in developing countries begin or maintain art- and craft-based businesses.  The assistance is in the form of microfinance loans.  So far, Nest has given loans totaling $8,000 to 52 women in eight countries.  It generates funds for these loans through sales at its online store,, which features clothing, jewelry and other items from sought-after artists and designers; through direct donations; and via special events and fundraisers."

Don Breckenridge '91 was featured in the 7.18.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been recently elected to the national leadership of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Jack Danforth, grandparent, was featured in the 7.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  He wrote an oped piece entitled "Finding some common ground on stem cells" in which he makes the argument for  Click HERE for the opinion piece.

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the 7.13.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about his upcoming TV series Mad Men.  "The St. Louis native's first big break came on NBC's 2000-2001.  Now he's back on television again, this time in the lead of the new AMC series Mad Men from Matthew Weiner, whose credentials include The Sopranos....Hamm plays Don Draper, a big man on Madison Avenue but complicated and conflicted outside the office."  Click HERE for the interview.

Kurt Deutsch '84 was featured in the 7.12-7.18.07 Time Out New York in an article about his record label.  "On Tuesday 17, the original cast recording of the hit musical Legally Blonde is set to splash record stores around the country....But like may other recent major shows, Legally Blonde has eschewed the majors and entrusted its music to Ghostlight Records:  the cast-album division of Sh-K-Boom Records, a local boutique label cofounded by Kurt Deutsch and his wife, the Broadway bombshell Sherie Rene Scott....The rise of Ghostlight represents a sea change in the way that Broadway music is preserved and sold:  a tide that, if Deutsch has his way, may end up lifting all Broadway boats....'When I started the company [in 2000], cast albums weren't part of the scenario...,' Deutsch recalls....Deutsch and Scott decided to produce her CD themselves.  Lacking distribution, they sold the album on their web site; lacking ad money, they plugged it in Scott's Playbill bio [when she was starring in Aida].  'My feeling was that she was playing to 15,000 people a week on Broadway, and if people like her then maybe they'd go online and buy her record.  We were putting together a relationship between the Internet, the fans and how people sell records.'...The increasingly important role of cast albums as marketing tools -- both for musicals that are currently on the boards and those hoping for post-Broadway runs -- spurred Deutsch to devise a new approach to financing OCRs....At Ghostlight, the producers of the musical foot part of the bill for the recording -- and get a larger share of the album's profits it it's a hit....'A cast album is a piece of history; if a show isn't recorded, it's forgotten.' [Deutsch] notes.  'I look at it now as a joy and a tremendous responsibility.  And, hopefully, a revenue stream.'"

Sydney Lehman '12 was featured in the 7.11.07 West County Journal in an article about her play in the recent Junior National Open Tennis Championship.  "'I was hoping to win the tournament,' said Lehman, who will be entering eighth grade at John Burroughs in the fall.  Lehman didn't quite reach her goal, but she did make the championship match in the field of 32 in the 14-year-old division.  'I didn't win, but this is still probably the highlight of my tennis so far,' said Lehman who was seeded fourth."

Laura Stith '71 was featured in the 7.01.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having been named the next chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court.  "Stith has a flair for peacemaking that could come in handy.  In legal circles, she is known as a bridge-builder who looks for common ground....Critics portray judges as 'deciding cases based on their pesonal views,' she said.  'I don't do that, and judges shouldn't do that.  My decisions are based on the law and not on being liberal or conservative or any other particular category.'  Stith will be the second woman to hold the top judicial job....The court passes the post around every two years, based on seniority."  For the complete story, click HERE.

Jon Hamm '89 was featured in the July 2007 St. Louis Magazine in an interview about his upcoming TV series.  "After years of playing hero types -- a cop, a firefighter, an American soldier in Vietnam, actor and former St. Louisan Jon Hamm is finally taking on a role steeped in evil:  He stars as a Madison Avenue ad executive in the early 1960s in AMC's Mad Men, set to debut this summer."
Ellen Port, faculty, was featured in the July 2007 St. Louis Magazine, in a profile and interview.  "Ellen Port didn't pick up a club until she was in her early twenties, yet she's one of the top amateur golfers to come out of the St. Louis area, with four national amateur titles and two international Curtis Cup appearances.  Today, as a mother of two, she still finds time to work full time as a teacher and coach at John Burroughs School."

Joy Rice Dunkelman, parent of alumnae, was featured in the 6.29.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of "several St. Louisans ...being honored by the National Senior Games Association....The games foundation's president...said that without their participation as founding fathers of the National Senior Olympic Organization -- the parent organization of the Senior Games -- there 'might not be an NSGA or National Senior Olympics.'"

Lisa Orden Zarin, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 6.27.07 St. Louis Jewish Light in a profile on College Bound, "a program ...[for] high school students who come from under-resourced backgrounds to not only get accepted but also graduate from four-year colleges....College Bound partners with local academic and nonprofit organizations to expose the students to different opportunities.  The organization has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to help students prepare for SATs and ACTs, the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center to expose them to cultural events and Washington University's student organization Each One Teach One [offering] tutoring to students."

Jay Williamson '85 was featured in the 6.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Travelers Championship in which he took a close second place.  "St. Louisan Jay Williamson had his first PGA tour victory in his grasp until Hunter Mahan snatched it away with back-to-back birdies Sunday at the Travelers Championship.  Rallying from a 2-stroke deficit, Williamson took a 1-shot lead to the 18th tee.  But his par, and Mahan's birdie, sent them to a playoff, where Mahan again birdied No. 18 and Williamson made par.  Each time Williamson hit a good approach shot to the 18th green, but Mahan stepped up both times and hit his shot just a little better....[A]ccording to criteria posted on, Williamson is eligible for the remainder of this year by virtue of winning more than the 150th finisher on last year's money list...And he's well on his way to earning a card for next year.  He needs to finish in the top 125 in winnings this year....Going into the weekend, Williamson was seventh on the Nationwide Tour money list."

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 6.21.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named player of the year in girls' tennis.  The Burroughs athletic program was also mentioned as a finalist in top small school performers for the 2006-2007 schoolyear. 

David LeResche '07, Jared Van Slyke '07 and Zach Weisenfels '08 were featured in the  6.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having received baseball All-Metro Honorable Mention.

Terry Schnuck '71, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 6.11.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a co-producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening.  "Said Schnuck, 'You never know if it's going to happen.  You just hope you'll find a great show.  Four or five years ago, I never would have imagined standing on stage for the Tony for best musical.  It's unbelievable.'  Schnuck is chairman of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis."

Des and Mary Ann MacCarthy Lee '43, parents of alumni, were featured in the 6.10.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as honorees at the upcoming annual American Liver Foundation benefit.

Jim Koman '82 was featured in the 6.08.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about his family and his career.  "Jim Koman is going to school on the community college systems.  The president of Koman Properties and managing partner of Equity Capital Management of Chicago already has carved out a niche of developing underserved urban areas and calls community college campuses  'a real estate place of the future.'  He sees these developments around the mostly commuter campuses as having a service value as well as a place students can gain experience related to their field of study.  Koman Properties has been selected by Southwest Illinois College to develop The Shoppes at College Square on the Belleville campus."  For the complete interview, click HERE.

Teddy White '07 was featured in the 6.05.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having been named to the All-Metro Second Tennis Team.  "White led the Bombers to a second-place team finish in Class I and finished fourth in singles for his fourth state medal.  He will attend Washington University."

Henry Schvey, parent of alumnae, contributed an article to the 6.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed page.  Having recently returned to his alma mater, University of Wisconsin, Schvey reflected on the differences in the campus and the student body.  Click HERE for his essay.

Tim O'Hara '08 was featured in the 6.01.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the Spotlight on Education column which profiles individual students. The piece focused on Tim's initiative to raise funds for St. Patrick's Center.  "Tim O'Hara used his passion for playing Madden NFL football on his PlayStation as a springboard for organizing a successful charity fundraiser....Tim, a junior at John Burroughs School, thought that other teens...might want to put their skill to good use by entering a tournament, co-sponsored by the St. Louis Rams.  The entry fee of $10 would be donated to St. Patrick's....Last year's tournament raised $11,000.  This year, Tim coordinated an even more successful tournament that involved students from 18 schools and raised $16,000....At school, Tim keeps busy in four varsity sports:  soccer, football, basketball and baseball.  He says he spends most days practicing with the soccer team in the fall since he is the kicker on the football team.  He also plays saxophone in the school's jazz band.  Despite the demands of his extracurricular activities, Tim carries a 4.46 grade-point average with a rigorous academic schedule...."  For the complete profile, click HERE.

Henry Schvey, parent of alumnae, was featured in the 5.30.07 Jewish Light in an article about his career and retirement as chair of Washington University's Performing Arts Department.  "After 19 years in that position, [he] will be taking a one-year sabbatical before returning to Washington University as a professor....During his long tenure as chair..., Schvey became immensely popular among his students, faculty colleagues and the artistic and general communities in St. Louis.  A prolific writer, Schvey has written several well as essays and novels."

Lori Murphy '07 was featured in the 5.28.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of the area National Merit Scholarship winners financed by colleges and universities.   Lori's scholarship was awarded by Vanderbilt.

Boyd McDonnell '91 was featured in the 5.23.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Webster Groves native Boyd McDonnell (John Burroughs, Class of 1991) is in town today filming animals at the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park for the nationally syndicated TV show Animal Atlas.  McDonnell, who lives on the Left Coast now, is the show's executive producer."

Ronnie White, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 5.19.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his recent announcement to step down from the Missouri Supreme Court where he was the "first and only African American to serve."  Quoting St. Louis County Executive Charles Dooley, "He served with integrity and distinction.  He has a fine legal mind and was a progressive voice that will be missed."

Terry Schnuck '71 was featured in the 5.18.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a producer of Spring Awakening, "the Broadway musical with the most Tony Award nominations -- 11, including "Best Musical."  An article about Spring Awakening appeared in the 5.16.07 Post.

Christy Bertelson '68, parent of alumna, was featured in the 5.13.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in an article about her reassignment at the STLPD.  "Christy Bertelson, who has been Editorial page editor at the Post-Dispatch the past 10 years, will leave that position to become deputy managing editor in charge of the daily and weekly features sections and cultural coverage in print and online....Bertelson began working at the Post-Dispatch in 1972 as a general assignment reporter, after graduating from Smith College with a degree in French literature.  She left the Post-Dispatch in 1975 to work in Vermont.  From 1980 to 1986 she held the position of master printer at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.  She returned to St. Louis and the Post-Dispatch in 1986 and covered the environment beat, was a general assignment reporter, a feature writer, an agriculture reporter and a health care writer...."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Dick Grote, parent of alumni, was featured in the 5.11.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having recently been honored as a champion of veteran entrepreneurs.  "Richard Grote is committed to helping more than 250,000 veterans in the St. Louis metropolitan area become successful entrepreneurs.  Grote's passion lies deep -- he is also an entrepreneur.  As the chairman of Overland-based American Medical Claims Inc., Grote was honored last month in Washington as the national Veteran Small Business champion by the Small Business Administration.  Grote was also recognized with other winners last a gala sponsored by the Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri....Grote has been working with the Veterans Business Resource Center in St. Louis for the past four months to raise money for 15 grants worth $5000 each.  The funds in the so-called Bootstrap grant program will be used to help fund veterans who are serious about starting their own businesses."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Jay Williamson '85 was featured in the 5.08.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his May 6th win in the Fort Smith Classic.  "Jay Williamson played on the PGA Tour for the better part of 11 years (1995-2006).  He experienced some success but never won a tournament in 279 starts.  At the same time, he had played in 59 Nationwide Tour events and, even though he had some good finishes, he had nary a win.  In fact, one had to go back to 1991 and the Kansas Open to find Williamson's last, and only, professional win -- until Sunday.  With a final round 63 at the Nationwide Tour Fort Smith Classic, the John Burroughs graduate captured his first title at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.  So how does one assimilate when a ship he has been chasing so long and so far finally docks?  'It's hard to put into words,' said Williamson... 'I'm just happy for my family and the people that stuck by me.'"  With this win, Jay jumped from 83rd to 10th in nationwide rankings.  For the complete article, click HERE.

Bobby DesPain '07 was featured in the 5.08.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a scholar athlete.  "Rank:  not given...Soccer - 4, Basketball - 2, Baseball - 2...Hopes to become a doctor and find a one-time treatment for asthma...All-Metro soccer honorable mention and all-state first team...Activities include debate, newspaper, classics club...favorite subject:  bioethics.  'We learn the science behind the issues like abortion and stem cells and debate them.'...Favorite book:  Lend Me Your Ears by William Safire...Role model:  Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal.  'He writes as well as he thinks.'"

Rebecca Kousky '00 was featured in the 5.05.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the worldwide small business loan program she operates.  "Rebecca Kousky graduated with a master's degree in social work from Washington University in May 2006.  Two weeks later, she founded a program to fund modest loans for women artisans in developing countries.  She solicited female artists, fashion and graphic designers to sell their goods on her website and donate a portion of the proceeds to her loan program.  The recipients of the loans can either make monetary repayments or pay with the goods they produce, which are then sold on  The proceeds are then recycled into more loans."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Scott Molden '64 was featured in the 5.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about concierge medicine.  "Like many of the nation's family physicians, Dr. Scott Molden felt dissatisfied with medicine.  To generate the revenue needed to run his Town and Country office and pay his salary, Molden typically saw 20 patients a day and often spent as little as 15 minutes with each....To fix the problem, Molden has decided to partner with MDVIP Inc., a Florida company that offers doctors a 'turn-key solution' to transform their traditional practices into smaller, concierge physician offices.  Concierge, or boutique, physician practices began in Seattle more than 10 years ago.  They offer patients more access in exchange for an annual fee....Molden -- the first MDVIP doctor in St. Louis -- opened his new practice three weeks ago....'I think what it's going to do is separate out the patients who are interested in prevention and those who are not,' Molden said....[Quoting one of Molden's patients,] 'He's going to have time to help me focus on my health.'"  For the complete article, click HERE.

Sheila Greenbaum, parent of alumna, was featured in the 5.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named the new president of the Jewish Federation.

The late Joanna Collins '47, former faculty, and her home were featured in the May/June 2007 edition of St. Louis Magazine At Home.  "Joanna Collins was the kind of art teacher who swept into the classroom -- dark hair swirled into a chignon, graceful gestures softened by flowing white scarves or challis shawls -- and free her students' spirits.  She taught painting and drawing at John Burrough School for 36 years without once coercing a slavishly copied still life.  She also painted and curated, and on weekends, she'd pop into Ken Miesner's Plaza Frontenac flower and gift shop to see the latest spoils brought back from Europe.  Soon she and owners Ken Miesner and John Sullivan were fast friends....Ms. Collins had never married, and she still lived in the cottage where she'd been born in 1928, her memories safe within its limestone walls and cedar shake roof.  Messrs. Miesner and Sullivan thought the place charming, but never managed to wangle a tour inside.....They'd seen her 50 pink and white peony bushes, her shade garden of ferns and lilies-of-the-valley, her potager of herbs and asparagus -- but they'd never so much as peeked inside the cottage when Ms. Collins died in 2000.  She left her home to Burroughs, and the school put the four-acre lot into an Ozark Regional Land Trust so it could never be subdivided...The following year, when the school decided to sell, [real estate agent Peggy Shepley, parent of alumni] wrote a letter about their friendship with Collins, how they'd love to renovate, using the same materials, and name the house 'Collinwood.'"  The rest of the article is about their renovation of the house.

Terry Schnuck '71, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 4.30.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the success of St. Louis-based Fox Theatricals on Broadway, most recently the musical Legally Blonde.  "Schnuck is a major force on the St. Louis theater scene -- chairman of the Shakespeare Fesitval of St. Louis and the Professional Theatre Awards Council (the Kevin Kline awards), a director of the Muny -- who also produces on Broadway.  Right now he's co-producer on Spring Awakening." 

Barry Albrecht '96, faculty, was featured in the Spring 2007 The Elegant Home in a photographic profile of his marriage to Jackie Fugatti last June...and mention of the arrival of their first baby this July.

Eighth graders Anna Ghnouly, Elise Riley and Jack Welsh and faculty member Mary Harris (science) were featured in the 4.25.07 USA Today as regional winners of the 2007 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards.

Seniors Cameron Lehman, Nicole Queathem and Brooke Peterson were featured in the 4.23.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named corporate National Merit Scholars.  "The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced its first group of Merit Scholarship winners this year.  About 1,000 high school seniors have won these awards financed by some 300 companies, foundations and other business groups....On May 2, winners of the National Merit Scholarship will be announced, and on May 23 and July 16, winners of the college-sponsored awards will be announced."

I. E. Millstone, parent of alumna, was featured in the 4.20.07 Ladue News in a tribute.  "The name I. E. Millstone may do more than just ring a bell -- the man who founded Millstone Construction Inc. has been a community leader and philanthropist for as long as most St. Louisans can remember.  But what some may not realize is how integral Millstone and his company have been in shaping this region over the last century.  He quite literally has had a major role in building local landmarks, budding neighborhoods and area roadways.  Now at age 100 -- and not about to slow down -- Millstone clearly looks back with pride at a storied career...."

Sam Altman '03 was featured in the 4.18.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  At 21, Sam Altman -- natively of Clayton and now of Palo Alto -- is a rising star in the techno whiz-kid world.  In an article on March 26 about 'Tech's Next Gen:  The Best and the Brightest,' Business Week pictured Altman among the top 14 'techno wonderboys' and referred to him as a rising entrepreneur.  Altman was a computer science major at Stanford when he left in 2005 to co-found Loopt,which makes software that uses the Global Positioning System chips in phones to alert users when their pals are nearby.  Altman started the company with $5 million from New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital....Altman is Burroughs grad, Class of 2003."

Emily Sitrin '94 was featured in the 4.13.07 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Robert Mason.  "The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs School in 1998 and Duke University in 2002.  She is employed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in New York City where she is a manager for the drug Lipator....The couple met at Kellogg School of Management where they both were getting their MBAs in 2004.  They are planning a late October 2007 wedding."

Burroughs and Assistant Head of School Andy Abbott were featured in the April 2007 issue of the Webster Groves High School Echo in an article entitled "School officials discuss the benefits of private versus public education."  The student reporter interviewed Abbott as well as key spokesmen from Chaminade, Visitation, and Webster.  Quoting Abbott,"We are looking for students who are going to be bright, but who are also going to take advantage of opportunities, who are going to be involved and care.  We are looking for a diverse student body.  We have kids from different racial groups, kids from different religious groups, kids from different socioeconomic groups, kids from different backgrounds.  We are trying to shape together an interesting student body that all of the students...profit from....One thing I appreciate about Burroughs is that it's a place where you can do lots of things.  You'll see guys who are in the orchestra and on the football team.  You'll see people who play basketball in the winter and are in the musical in the spring....That's a nice...piece of the culture."  The article went on to say that "Abbott explained the head of school, Keith Shahan, used to work in the public school system.  Abbott said that contributes to Burroughs feeling more like a public school than many other private schools."  Quoting Abbott again, Burroughs "tries to be...down to earth." 

Gentry Sayad '82 and his wife were featured in the 4.15.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in mention of their friendship and recent visit with Olivia de Havilland ("sole surviving star from Gone With The Wind") at her home in Paris.

Jim Lemen and JBS Athletics were featured in the 4.11.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the "public vs. private" debate.  "To find out what makes the top programs tick, the Post-Dispatch contacted officials for 23 of the 38 schools with at least nine top-four finishes....At Burroughs (private school, 17 final fours, five titles), athletic director Jim Lemen previously coached the football team for 35 years, and his coaching predecessor last 19 years....'That stability, in the sense of knowing where you are and where you fit, is important to kids,' Lemen said.  'If you change coaches every few years, you have a team -- you don't have a program.'"  In an accompanying chart, Burroughs is listed at the seventh highest-performing high school in the state in the past five seasons, with only St. Joseph's Academy (girls) ranking higher in the St. Louis area.  Click HERE for the article.

Bomber Baseball was featured in the 4.11.07 West County Journal in an article about its recent 2-0 win over Westminster.  "On Monday, [Bryn] Stole ['07] faced virtually the same [Westminster] team [that beat Burroughs last year] and locked them down in a 2-0 victory at Burroughs' McConnell Field....The victory improved the Bombers to 4-0 and 2-0 in the ABC League."  For the complete article, click HERE.

William Danforth, parent of alumna and grandparent of alumnus, was featured in the 4.08.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as the recipient of the "first annual Christopher Hobler ['83] Spirit of Hope Award" which will be presented at the "Evening of Hope, a gala dinner and concert May 14 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.  The award will honor Danforth's support for medical research of neurological diseases.  The evening is in honor of Hobler and [Hans] Vonk, who were victims of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis....Money raised will benefit the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University....Jean [Maritz] Hobler ['44] and [Jessica] Vonk are honorary co-chairwomen."

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 4.08.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the April 15 concert of the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus.  "The innovative St. Louis Chamber Chorus, under artistic director Philip Barnes, has offered a world premiere -- and sometimes another piece that is an American premiere -- at most of its recent concerts.  The fifth concert of the season will include a new choral work and a dance premiere, a new way for the Chamber Chorus to present music.  The musical world premiere is current composer-in-residence Clare Maclean's completion of the Lament from Monteverdi's opera Arianna.  It will be danced by Holly Seitz Marchant" in a piece choreographed by Janet Park Datema, parent.  "Park Datema, whom Barnes calls 'a top-notch choreographer,' attended music rehearsals to get a feel for the sound of the piece and for how Barnes works.  She's a native of South Korea, a trained modern dancer who works as both a choreographer and costume designer....Park Datema says sometimes the music and dance will take turns leading."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Alex '09 and Sydney '12 Lehman were featured in the April edition of St. Louis Youth SportScoop in a front page article on their tennis prowess and their extended coaching family.  Click HERE.

David LeResche '07 and the Bomber coaching staff were featured in the April edition of St. Louis Youth SportScoop.  "Just a thought about John Burroughs coaching talent:  Hmmm, let's see, there's no shortage in that department.  Andy Katzman ['85] has been at the helm for 15 years, taking over from the legendary Jim Lemen.  Fred McConnell ['66], assistant coach, is a retired and renowned head coach from Parkway South.  Former major leaguer Andy Van Slyke [parent] is a guest hitting instructor from the Detroit Tigers.  David LeResche ['07] is a shortstop/coach on the varsity team.  Oops, LeResche is not a coach, but you can't convince Katzman of that.  'He's like a coach on the field.  He's our leader and our younger players are learning from him all the time. He's a special player, a class above the rest,' said Katzman."  Click HERE for the complete article (and scroll to page 15).

Sunny Glassberg, grandparent of alumnus; Ronnie Handelman, grandparent of alumni; and Jean Martiz Hobler '44, grandparent and parent of alumni were featured in the 3.23.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch "having been chosen [along with seven others] as this year's Women of Achievement...[who] will be recognized May 15 at the group's 52nd annual luncheon at the Ritz Carlton."

Martin Schweig '42 was featured in the 3.18.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his photography and a retrospective of his work, including animals, landscapes and travel shots, at Webster University.  Click HERE for the article.

David LeResche '07 was featured in the 3.17.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Five of the top area baseball players are finalists for the Rising Star Award at the annual St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame dinner on April 28."  The group includes David and players from Chaminade, Edwardsville, Priory and CBC.  In another feature, David was ranked as a player to watch, having been named to the Second-Team All Metro in 2006 with stats of .655, 23 RBIs, 29 runs and 30 stolen bases.

Dorey Edinger '94 was featured in the 3.16.07 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Andrew Miller.  "The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs School in 1994.  She received a B.M. in music composition in 1998 and a master's degreee in interactive telecommunications in 2002 from New York University.  She is employed by ESI Design in New York....Following a September 2007 wedding, they will reside in Brooklyn, New York."

Bomber Baseball was featured in the 3.13.07 West County Journal in a preview of the 2007 season.  "[Coach] Andy Katzman might have the best-kept secret in the county.  Senior shortstop David LeResche led the metro area in hitting last spring with an absurd .655 batting average.  That's right, .655.  He also led the team with 29 runs scored and 23 runs driven in and stole 30 bases without getting caught.  Can you say five-tool player?  But the Bombers won't be a one-man show.  Their entire infield returns from last year's campaign and seven of their nine starters are back as well.  The senior leadership will come from LeResche and third baseman Jared Van Slyke and Bobby DesPain, the second baseman."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 3.13.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named to the All-Metro Wrestling Second Team.

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the March 2007 issue of Gramophone in an article about the classical music scene in St. Louis (written by STLPD music critic Sarah Bryan Miller).  "There are definite bright spots beyond the opera and orchestra.  Chief among them is the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, a 40-voice a cappella choir.  Under its artistic director, British-born Philip Barnes, the Chamber Chorus gives six concerts a year in a variety of churches chosen to go with the particular repertoire.  That repertoire is wide-ranging and eclectic, and filled with world and American premieres....The SLCC has had two composers-in-residence....Barnes, who has headed the group since 1989, is a singer himself (he's performed with assorted English choirs, including the Cambridge Singers), and has a good feel for what works vocally."

Frank Fischer, parent, was featured in the March 2007 issue of St. Louis Magazine in an article about great workplaces.  "[St. Louis Zoo]penguin keeper Frank Fischer strolls in at an indolent 8 a.m.; he's on kitchen detail this week....Fischer looks like a mad-scientist galley cook as he thaws pink squid for the puffins, squirts in thiamine paste and rinses lake smelt for the tiny yellow-tufted rockhoppers so the coating won't crust on their beaks....Fischer just hit his 20-year mark....Benefits include  five weeks of vacation and the fierce affection of Double, a Gentoo penguin."

John Dubinsky '61, parent of alumni, was featured in the 3.10.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about a loss of expected state funding for biotech.  "A day after their favored projects were stripped from a state spending bill, Missouri's biotech business leaders are putting the best face on the loss, but also are facing facts....John Dubinsky, chairman of Cortex [the midtown biotech business corridor], said the corridor will progress without the appropriation, which would have helped startups build costly wet lab space.  Cortex will try to find other support but, in the meantime will focus on attracting larger biotech firms that can afford their own facilities.  'The risk is that if we can't provide that space, these (start-ups) will be tempted to move out of state,' Dubinsky said."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Martha Fischer, parent, was featured in the 3.07.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the St. Louis Zoo's new baby elephant, Jade.  "Mammal curator Martha Fischer says the name suits the calf, who was born February 25....Fischer said Jade is healthy and active."  For the complete article click, HERE.  

Bomber tennis was featured in the 3.07.09 West County Journal.  "Burroughs seems to be the team that has benefitted most by the [the change in district assignments.] The Bombers will host District 2.  They return their top three players:  senior Teddy White, senior Cameron Lehman and sophomore Forrest Richmond.  White is another three-time state medalist.  He won state doubles as a freshman, was second in singles as a sophomore and won the consolation championship last year."

Sarah Vogt '99 was featured in the 3.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  "Sarah R. Vogt, 25, a Burroughs grad, Class of 1999, was recently on Wheel of Fortune and managed to roll away with some winnings, although she's not at liberty to say what she won.  Sarah is the daughter of Robert and Kelley Vogt of Brentwood.  A recent graduate of the College of Charleston, Sarah was chosen for the show while working in Charleston, S.C.  Before the show actually filmed, however, Sarah got a job in a doctor's office in Charlotte, N.C.  Wheel of Fortune producers told Sarah that if she'd spend her own money to get to LA, they would put her on a show being filmed there.  The show featuring Sarah is set to air April 20."

Peter Raven, parent of alumnae, was featured in the 3.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about global warming.  "Peter Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, has taken part in many scientific studies over the years as a leader of the National Academy of Sciences and presidential adviser.  Perhaps none was as consequential as the two-year global warming study he co-chaired leading to a report last week by the UN Foundation and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.  The report concluded that the planet faces a starkly different future with 'intolerable impacts' of global warming that can be minimized only if nations start urgently cooperating."  For the interview with STPLD's Washington bureau chief, click HERE.

Jeff Rosenheim '79 was featured in the 3.02.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Former St. Louisan and top-notch curator and author Jeff Rosenheim, associate curator for the photography department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is scheduled to speak [Friday, March 2] at the Contemporary.  Rosenheim, John Burroughs Class of '79, is a noted expert on Walker Evans and Diane Arbus.  He's coming as part of the Susan Sherman, parent, Distinguished Speaker Series.

Emily Sitrin '94 was featured in the 2.28.07 St. Louis Jewish Light in an announcement of her engagement to Robert Mason.  "The bride-to-be is a graduate of John Burroughs School and Duke University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology, and Kellogg School of Management, where she earned an MBA degree.  She is currently working for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer in New York City as part of the Lipitor team."  An October wedding is planned.

Andy Taylor '66,  parent of alumnae, was featured in the 2.25.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Taylor family's recent $25 million gift to "establish the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur.  The money will pay 30 scientists to eventually unlock the secrets of making fuel from corn stover, switchgrass or some other plentiful plant source that produces less pollution than gasoline....'My father (Jack Taylor) has always had a bit of a bent on the environment....We want to be part of (the Plant Science Center) and part of the solution' to global warming, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Chief Executive Andrew Taylor said Friday....'In establishing the institute, the Taylor family is helping the regional economy, working to meet national energy security and environmental goals, and aiding its own industry, said Richard Fleming [parent and parent of alumna], president and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association....Taylor said its motivation is not solely environmental.  He believes contributing to advances in biofuels could give the company a competitive advantage.  Supporters call the gesture a fine example of enlightened self-interest."  Click HERE for the complete story.

A number of parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and grandparents were featured in the 2.16-2.22.07 St. Louis Business Journal feature on the most influential St. Louisans, including:  Scott Schnuck '68 designated as one of five St. Louisans from whom "a newcomer to St. Louis could have not better introduction to the workings of our region;" from big business David Farr (parent), Andy Taylor ('66, parent of alumnae), Craig Schnuck ('66, parent of alumni), Bob Chapman (parent of alumni) and Don Lents (parent of alumnae); in the pipeline to business Peter Finley (parent, parent of alumna), David Kemper (parent, parent of alumni), and Kevin Eichner (parent of alumnus); visionaries William Danforth (parent of alumna), Jack Danforth (grandparent), and Peter Raven (parent of alumnae); from the media Dave Drebes ('89); neighborhood changers Richard Baron (parent of alumna), Joe Edwards ('64, parent of alumnae), Pete Rothschild ('65), Bruce Mills (parent of alumni), and Jim Koman ('82); from the civic cabinet Dick Fleming (parent, parent of alumna); from the old guard Gyo Obata (parent of alumni), Lee Liberman (grandparent, parent of alumni) and I.E. Millstone (parent of alumna); party animals Sam Fox (grandparent), Bucky Bush (parent of alumni), Doug Albrecht (parent of alumni) and Todd Epsten (parent); among the "Steves" Steve Smith (parent), Steve Maritz ('76, parent), Steve Busch ('95) and Steve Brauer ('63, parent of alumni); from Metro East Rob Trualske (parent of alumna); from life sciences Robb Fraley (parent) and Derek Rapp (parent); from culture Frank Hamsher (parent of alumnus) and Stephanie Riven (parent of alumnus); in the pipeline to culture JoAnn Taylor Kindle ('68, parent of alumnae); from sports/entertainment Peter McLoughlin (parent, parent of alumnae) and Bob Wallace (parent); from retail Peter Edison ('73, parent of alumnus) and Mark Schnuck ('74); power couples Des and Mary Ann MacCarthy ('43) Lee (parents of alumni) and Kimmy and Steve Brauer ('63, parents of alumni); and, finally, well-connected Walter Metcalfe ('56, parent of alumnus) and John Dubinsky ('61, parent of alumni).

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 2.16.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Missouri wrestling championships.  "John Burroughs junior Mitch Stromsdorfer, the Class 2 champion at 152 last year, ran his record to 36-1 Thursday [Feb 15].  He won by major decision in a first-round match at 160."

Irl Engelhardt, parent and parent of alumna, was featured in the 2.16.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Leonard Green, parent of alumna, was featured in the 2.15.07 Record in a profile of his career at Washington University.  Quoting Roddy Roediger, another JBS parent of alumni, former chair of Wash U's department of psychology, and now dean of of academic plannning in Arts & Sciences: "Green's undergraduate course, 'The Psychology of Learning,' is one of the most rigorous in the department, yet students line up to get into it.  The waiting list is longer than the number enrolled.  Len is known to be a superb teacher.  Psychology has more majors than any other department in Arts & Sciences, and Len Green is a big part of the reason.  He works very hard in his role as director of undergraduate studies."

Michael Laycob '99 was featured in the 2.14.07 St. Louis Jewish Light in an announcement of his engagement to Christine Poleski.  Michael "received a B.A. degree in government from Cornell University in 2003 and an M.B.A. degree from Goizueta Business School, Emory University in 2006.  He is currently in his third year of law school at Cornell Law School and will graduate this May.  Following graduation, Michael will join Bryan Cave LLP as an associate in the St. Louis office.  The couple is planning a September wedding in St. Louis."

Judy Harris Rawson '66 was featured in the 2.14.07 [Cleveland] Plain Dealer.  "...Shaker Heights Mayor Judy Rawson's decision not to seek reelection this year is a loss not only for Cleveland's most prestigious suburb, but for the entire region.  In eight years as mayor, Rawson has been one of the most enlightened -- and earliest- -- advocates of regional cooperation...In her own city, Rawson has built a strong partnership with the school system, worked to keep commercial areas viable and sought regular input from residents.  She plans to stay involved in regionalism issues after her mayoral term ends.  That's a good thing.  The region needs her energy and ideas."

John Green '85 was featured in the 2.12.07 issue of Broadcasting & Cable in a profile about his rise at ABC.  "It's 9:00 on a recent Sunday morning and John Green has already been up since 2:30 am and at work since 4.  While much of New York City hasn't even attempted to come out of its slumber, Green, executive producer of ABC's Good Morning America:  Weekend Edition, is finishing up his second live TV broadcast in as many days.  And his work isn't quite over yet....Green flips switch after switch on the console, individually thanking all who worked on the show:  'Thank you, graphics.  Nice work.  Good job, everybody.'  The way his colleagues tell it, that's typical Green:  a leader who motivates his staff to match his own drive and dedication through simple decency.  Typically allowing himself just one day off a week, Green credits his capacity for hard work with sustaining him through his 15 years in the TV business." 

Christie Kerckhoff '95 was featured in the 2.09.07 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Gregory Vatterott.  "The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs in 1995.  She received a B.A. in organizational communication and a minor in marketing from the University of Tulsa in 1999.  She is employed by Gabriel Group....Following their April 28 wedding, they will depart on a three-week European honeymoon.  Upon return, the couple will reside in Creve Coeur."

Dorey Edinger '94 was featured in the 2.07.07 St. Louis Jewish Light in an announcement of her engagement to Andrew Miller of Schenectady, New York.  "The bride-to-be is a graduate of John Burroughs School and New York University, where she earned a B.M. degree in music composition and a master's degree in interactive telecommunications.  She is currently an interaction designer with ESI Design in New York City....A September 2007 wedding is planned."

Henry Schvey, parent of alumnae, was featured in the 2.04.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in an article entitled "Schvey's curtain call...As Washington U. performing arts chairman steps down, his latest play heads for the stage."  "This week the students are rooting for Schvey.  His latest play Kokoschka:  a Love Story, opens Thursday on campus.  It's an occasion for several reasons.  A few days ago, he announced that, after 19 years, as department chair, he will step down at the end of the semester.  He'll take a sabbatical next year, then return to teaching.  Dropping administrative burdens, he hopes, will free up to to write more plays....[P]eople tend to go overboard when they talk about him.  Colleagues, students and theater artists praise his scholarship and supportiveness, his warmth and reliable judgment....During his long tenure, he's always taught classes and directed plays.  He also found time to set up a London summer theater intensive for students, linked to the historic Globe Theatre, the first of its kind in the country.  He re-established the university's once-famed playwriting competition and opened a second, small stage on campus for more experimental works."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Jared Van Slyke '07 was featured in the 2.03.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Just like his older brothers, A.J. ['02] and Scott ['05], Jared Van Slyke has experienced success playing three sports at John Burroughs.  But unlike his brothers and his father, Andy, Jared's favorite sport isn't baseball....A 6-foot-3, 197-pound quarterback, Jared Van Slyke will continue his football career in college at Southeast Missouri State.  He will also play baseball there, probably as an outfielder, but he's focusing on football first....'I wanted to keep my options open, but the whole time I was thinking it was a great opportunity for me, mainly because they told me I had a chance to play my first year.'  In nine games this fall, Van Slyke completed 70.6 of his passes for 1,228 yards, with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions.  He ran for 427 yards and scored 11 touchdowns, helping Burroughs to a 7-2 record."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Brian Cusworth '02 was featured in the 2.03.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the end of his college basketball career at Harvard.  "The 7-footer from John Burroughs suited up for his final games for Harvard last weekend and went out in style, totaling 47 points and 16 rebounds.  He scored a career-high 28 points in a loss to Yale and was named the player of the week by the Ivy League.  After that game, with 10 more left on Harvard's regular-season schedule, Cusworth was done, his eligibility ended....Harvard's rules require that students complete their degree requirements for their concentration during their first eight semesters.  And the Ivy League doesn't grant medical redshirts or allow athletes to compete as graduate students.   So when Cusworth compleed his course load in biology -- both of his parents are doctors, and he plans to follow their paths -- in mid-January, he had run the eight-semester course.  Once the ninth semester began last Wednesday, he couldn't play....At this point, Cusworth isn't expected to be selected in this June's [pro] draft, but he says he would be 'content' if he ends up playing overseas professionally next year....And if a pro career doesn't pan out, he'll always have that Harvard degree to fall back on."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Paul Tarantola '99 was featured in the 1.31.07 West County Journal in an announcement of his September marriage to Jennifer Eeg.  JBS classmates Rick Watel and Andy Shapiro were among the groomsmen.

Rich Bucholz, parent, was featured in the 1.31.07 West County Journal in an article about a new brain imaging tool, magnetoencephalography (MEG).  "'We now have at St. Louis University a new tool in the fight against brain cancer and epilepsy,' said Dr. Richard Bucholz, director of neurosurgery and professor of neurosurgery at St. Louis University School of Medicine.  'We'll be able to determine whether the sources of epileptic activity are potentially surgically treatable for patients whose seizures can't be controlled by drug therapy.  The MEG unit gives doctors critical information we can use in evaluating our patients with brain cancer and neurological disorders....The bottom line is we can be more aggressive in terms of tumor resection while at the same time reducing our incidence of post-operative complications due to inadvertent injury to these critical areas.'"  Click HERE for the complete story.

Christine Bertelson '68 was featured in the 1.28.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a profile of the Post's editorial staff.  "Christine Bertelson became the editorial page editor in 1997, the first woman at the Post-Dispatch to hold that position.  She previously had written a thrice-weekly column on subjects ranging from domestic abuse to summer camps....Bertelson has been on the staff of the Post-Dispatch since 1986....She previously worked as a science and medical Burlington, Vt., and as an agricultural Madison, Wis....Bertelson is a graduate of Smith College and John Burroughs School...."  For the complete profile, click HERE.

Scott Schnuck '68 was featured in the 1.28.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having "been named the 2007 Man of the Year by Variety The Children's Charity of St. Louis" [formerly the Variety Club].

Rebecca Kousky '00 was featured in the 1.21.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Among the sizable St. Louis continent that is winging its way to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is our town's Rebecca Kousky, founder of Nest, a company dedicated to helping female artists and artisans in underdeveloped nations create sustainable businesses.  Kousky's company was one of only five nonprofit groups that were invited to be showcased at the prestigious festival."

Jim Lowe, parent of alumni and faculty, was featured in the 1.19.06 The Wilson Word having presented the Odyssey to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.  "The children enjoyed the erudite and entertaining stroll through artworks dealing with the Odyssey."

Glen Walter '87 was featured in the 1.18.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having recently been named president of Labatt USA [a division of Labatt Breweries of Canada].  "Walter attended John Burroughs School in St. Louis and interned with A-B's sports marketing department in high school.  As a student of international business and economics at Boston University, he worked during the summers for an A-B distributor in Los Angeles.  'It was a great open door to the industry,' Walter said of his time at A-B.  Before joining InBev [Labatt USA was previously called InBev USA], he worked at a leading California winery and for a Coors distributor in Arizona."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Bomber boys basketball and Jared Van Slyke '07 were featured in the 1.17.07 West County Journal in an article about the JBS win over MICDS.  "A very tender ankle, nor a deep gash that recently required 40 stictches, was not going to prevent John Burroughs basketball player Jared Van Slyke from the traditional rivalry game against Mary Institute-Country Day School on Saturday [January 13] night....Van Slyke scored 21 points to lead the Bombers to a 51-44 victory at Washington University."  NOTE:  The JBS girls varsity team played a strong game against MICDS at Wash U but lost 39-32.]

Jack Orchard '85 was featured in the 1.14.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of five Missourians selected as a semifinalist in the 5th Anniversary Volvo for Life Awards.  Jack..."co-founded 'Extra Hands for ALS' to help families who suffer with the disease (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) and who is an ALS sufferer himself."

Danny Meyer '76 was featured in the 1.14.07 New York Times Book Review.  "Danny Meyer, one of the country's most successful restaurateurs, could surely write a great dining room tell-all, but he is far too prudent.  Instead he has delivered a memoir-cum-business-manual that mixes common sense object lessons in hospitality...with diplomatic bits of autobiography.  Meyer...knows the value of comped food, using kitchen freebies, heartfelt apologies and often a follow-up note, to turn inevitable restaurant snafus...into customer loyalty.  This kind of generosity has become Meyer's core business philosophy....Meyer grew up in St. Louis, the well-traveled child of Eurocentric parents from prominent Midwestern families.  At 27, with less than a year of restaurant work under his belt, he opened the Union Square Cafe in a yet-to-be-up-and-coming quarter of Lower Manhattan....Meyer helped define a new ethos of restaurants in New York:  fine dining without the elitist formality."

The Summer Opportunities Fair, sponsored annually by Burroughs, MICDS and Whitfield, was featured in the 1.09.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "In the St. Louis area, parents and their children can learn about more than 140 local, state, national and international camps at the 31st annual Summer Opportunities Fair on Jan. 27 at John Burroughs School in Ladue.  Representatives will be on hand to discuss their camps, which range from half-day to full-day programs as well as overnight ones, and offer activities in everything from soccer to drama to computers to juggling to horseback riding.  The event is free to the public."

David Kemper, parent, was featured in the 1.07.07 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having been named Citizen of the Year.  "St. Louis might be David W. Kemper's adopted city, but he long ago dropped 'adopted' from his vocabulary.  Now St. Louis is returning the embrace:  Kemper is this year's Citizen of the Year.  A committee of past winners chose him for the award, sponsored by the Post-Dispatch....John Dubinsky ['61, parent of alumni], a former banking rival and now a collaborator in building the region's bio-technology assets, said Kemper 'moved over here and paid his dues and has become right at the center of St. Louis leadership.'...Andrew C. Taylor ['65, parent of alumni], chairman and chief executive of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, first met Kemper on an athletic field.  Kemper was playing football for Pem Day School of Kansas City....Taylor played for John Burroughs School....'When he got here, he plunged in right away,' Taylor said.  'He got me very involved in the Missouri Botanical Garden.'  Later, Kemper supported the Taylor family's drive to boost the symphony's endowment.  "He's taken the community under his wing, but in a very low-key way,' Taylor said....Peter H. Raven [parent of alumna], director of the botancial garden, said Kemper "gets right to the core of any situation, regardless of the level of challenge posed, in a swift, strategic and pragmatic manner, always with the big picture in mind.'  Kemper said he likes to 'pick institutions of excellence, where we can get things accomplished.'  To that end, he's worked as a trustee of Washington University as well as the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and with Cardinal Ritter College Prep."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Jane Smiley '67 was featured in the 1.02.07 USA Today in an article about the "most notable" new fiction in early 2007.  Her new book is Ten Days in the Hills (Knopf).

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 12.31.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Sarah Bryan Miller's "Classical Music Highlights 2006."  "Conductor:  Philip Barnes, the polymath artistic director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus.  The ensemble has presented a commissioned world premiere in each of the its six concerts in the past 12 months -- and sometimes an American premiere, as well -- and they've all been well  worth hearing.  Barnes is idiosyncratic and drives himself and his choir hard, but he gets first-rate results."

Richard Braznell '72 was featured in the December 2006 issue of Sauce Magazine in an article entitled "St. Louis team buzzes to victory in a national culinary quiz contest."  "The competition is tough.  Mind-blowing tough.  Rugged, ruthless and nerve-rattling.  'And it's so much fun I can't stand it, ' said chef Richard Braznell, whose most recent gig was for Cirque du Soleil.  Braznell and three other [St. Louis area] chefs...are junior members of the American Culinary Federation Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis.  In July, the four won the 2006 Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, a cutthroat tournament held in Philadelphia"  Describing the match, Braznell said, "Think 'Jeopardy!' meets 'Family Feud.'"

Bomber Football was featured in the 12.26.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as All-Metro Honorable Mention was earned by Jared Van Slyke (quarterback), Barrington Packnett (running back), Todd Schnuck (wide receiver), and Jake Fisher (offensive lineman).

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 12.23.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about all-state soccer honors.  "Area squads swept Class 1 honors....Burroughs' Miles Seidel was offensive player of the year, while Burroughs' Scott McDoniel earned coach of the year....[Members] on the first team were Seidel, Bobby DesPain and Jack Fischer from Burroughs."  Second team honors went to Angelo Gentile and Spencer Gordon.

Scott Schnuck '68 was featured in the 12.22.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Last year, Scott Schnuck took over as chief executive of Schnuck Markets Inc.  He recently was named chairman, as well.  He sees his main role as preparing the company for the Wal-Mart invasion.  In his offtime, Schnuck serves on several community boards, including the Regional Chamber & Growth Association and the Missouri Botanical Society."  The interview with the Post's Mary Jo Feldstein touched on family management, labor contracts, local government and his friendship with Arnold Palmer.  MJF question:  "I see golf everywhere in your office.  I also understand you've played a few rounds with Arnold Palmer.  Have you ever beat him?"  SS answer:  "No, but I almost hit him."

Brian Cusworth '02 was featured in the 12.21.06 New York Times in an article about his basketball career at Harvard.  "Brian Cusworth, the imposing center of Harvard's basketball team, is almost out of time.  Ivy League eligibility rules and Harvard's specifications have put him in a rare situation in which he must turn in his jersey for a cap and gown this January, just two games into the league schedule.  Here is what Harvard (7-5) will lose when Cusworth walks away:  team-leading averages of 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds a game, and 30 blocked shots....At 7 feet tall, Cusworth went to Harvard with more height than most players in the Ivy League.  But to hear him tell his story, it was all he had going for him.  At 200 pounds, he said, he was a boy playing among men....But by the end of his freshman season, he was proving that he was more than just a tall player in a small league.  As a center who could shoot and run the floor, he was touted as one of the league's few N.B.A. prospects and Harvard's first since Keith Webster in 1987....Then his fortunes changed.  Over the next three and a half years, Cusworth experienced a string of injuries and had to withdraw from college for a semester....He returned to Harvard in the fall of 2004 and spent the season trying to make up for lost time.  He frequently scored in double figures and earned second team all-Ivy League honors in 2004-5....[Ivy League] players who are injured for a season can seek permission to play during a fifth year if there is a compelling academic reason to stay.  At Harvard, however, students have only eight semesters to earn their degrees....He said he has come to terms with his situation.  Though his original intention was to pursue a medical degree, he is putting those plans on hold and is looking for ways to play as a professional...."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Flint Fowler, parent, was featured in the 12.16.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about St. Louis Public Schools.  Fowler is one of "four members of the St. Louis School Board...[who] will back a proposal that would turn the operation of the district over to an appointed board.  'If this is going to take away some of the issues and activities that have been a distraction for the district, its administration and the people responsible for educating our children, then I'm basically on board,' said ...Fowler.  The approval of Fowler, the swing vote on the seven-member board, could head off a major legal challenge to a plan that would give the appointed committee the power to guide the district's financial and academic policy for up to six years."

Tricia Clark '07 was featured in the 12.16.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a field hockey wrap-up.  "A repeat All-Metro first teamer...Three year varsity starter...Superior stick work and field vision enabled her to maneuver through opponents and set up the offense...She had nine goals, eight assists and four game-winning goals...Committed to Miami Ohio."  Others recognized include Lauren Kemph '07 and Liesl Schnuck '09 who made the All-Metro second team and Kate Bonacorsi '07 and Dena Soffer '07 who earned honorable mention.

Danny Meyer '76 was featured in the 12.11.06 issue of Maclean's (a Canadian Newsweek).  The article begins, "In a city where 4,000 restaurants open and close within a year and 70 percent shutter within five, Danny Meyer is regarded less a canny businessman than miracle worker.  The 48-year-old Manhattan restaurateur owns 11 thriving enterprises among them the perennial Zagat Survey 'favourite' Union Square Cafe, Grammercy Tavern and, his latest hit, The Modern in the Museum of Modern Art.  Known for civic involvement, his name is synonymous with the revitalization of the midtown Union Square area where almost all of his establishments are located...."

Seniors Bobby DesPain and Miles Seidel were featured in the 12.09.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having received All-Metro Honorable Mention in soccer.

R.J. Williams '04 was featured in a recent issue of Washington University's College of Arts & Science Viewbook.  "R.J. makes the most of extracurricular opportunities, on campus and off.  'I teach at Aim High, a summer enrichment program for underprivileged inner-city students, and for Catalyst, which teaches science to fourth and fifth graders at area schools -- as well as tutoring students at my high school alma mater,' he says.  He's also a member of the Association of Latin American Students, the Association of Black Students, and Ashoka, an association of students from India.  'Students here are really accepting of everyone.  They took me into their groups to learn about their culture without questioning me.  I was surprised because in my experience minority groups are usually not that accessible.'"

Sam Fox, grandparent, was featured in the 12.07.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch upon the announcement of his appointment to become ambassador to Belgium.  "Fox is expected to be easily confirmed.  Fox, 77, founder and chairman of the Clayton-based Harbour Group, well-known in the region for his philanthropic efforts on behalf of the United Way, Washington University and many St. Louis institutions....He is national chairman of the Jewish Republican Coalition and has a reputation as one of the nation's most reliable GOP fundraisers."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Dean Tiffany, faculty, was featured in the 12.04.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about a new small business focused on sports hygiene.  "Among [the company's] area school clients is John Burroughs School in Ladue.  Dean Tiffany, the school's wrestling coach and athletic trainer, has his wrestlers clean up with...antimicrobial wipes after matches.  'I don't know of any of our athletes ever getting a staph infection,' he says.  'But last year, we competed against a couple of schools that did report outbreaks, and we wanted to be proactive.'"

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 was featured in the 12.02.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of ten high school wrestlers to watch.  "A concussion suffered in districts ended Stromsdorfer's freshman season.  Last year, following a loss in districts, he came on strong to win the Class 2 title at 152 and finish the season at 37-1."

John Dubinsky '61 and Leo Drey '34 were featured in the 12.01.06 Ladue News -- Dubinsky for having been named the "79th recipient of the prestigious St. Louis Award, given for outstanding contribution to the St. Louis region.  Dubinsky was instrumental in promoting the area as a center for life sciences" and Drey for having been presented the "Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award at the annual Marlin Perkins Society Dinner.  Drey has acquired timberlands in the southern Ozark Mountains since 1950, and his holding grew to nearly 160,000 acres -- larger than that of the entire Missouri state park system.  He later founded L-A-D Foundation, which acquires and protects other natural areas in the state to ensure they are managed through environmentally sound and sustainable practices."

Wayne Salomon, faculty; Edie Avioli '78; Gentry Sayad '82; and Kerri and Robert Wetzel, parents, were featured in the 12.01.06 Ladue News in an article about the grand opening of the Black Cat Theatre.  "Black Cat Theatre...celebrated its 15th anniversary season in a newly refurbished home at 2810 Sutton Blvd.  Guests enjoyed a pre-show cocktail party and director Wayne Salomon's premier presentation of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party....The Black Cat presents cabaret and Off-Broadway performances and is also home to Piwacket Theatre for Children....Co-chairs for the event, which raised $25,000 for the nonprofit, were Gentry and Lysa Sayad and Kerri and Robert Wetzel....Co-founder and artistic director Edie Avioli...welcomed everyone to the spacious facility."

Rebecca Kousky '00 was featured in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of St. Louis Magazine At Home.  "Rebecca Kousky's goal was lofty:  find a job that combines her passions -- international social work, empowering women, fighting poverty, a love of fashion -- into one neat package....At the end of August, Kousky launched an online shopping site call Nest (, a place where you can buy exclusive designs in clothes, jewelry, baby and children's togs, and accessories for the home from 37 designers (with 45 more on their way). The proceeds go into a microlending kitty for female artists worldwide....'Giving loans, as opposed to other forms of charitable giving, was a purposeful choice,' Kousky says.  'Studies have shown that women receiving such loans repay them at a higher rate, raise the standard of living for themselves and their families, raise their social status and, in the process, stabilize their communities.'"

Carolyn Guest, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 11.24.06 Ladue News in a brief interview about the family's recent trip to the Galapagos.  "The Guest family has been fortunate to travel the globe from Kenya to China, but Carolyn Guest puts their recent 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands in July at the top of the list....The excursions allowed the family to see hundreds of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet."

Frank Hamsher, parent of alumnus, was featured in the 11.15.06 West County Journal.  "Forest Park Forever ended its search recently for a new executive director when the organization's board selected Frank Hamsher.  Hamsher, 60,...will join Forest Park Forever in January after leaving Fleishman-Hillard, where he is senior vice president and partner.  He has worked with Civic Progress and previously served as director of community development under former Mayor Vincent Schoemehl....To maintain the park, Forest Park Forever will have to find sources of funding.  Hamsher estimated maintaining the park in its current shape would cost $10 million annually."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Andy Denney, faculty, was featured in the Fall 2006 Craft Alliance Newsletter.  "Come into Craft Alliance on any given weekday during Summer Camps and you are bound to hear some loud noises floating out of the Clay Studio.  No, our kilns are not exploding, and our campers are not acting up...This noise can only mean one thing:  Andy Denney is teaching.  Anyone who has met Andy knows that he is not yelling.  He is merely energized about clay, and it shows.  Denney began his ceramic education at Bradford College in Massachusetts, followed by a Masters of Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts.  Denney then apprenticed with the Ohi Chozaemon Family in Kanazawa, Japan, learning the techniques to create tea ceremony utentsils that have been used since 1666.  He has been in countless publications and exhibitions over the years, and most recently his work was accepted into the 6th Annual Cup Exhibition at Kent State University.  Denney takes all of his experience and puts them to good use teaching ceramics at Craft Alliance and John Burroughs School.  Through his expertise in ceramics and his outgoing personality, he creates an atmosphere that encourages learning....Denney has had great success through his students as well.  He recently collaborated with the exhibitions staff at Craft Alliance to help organize the High School Teapot Show, which coincided with the Biennial Teapot Exhibition.  Three of his students from John Burroughs were accepted into this show.  Last month, an adult student of Denney's was in Craft Alliance's Emerging Artists:  Works from the Studios exhibition.  Equally impressive, one of Denney's high school students [Martha O'Connell '08] recently received an award of excellence from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts' National Juried Exhibition, one of only eight awards presented by NCECA this year...." 

Inda Schaenen, parent, was published in the 11.13.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, having written an op ed piece about election judges.  "My day at the polls began as a lark.  I had heard from a friend that the average age of a Missouri election worker is 72.  So in mid-October, I signed up to work on Nov. 7, the day after my 46th birthday.  I had hoped the experience would prove a high-minded wake-up mission....Who'd have thought that after all those hours...I would emerge into the night with a babbling mess of impressions -- actually shaken by the enormity of the task this country undertakes with routine regularity....I worked shoulder to shoulder with people, many of whose opinions I find contemptible.  I know my opinions would strike them as equally misguided, if not immoral.  All the more miraculous, I think, that our process allows a room and a voice for all of us to share with dignity.  Maybe that's why it's mostly old folk who make and take the time to serve this country during elections.  The long-lived wise person doesn't take such miracles for granted."  For the complete piece, click HERE.

Rosalie Brasch,  current grandparent,  and Sunny Glassberg, past grandparent, were featured in the 11.13.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as two of "24 senior St. Louisans who were honored Sunday [November 12] for their contributions to the community at the fourth annual Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans gala...sponsored by St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors, a faith-based, nonprofit group."

Dorothy Erlanger '69 was featured in the 11.11.06 Richmond Times-Dispatch in an article about her planned participation in the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida -- her 20th triathlon.  "All 20 of her experiences in this three-event discipline -- swimming, biking, distance running -- have occurred since she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2001.  Her initial involvement in 2002, she said, purely was personal.  "It was partially to celebrate my victory over cancer and it was partially to make a statement.  I mean, what better way to show that I'm back than to say Hey, I can do this.'...She said her intent now is to beckon others to follow....'The point I'm trying to make is:  What I'm doing is reachable.  If I can do it, so can you.'...Erlanger does more than merely participate.  She competes....'I feel like I'm beating the odds every day.  I'm beating a lot of the competition, too."

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 11.11.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a member of the girls' All-Metro First Team in tennis and as the girls' player of the year!  "...Lehman showed from the start of her season that she was going to be a premier high school player....Lehman was...the heavy favorite going into the state meet....Lehman was used to the pressure....She had that in some form from the get-go as she was taking over the No. 1 singles spot at Burroughs from three-time state champion Susan Sullivan ['06]....'Alex is the most solid player I have ever seen,' MICDS coach Brad Heinemann said...."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 11.11.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the state class 1 semifinals.  "After starting on natural grass, the Burroughs-Belle game was suspended about 16 minutes in because of lightning.  When play resumed about 90 minutes later, it was on the artificial turf....Miles Seidel opened the scoring in the match's 22nd minute, converting a pass from Spencer Gordon.  Gordon also picked up assists on the next two Burroughs goals, from Peter Cohen in the 28th minute and from Angelo Gentile in the 68th.  Nick Turner and Andrew Barnell split time in the shutout."

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 11.10.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "John Burroughs soccer coach Scott McDoniel is jealous.  'I want to be out there playing,' said McDoniel, a member of CBC's Class 4A title team in 1988.  'This is what it's all about, getting a chance to compete and test yourself against the best teams in the state.  Our guys are excited -- the whole school community is excited -- and we're looking forward to making a strong showing this weekend.'  In Class 1 semifinal action tonight at Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton, the Bombers (15-6-6) will take on Belle (16-4-1) while Whitfield (13-4-7) and Pembroke Hill (16-8) square off at 7.  Tonight's winners will meet for the title Saturday at noon, with the third-place game at 11 a.m.....McDoniel, who coached the Burroughs girls to a state championship in 2003, guided the boys to a runner-up finish to Whitfield later that year.  'We've been building since then, working toward this season,' he said.  'I've had a good feeling about this team from the start of the season....We've played a very good schedule and have stayed competitive by playing organized, disciplined, hard-working team soccer.'  Miles Seidel, who played as a freshman on the 2003 state squad, sets the tone in the midfield for the Bombers and leads the team in scoring with 14 goals and 11 assists.  Fellow captain Bobby DesPain is another player to watch."  For the complete story, click HERE.

Bomber Cross Country was featured in the 11.08.06 West County Journal.  "Derek Cheng has the composure of a concrete bunker.  Nothing penetrates his focus.  In his first season with the John Burroughs cross country team, Cheng delivered a poised performance on the biggest stage.  With a time of 17 minutes and 4.49 seconds, Cheng finished third overall in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Cross Country Championships Class 2 boys race Saturday [Nov 4] at the Oak Hills Golf Center.  His finish, along with a fantastic performance by the Bomber pack, gave John Burroughs its first boys state cross country championship in school history.  For team scoring purposes, the Bombers landed their top five in the top 22, giving them a score of 71, 20 points better than second place Osage...."   For the complete story, click HERE.

Bomber Soccer was featured in the 11.08.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a write-up of the team's 2-1 win over Bayless in sectional play.  "A first-minute goal by...[Bayless] proved to be just what the Bombers needed.  'That was a bomb,' Burroughs coach Scott McDoniel said.  'Bayless came to play, and that goal was our wake-up call.  Not that we weren't ready to play, it's just that the early goal made us realize that we had to step it up a little.  Our guys kept their heads, created some quality chances and got the goals we needed.'  The Bombers (15-6-6) tied it midway through the half as Bill Kistner volleyed in a corner kick from Miles Seidel.  A couple of minutes later, Burroughs' pressure paid off for the game-winning goal.  A ball into the box from Burroughs' Angelo Gentile was headed by Bobby DesPain and deflected off a Bayless defender and into the net.  In Class 1 semifinal action, Burroughs will meet the semifinal Friday...."

The late Jane Eberle Newbold '83 was featured in the 11.08.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a write-up of a recent benefit held in her memory.  "In honor of Jane Eberle Newbold, (John Burroughs, class of '83), her friends and family raised about $10,000 at a downtown benefit Saturday [Nov 4] night.  Eberle Newbold died of ovarian cancer in 2002.  She was 37.  Money raised from the gala will go to an ovarian cancer research fund at Wash U in her name, which was begun by her parents, George and Sue Eberle."

Danny Meyer '76 was featured in the 11.05.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of his new book, Setting the Table:  The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business.  "Danny Meyer grew up in St. Louis in an entrepreneurial family whose business ventures included hospitality such as the Seven Gables Inn in Clayton and travel such as an agency specializing in off-the-beaten-track junkets to Europe.  In Setting the Table, he tells in a breathless rush how he spent his youth traveling and eating in restaurants throughout Europe and the United States, leading up to the moment in 1985 when, at age 27, he opened his own restaurant, Union Square....In writing a book about his success, Meyer insists -- and most restaurant critics agrees -- that the one thing that sets his establishments apart from thousands of competitors is the level of hospitality.  He is careful to differentiate between service, which is 'getting the right dish to the right customer at the right table at the right time,' and hospitality, which is a more emotional connection, the sense that the staff is on the customer's side."  for the complete review, click HERE.

Bomber Cross Country was featured in the 11.05.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the state meet.  "John Burroughs followed through on the pack strategy that had worked for the Bombers all season and captured the [boys] team's first cross country title with 71 points in Class 2.  'We worked the hills all season,' Burroughs coach Chris Bugnitz said.  'When we went through the course today, I kept stressing there's no hill steeper, longer than what we've already done at Queeny Park.  I didn't dream they'd win like this.'  Derek Cheng paced the Bombers with a third-place finish (17:04), and the team's tight grouping helped to secure the top spot.  Jay Devineni took 20th, Justin Westfall 24th, Austin Allison 25th and Nick Evens 33rd."  NOTE:  The girls' team took fifth in state with Anne Kerth placing 16th and Stella Dee 25th.

Bomber Cross Country was featured in the 11.02.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the upcoming state meet.  "One of the team's chasing the [Herculaneum] Black Cats will be John Burroughs, which won its District 2 meet with 28 points behind the second-place finish of Anne Kerth (21:06).  Burroughs coach Chris Bugnitz said the girls are just starting to gel after a slow start.  The Bombers took sixth last year, and that was with Stella Dee breaking her ankle less than a mile into the race.  The addition of No. 3 runner Janani Balasubramanian, a volleyball player who joined the squad less than a month ago, has the Bombers targeting a top four finish.  The Burroughs boys, who also won their district meet, are led by Derek Cheng, who won in 16:40.  'This may be the best team I've ever coached and ever will,' Bugnitz said.  'They're running Class 3 and 4 times.'"

Andrew Volpe '98 was featured in the 10.19.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a write-up of his band's record deal with Island/Def Jam.  "The ink is practically still drying on the contract as the 3-year-old band [Ludo], named for a character in the movie Labyrinth, continues basking in its big news.  'It feels amazing and validating in a lot of ways,' says singer-guitarist Andrew Volpe.  'It's exciting in that we can fire on all engines and get going on the next phase of Ludo, do what we've been doing all along and take it to the next level.'...Volpe says the band plans to start recording by year's end.  They're talking to producers with big-name, national reputations, and looking at producers who 'understand Ludo and are excited about our music, not somebody who'll come in and determine who we are and fit us into a mode.'...The band will perform Dec. 9 at the Pageant.  With Ludo, it all boils down to performing -- and lots of it.  And that's the advice Volpe offers to other bands looking for a deal.  'Tour,' he says.  'You will never do yourself a disservice by getting in front of people.'"  For the complete review, click here.

Andy Taylor '66, parent of alumni, was featured in the 10.16.06 U.S. News & World Report.  "Renting cars was mostly an airport business when Enterprise Rent-A-Car slipped into the game, opening locations away from airports and in city neighborhoods.  That's where the original leasing business operated -- and so, almost by accident, Enterprise now dominates the booming 'home city' rental market.  'I'd like to tell you we were so brilliant and had this grand strategy,' says Chairman and CEO Andrew Taylor.  'We didn't.'  The Taylors -- father Jack started the business in the 1950s -- look brilliant now as the local market has tripled in 15 years, while airports sales have been essentially flat.  That's made St. Louis-based Enterprise the largest in its business, a private, family-owned giant with $9 billion in annual sales....Enterprise has moved in on its competitors' turf, with about 10 percent of its rentals now coming from airports.  But Enterprise is still mostly about local cars.  That means keeping prices down and convenience up, including opening more than 400 new offices last year alone, typically in low-rent locations.  Enterprises's prices are usually among the lowest, giving it an advantage with the Internet's instant comparisons, Taylor says, adding, 'We like the transparency.'"

Edie Avioli '78 was featured in the 10.15.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the Black Cat Theatre which she and her husband recently opened in Maplewood.  "Thanks to the help of key donors, the nonprofit theater company owns the Black Cat building.  In the theater world, that's a liberating anomaly.  If you own a theater, you can stage what you want, when you want -- and you can stay put....Avioli and [her husband Scott] Sears founded off the cuff, a theater company that evolved into Black Cat, when they were student in London 22 years ago.  It moved with them to New York (where Sears grew up), Seabrook Island, S.C., and, about 15 years ago, to St. Louis, Avioli's hometown.  Since then, it has been, like many other local companies, a bid of a nomad....This is not an ideal way to build an audience or, for that matter, to build the kind of diverse programming they had in mind.  About 10 years ago, they began to look for a place to put down roots....Avioli and Sears considered [an old Bettendorf store in Maplewood] a promising spot because of its size and location in a dining district close to Washington University, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and several affordable-but-hip residential neighborhoods."  For the complete story, click here, and see below a related news clip about Wayne Salomon, head of the JBS theatre department and director of the Black Cat's opening production.

Wayne Salomon, faculty/parent of alumnus, was featured in the 10.15.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of the Black Cat Theatre's production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party.  "Black Cat Theatre gives Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party a powerhouse production, as cold and untrustworthy as a crackling sheet of ice.  And that's not even the best part....It is a pleasure, in a world where underestimation is the smart choice, to see somebody aim for the brilliant one.  [Scott] Sears portrays the hapless centerpiece [of the play], agilely directed by Wayne Salomon."  For the complete review, click here.

The Jack Taylor family was featured in the 10.14.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an editorial about their philanthropic legacy and their most recent $50 million gift to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in Forest Park and beyond.  Click here for the editorial, and click here for a related 10.12.06 article about the gift.

Beth Kinsella, faculty/parent, was featured in the 10.12.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having recently reached a 500-win milestone as a field hockey coach.  "Skippy Keefer, an icon in field hockey and local athletics, hired Beth Kinsella when she became the women's athletic director at John Burroughs 33 years ago.  Both are smiling proudly after Kinsella recorded her 500th win as field hockey coach at Burroughs last Thursday in a 3-0 win over Marquette.  'She hired me right out of college, she mentored me on how to be a coach, and it's been a privilege to learn from a legend,' Kinsella said.  Throw in one more win and one more loss since Thursday and Kinsella's record stands at 501-82-40.  She has also won 10 state championships, more than any other area coach....A huge banner hangs over the seats at Burroughs home field to commemorate Kinsella's historic win.  'It's not about me, it's about the kids,' Kinsella said."

Bomber tennis was featured in the 10.11.06 West County Journal in an article about district play.  "The John Burroughs tennis team came away from the MSHSAA Class 1, District 1 Tournament with a singles champion, a doubles champion and a team champion....Sophomore sensation Alex Lehman lost just one game in breezing to the district singles crown.,  And [seniors] Supriya Shah and Jaspur Min were the doubles champions.  [Freshman] Emily Smith and [junior] Emily Kim were within two games of winning their semifinal match...[and] Burroughs' other singles player, [senior] Sarah Soffer, also lost a tight three-set match in the semifinals....Smith and Kim came take third place in doubles, as did Soffer in singles."

Danny Meyer '76 was interviewed in the 10.06.06 USA Today about the philosophy behind his new book, Setting the Table:  The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business.  "In survey after survey, Amierca's restaurant-goers list inept service and woeful hospitality as their biggest beefs.  The foodie revolution has elevated expectations, and many restaurant staffs struggle to meet them despite improvements in training programs.  Among the regular exceptions are the eateries run by Danny Meyer's New York-based Union Square Hospitality Group....[sample] Q:  You write of floral arrangements catching fire, of people mooning a restaurant through a front window, of beetles in salads.  How do you train your staffs to cope?  A:  Our two mantras are these:  Misphaps are like waves, and we are like surfers.  The way you distinguish yourself is how well you ride the wave.  I ask my staff to spend zero energy trying to tame the ocean of its waves.  The goal is to use the mishaps to distinguish themselves and end up in a better place...."

Charlie Walch '84 was featured in the 9.29 - 10.05.06 St. Louis Business Journal in a small business profile of his company, 1st Choice Courier and Distribution Inc.  "...The regional delivery company is open 24 hours a day and can serve businesses that need an envelope delivered across town or a package shipped across the Midwest....Walch's business has grown from 2001 annual revenue of about $9 million to current revenue of $13.5 million.  He has 165 employees in St. Louis, and 125 in Kansas City and Springfield combined.  Since last year, he has added nearly 30 new office, warehouse and and driver/delivery positions in St. Louis....Walch's package ditrbution service does business with many wholesalers, some of which are Fortune 500 companies, in industries such as pharmaceuticals; office, restaurant, automotive and janitorial supply; and direct merchandising...."

Michael Naclerio '08 was featured in the 9.27.06 St. Louis Jewish Light in an article about St. Louis student experiences in Israel this summer when tensions were particularly high because of the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers.  "'I was not concerned,' Michael Naclerio said.  'I felt pretty safe, I gauged the responses of our tour leaders who were fairly nonchalant.  I compare it to tornadoes in St. Louis.  We just do what we have to do when they come around, and then go on.  That's what they do in Israel.  Life goes on.'  The John Burroughs junior...participatied in the Jewish Community Center Maccabi Israel program.  His group was in Tiberias when rockets started hitting the city and they had to move south."

Twenty-three seniors were featured in the 9.20.06 West County Journal in an article naming area 2007 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists:  Louis Bonacorsi, Lucas Bruton, Bobby DesPain, Cory Finley, Ariel Furst, Brett Gall, Helen Havlak, Billy Kemper, Lauren Kemph, Anne Kerth, Cameron Lehman, David LeResche, Delaney Lowman, Kate McCallum, Alex Miller, Lori Murphy, Robby Nightingale, Akhil Patel, Brooke Peterson, Nicole Queathem, Alex Shaw, Bryn Stole and Katie Wallace. 

Alex Lehman '09 was featured in the 9.20.06 West County Journal in an article on girls' tennis.  "John Burroughs tennis player Alex Lehman realizes she has big shoes to fill in taking over the No. 1 singles spot from Susan Sullivan ['06].  All Sullivan did during her high school career was win four state medals, three of them first place medals in the singles at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Tournament.  'I know Susan and she definitely set high standards,' Lehman said.  'I'm going to just do my best to keep the championship at Burroughs.'  Lehman's best may well be enough to make it four individual singles champions in a row for the Bombers.  The sophomore...has played three varsity matches this year.  She has only lost one game in those three matches....Lehman, who is only 15, played up in the 18s in the national tournaments over the summer, which has helped prepare her for the high school season."

Edie Avioli '78 was featured in the 9.19.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article/interview about her theater collaborations with her husband, Scott Sears.  "Edie is co-founder and artistic director of OFF The CUFF Productions, which is now Black Cat Theatre.  Scott is executive director of Black Cat Theatre.  They also are the producers for Piwacket Theatre for Children."  For the interview, click HERE.

Heather Goldenhersh '91 was featured in the 9.18.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about her primetime TV debut (tonight) as a member of CBS's sitcom The Class.  "You'll have no trouble picking St. Louisan Heather Goldenhersh out of the crowd....She's the one with the hat.  Close your eyes, and you'll pick her out just as easily.  She's the one with the voice....Thousands of people have also seen Goldenhersh on Broadway....In John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt, set in 1964, she wore a full nun's habit every night as Sister James, a role for which she received a 2005 Tony nomination."  For the complete article, click HERE.

Bomber Football was featured in the 9.17.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "The John Burroughs football team passed its first big test of the season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off ABC League rival Lutheran North 21 - 8.  The No. 10 team in the Post-Dispatch small-schools ranking, Burroughs (3-0, 2-0) has defeated its first three opponents by a total score of 118-22....Burroughs trailed 8-7 midway through the third quarter Saturday....But Burroughs responded with an 8-yard touchdown run by Barrington Packnett late in the quarter and then Packnett tacked on an 18-yard touchdown run in the fourth."

Philip Barnes, faculty, was featured in the 9.17.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview about the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus as it enters its 51st season.  Philip is the SLCC's artistic director.  "Q:  What are some challenges you face?  A:  After a 50th season, it seems like a natural time for some people to retire or take a sabbatical, so a quarter of the choir may be new.  One of the big challenges is to train them and integrate them into the existing sound and maintain the continuity of the group.  We're also going back to the practice of intoducing our audiences to new buildings.  Four of this year's six venues are new for the full choir.  And we have a new commission at all but the last concert; that one has a piece that no one has heard, so I thought that would count."  For the complete interview, click HERE.

Bill Danforth, parent of alumna and past grandparent, was featured in the 9.17.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about his retirement as chancellor of Washington University and the university's plan to honor Danforth Sunday "by naming the school's main the Danforth campus.  The move honors not only Danforth's 24 years as chancellor but also his family and its foundation, which has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the school, helping to build its $4 billion endowment....[Chancellor Mark] Wrighton said he hoped the naming, along with a related series of lectures around the theme 'A Higher Sense of Purpose,' would encourage others to follow in the footsteps of the Danforths -- including Danforth's brother, former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth."  For the complete article, click HERE.

John Danforth, grandparent, was featured in the 9.17.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article and review about his recently published book Faith and Politics.  "When John Danforth was a student of religion and law at Yale, the divinity school dean told him:  'Being a minister and a lawyer is an interesting combination.  It's like being a striptease saint.'  Danforth made both work (and kept his clothes on) as a U.S. senator and an Episcopal priest.  Primarily a politician, he let religious beliefs influence his opinions. but he avoided a religious agenda.  Now reitred, he's spent the past year or so rethinking that touchy combination for Faith and Politics (238 pages, Viking, $24.95).  As a Republican senator in Washington from 1973 - 95, 'we would have found the notion that people should "vote Christian" at least strange and probably offensive,' he writes.  Now, he says, Republicans are captives of the Christian Right.  The book, which goes on sale Tuesday, is part memoir and part call to action."  Click HERE for the complete article.

Dale Lee '88 was featured in the 9.15.06 Ladue News in an announcement of his marriage to Amy Decker on July 1 in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  Burroughs classmates James Grove and Josh Levy were among the ushers.  "Following a honeymoon in Maui, the couple returned to Michigan where Amy is a music teacher...and Dale is a physician at Henry Ford Health Systems."

The late Chris Hobler '83 and his family were featured in the 9.15.06 Ladue News in an article about Hope Happens.  "In 2001, in the prime of his life, musician Chris Hobler received a devastating diagnosis -- he was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurological disease that causes patients to slowly lose muscle control and eventually become completed paralyzed.  Hobler was all too familiar with the disease's fatal toll.  His maternal grandfather, James Maritz, died from it in 1981....The year of his diagnosis, Chris, together with his family and friends, founded ALS Hope--The Chris Hobler/James Maritz Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission of raising funds to help scientists learn more about the disease.  The oganization, now called Hope Happens, held the first of many fund-raisers in 2001, and has raised $3 million dollars so far, with another big event planned for May....In 2004, Chris and his family started talking to Dr. David Holtzman, head of the neurology department at Washington University.  'He was very interested in doing some sort of collaborative reserach with other scientists studying neurological disorders, ' says [Jean] Hobler [Chris's mother].....The collaboration...led to what [Jean] Hobler considers the most tangible realization of her son's dream:  The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders....On a scientific level, the work being done at the Hope Center is regarded as some of the most promising in the country.'"

The late Charles Oldham, parent of alumni, was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a tribute to his contributions to the civil rights movements in St. Louis.  Mr. Oldham died September 13th.  "Others involved in the civil rights movement locally said the lawyer who grew up in rural Missouri became an instrumental leader because of his idealism and sense of justice.  Click HERE.

Bo Drochelman '65 was featured in a picture in the 9.12.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch of the "March to the Arch," an annual  9/11 trek from St. Louis County to the Arch to honor and remember those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which was initiated by Bo.

Danny Meyer '76 was featured in the 9.10.06 New York Times Sunday Magazine in an interview about his restaurants in Manhattan, his new book "Setting the Table:  The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business," and food trends.  When asked who cooks at his house, Danny said "My wife, Audrey.  To her credit, it is always fresh and always has at least four colors on the plate, and the kids are never given a choice.  If they don't want to experiment, they don't eat."  When asked about the next food trend in NewYork, Danny said, "Two years ago, it was heirloom tomatoes.  Last year it was Meyer lemons.  It was watermelon this summer, watermelon as a replacement for tomato.  The only ingredient that does not go out of style is hospitality."

Bomber Cross Country was featured in the 9.06.06 West County Journal in an area roundup.  "Top runners:  Anne Kerth, sr.; Tory Dille, soph; Stella Dee, jr.; Abby Sandburg, soph; MaryJo Maliekel, jr.  Outlook:  The Bombers finished sixth at last year's state meet even after Dee broke her ankle a mile into the race.  The team advanced to state last fall after winning its district and [Coach] Bugnitz believes this group should continue that success."

Sheila Greenbaum, parent of alumna, was featured in the 9.06.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Sheila Greenbaum, an attorney at Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan and a VP of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis...[will] be honored [in Washington, D.C.] for philanthropy and volunteer leadership in the Jewish community.  Greenbaum will accept the International Lion of Judah Conference distinguished award for charity (tzedakah) and repairing the world (tikkun olam)."

Roya Wolverson '99 was published in the 8.31.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Her article, entitled "Negotiating a way around a nuclear stand-off:  America and Iran must find common ground," draws from her background as the daughter of an Iranian mother and an English father as well as from her studies as a master's degree candidate in public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.  Roya is also editor-in-chief of the Kennedy School Citizen. 

Bomber Football was featured in the 8.30.06 West County Journal in a season preview.  "....Burroughs has one of the area's most dynamic backfields.  Senior tailback Barrington Packnett...gained 701 yards as a junior and Jared Van Slyke, a quarterback with video game-esque skills, is one of the most versatile around." 

Bomber Football was featured in a prep summary in the 8.27.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Players to watch:  QB Jared Van Slyke (sr., 6-3, 180), FS-WR Matt Buck (sr., 6-0, 160), RG-DT Jake Fisher (sr., 5-10, 205), CB-WR Billy Kemper (sr., 6-1, 180), TB Barrington Packnett (sr., 5-4, 175), OT-DT Adam Rosenblum (sr., 5-9, 205), WR-DB Todd Schnuck (sr., 6-3, 180), C Michael Schopp (sr., 5-10, 175).  Notable:  A third-year starter, Van Slyke wants to play college football, not pro baseball like his dad Andy and brothers A.J. and Scott....FB-LB Carter Morgan (sr., 5-7, 190) and OT-DT Rosenblum (sr., 5-9, 205) are back after missing dirstrict losses to Westminster and MICDS with shoulder injuries....DB-PR-KP David LeResche (sr., 5-7, 165) started as a sophomore, then sat out last year after shoulder surgery....LB-FB Mitchell Stromsdorfer (jr., 5-7, 165) is a state wrestling champ....Fisher, the team's strongest player, is drawing Division 1-AA interest....Kemper, a speedster, will be a wild card on offense."

John Kemper '96 was featured in the 8.26.06 New York Times in an announcement of his August 25th marriage to Ashley Levy.  "...The bride and bridegroom, both 28, graduated from Stanford, where they met.  Mrs. to begin her final year of law school at Northwestern....Mr. Kemper is a project manager in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, helping clients with operations and strategy.  He received a master's degree in economic history from the London School of Economics...."

Emily Bobrow '92 was featured in the 8.25.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "St. Louis' Emily Bobrow, an author of Privileged Listeners:  Hearing and Sharing the Stories of Intimate Partner Violence, will be on hand to perform the piece when it is presented here beginning with a reception...Sept. 27....Bobrow, a John Burroughs grad, class of 1992, co-authored the work with Meslissa Roche....Bobrow is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The performance is part of the National Council of Jewish Women Silent Witness program, which was initiated by the council's St. Louis section in 1995."

Dennis O'Brien, parent, was featured in the 8.18.06 Ladue News having been named executive director of Hope Happens, "a local nonprofit that supports research on neurological disorders like ALS....O'Brien worked in health education research and grant writing at Washington University.  He is also the founder of Logos School."

Bomber Tennis was featured in the 8.09.06 West County Journal.  "Traditional local Class 1 tennis powers John Burroughs, Mary Institute-Country Day School, and Visitation will have some big shoes to fill with the departure of their No. 1 players.  But each of these teams should rebound and be among the top teams in the area, if not the state, in 2006.  Burroughs will be missing three-time Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) singles champion Susan Sullivan ['06], who is attending Cornell University....Burroughs may be in the best position to fill the big shoes, as they add talented sophomore Alex Lehman ['09] to the team.  [Quoting JBS coach Steve Beauchamp] 'She comes in with an impressive resume.  She is ranked highly in the nation and I think she can compete for a state title this year.  She has a good all-around game and good tennis smarts.'  Burroughs will also return five of its top seven players from the final four team of last year.  Seniors Supriya Shah ['07] and Jaspur Min ['07] played No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, but competed at the MSHSAA Tournament in doubles.  Juniors Sarah Soffer ['08] (No. 4 last year), Emily Kim ['07] (No. 6), and Emily Thaisrivongs ['07] (No. 7) will also return.

Anton Troianovski '04 was published in the 8.03.06 Washington Post.  This summer he is interning with the Associated Press in Moscow.  The
story, picked up by the Post, is about a diorama of Moscow and includes a larger than life picture of Anton.

College-bound Devon Dille '06, Lucy Plegge '06 and Zach Selke '06 were featured in the 7.31.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having earned National Merit Scholarships from their respective colleges:  University of Puget Sound, Vanderbilt University and Macalester College.

Matthew Crane '03 and Diana Sternberg '05 were featured in the 7.19.06 West County Journal having been named to the dean's list at Colby College.

Michelle Leontsinis '98 was featured in the 7.14.06 Ladue News in an announcement of her engagement to Billy Reisner (MICDS '98).  "The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of John Burroughs School.  She received a B.S. in history and communications from Northwestern University in 2002 and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2005.  She is an attorney with Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis....The couple is planning an October 2006 wedding in St. Louis, after which they will honeymoon in Maui."

Joe Leonard '98 was featured in the 7.09.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Joe Leonard, eldest sprig of Kirkwood's Karen and Andy Leonard, was recently awarded $75,000 to make his first feature film.  Leonard, 26, has previously had movies in the St. Louis International Film Festival and in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.  He got his grant from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in '02.  Leonard is a graduate of John Burroughs, Class of '98.  He now lives in Los Angeles.  His younger brother, Jake ['00], 24, also gave his parents some goods news recently.  He got hired on as an assistant sports editor for the San Francisco Chronicle."

Peter McLoughlin, parent, was featured in the 7.07.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about the St. Louis Blues.  "In an effort to increase profitability and reduce the load on its hockey brain trust, the St. Louis Blues announced...that it has hired a former Anheuser-Busch Cos. executive to run a separate division devoted solely to business operations.  St. Louis Blue Enterprises will concentrate on boosting revenue from ticket sales and sponsorships.  It also will be involved in the sale of the naming rights to the building now known as Savvis Center.  Peter McLoughlin, former senior vice president of corporate media for A-B, will be chief executive of the organization....McLoughlin said he expected to draw on his 21 years of experience negotiating advertising deals with A-B, in addition to his six years of experience working with NBC Sports in managing production budgets."  For the complete story, click

William Shearburn '79 was featured in the July/August 2006 At Home St. Louis Magazine in an article about his favorite art.  "'I used to collect folk art,' explains William Shearburn, 'but I sold my collection to start the gallery.'  That would be the William Shearburn Gallery in the Central West End, which he runs in tandem with his wife, Julie.  In both home and gallery, the couple mixes famous artists (Chuck Close) with young, edgy ones (David Kramer)...."

Jack Taylor, parent and grandparent of alumni, and JoAnn Taylor Kindle '68 were featured in the 7.02.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article on philanthropy written in the wake of Warren Buffet's promised donation to the Gates Foundation.  "One of the region's top philanthropic families, that of Jack Taylor of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, has given $190 million to a variety of charitable causes in the past decade....JoAnn Taylor Kindle, Taylor's daughter and president of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, called the Buffet and Gates announcement historic.  'They are saying...that if the world graces you with good fortune, you have an obligation to give back to society in equally meaningful ways.'"

Walter Metcalfe '56 and parent of alumni was featured in the 6.25.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Walter Metcalfe, St. Louis partner and former chairman of Bryan Cave, has been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the country by The National Law Journal.  The journal characterizes those on the list as having 'the clout to make big things happen....We were looking for lawyers who had a national impact in their fields and beyond...simply holding a high office or position of authority was not enough.'  This is the third time Metcalfe has been chosen.  He was singled out this year for his ability to balance an active law practice, be involved in numerous civic projects and carry out his duties as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank here.  Metcalfe is on the boards of BJC HealthCare, the Danforth Foundation, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Wash U."

Mitch Stromsdorfer '08 and Susan Sullivan '06 were featured in the 6.22.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a review of high school athletics.  Mitch was recognized as the state champion for class 2 wrestling and Susan was recognized as the state champion for class 1 tennis singles and as player of the year for girls' tennis.

Ben Clements '06 was featured in the 6.21.06 West County Journal in an article about the 2006 Missouri Athletic Club Senior All-Star Game held on June 16. 

Maggie Kistner '08 and Alex Blake '06 were featured in the 6.20.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Maggie was named to the Soccer All-Metro First Team.  "Burroughs sophomore [and forward] Kistner, who earned third team honors as a freshman, filled a variety of roles -- and filled them well -- for the Bombers this season.  An athletic sort with a strong work ethic, Kistner had 18 goals, including 11 game-winners, to go along with 20 assists this spring."  Alex received honorable mention as a goalkeeper.

John Brophy, faculty, was featured in the 6.18.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article entitled "Full orchestra plays a lead role at the Muny."  Quoting John, "Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote for a full orchestra, and that's what the Muny audience hears.  Our audience comes closer than anybody in the country to hearing the music the way it was originally written and the way it was meant to be heard."

David LeResche '07 was featured in the 6.17.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having been named to the All-Metro Second Team in baseball.   "Shortstop batted .655 with 23 RBIs, 29 runs scored and 30 stolen bases."

Eighth graders Sophia Davis, Tom Finley and Sam Margo were featured in the 6.12.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about their awarding-winning body clock band.  "The three eighth graders from John Burroughs School in Ladue...won second place in a national science contest this month....The ExploraVision contest, sponsored by Toshiba and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, challenges students in kindergarten through 12th grade to identify a problem and design a new technology to solve it.  The Burroughs students designed the Body Clock Band, an imaginary watch that can help you stay awake or fall asleep.  For the complete story, click

Tom Wilson '95 was featured in the 6.09.06 Ladue News in an announcement of his October 1st marriage to Meredith Jo Alcoke in New Bern, North Carolina.  "....Ted Wilson ['00] served as best man and Andy Wilson ['91] and Jim Wilson ['89] as groomsmen.  [JBS classmates] Todd Nissenholtz, Patrick Cahan, Franklin Huang and Todd Kaye were ushers.  Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Mexico and returned to North Carolina where Mary Jo is employed by the North Carolina Attorney General's office and Tom by the law firm of Stubbs and Perdue.

Dr. Tara Talwar, parent, was featured in the 5.31.06 Oakville-Mehlville Journal in an article about her "Promise to Sameer Campaign" for teen driving safety.  In March her son, Sameer '08, was killed in a car accident.  "The Talwars are dealing with their grief by organizing a 'Promise to Sameer' Campaign, to promote teen driver safety through public awareness and through more restrictive legistlation governing young Missouri drivers.  The campaign's motto, 'All seat belts on.  Only then turn engines on,' is the focal point of a poster featuring a photo of Sameer scaling a climbing wall.  In bold print at the bottom is the message, 'Most importantly, don't drink and drive.'"

Heather Goldenhersh '91 was featured in the 5.28.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "A graduate of John Burroughs...and the Julliard School, [she] will play Lina in the new CBS sitcom "The Class," which is scheduled to air on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the new fall schedule.  Heather was nominated for a Tony last year for her Broadway debut as Sister James in John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"....David Crane, executive producer of "Friends," is doing the same thing with "The Class"; and James Burrows, who created TV's "Cheers" and is a veteran sitcom director, is directing."

Katherine Wiltenburg '99 was featured in the 5.28.06 New York Times on the occasion of her marriage to Eric Todrys at Graham Chapel at Washington University.  "The bride and the bridgegroom, both 24, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard where they met.  This month [Katherine] completed her second year at Yale Law School."

JBS Soccer was featured in the 5.24.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having beaten Trinity, 3-2, in state sectionals.  "It was fitting that a game filled with offensive fireworks between John Burroughs and Trinity ended on the foot of one of the most explosive players on the field.  Burroughs' Maggie Kistner ['08] was pulled down in the Trinity box just over two minutes into the second overtime in Tuesday's Class 1 sectional."  For the complete article, click

Andy Taylor '66 was featured in the 5.22.06 USA TODAY in an interview about Enterprise Rent-A-Car's corporate culture.  "Andrew Taylor, the genial CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, can trot out numbers that would make the stuffiest corporate titan smile.  From a small beginning in St. Louis, Enterprise now has a fleet of 600,000 vehicles and operates in the USA, Canada, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.  Founded by Taylor's father, Jack, in 1957, Enterprise is the largest rental car company in North America....Taylor recently spoke with USA TODAY about a corporate culture built on customer satisfaction and about his company's commitment to developing leadership from within....Quoting Andy, 'Companies talk a lot about customer satisfaction and measuring it.  Making it ingrained in the culture and ingrained in everybody's view of their own career and their team -- that's a whole different deal....We aligned everybody behind accomplishing this "completely satisfied" notion.  A completely satisfied customer is at least three times more likely to return than one that's just satisfied....'"

Seniors Amanda Springer, Nathan Strauss, and Laura Wang were featured in the 5.22.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The three were among 35 area high school seniors who won $2500 awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  "Nationwide, about 2500 seniors received the came from a pool of about 15,000 students who qualified as National Merit Finalists based on their academic records, standardized test scores, personal essays and recommendations from their principals."

Kevin McKone, faculty and parent, was featured in the 5.20.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about an annual neighborhood golf tournament  played on Glendower Drive (Kirkwood) "where homes...convert their lawns into mini golf courses."  Some neighbors create very elaborate holes, but the McKones improvise.  "If we knock down a fence or something, rather than get rid of it, we'll put it all over our yard and call it the disaster hole.  Or one time we had branches that fell.  We turned them into a Star Trek hole."  Click
HERE for the complete story.

Jessie Fowler '02 was featured in the 5.19.06 Inside UVA Online having been awarded the University of Virginia's Algernon Sydney Sullivan award.  "Created in 1925, the awards are given to distinguished fourth-year students and members of the University perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service [epitomized by the awards' namesake]....In nominating Fowler for the award, associate dean of African-American affairs...noted Fowler's 'stellar academic record; her full commitment to the Peer Advisor Program; and her support last fall of students who struggled to make sense of acts of hatred and racial bias that had occurred shortly after the school year began.'....While [Fowler] has been accepted to three medical schools (University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis), she is deferring for one year."

JBS Soccer was featured in the 5.19.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch having beaten Westminster Christian [Academy], 2-0, in district play.  "Maggie Kistner '08 and Alex Tremayne '06 scored, with Alexandra Blake '06 getting the shutout."

Alex Hutkin '06 and Erinn Westbrook '06 were featured in the May 2006 issue of Louie Magazine in an article that profiled seniors throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.  "Erinn Westbrook -- Honors:  President of the Writer's Workshop, Varsity Cheerleading Captain, KUTO Board Member, Student Ambassador, Diversity Club.  Senior Confession:  I'm a neat freak; I clean my room every night.  Best Senior Privilege:  I love that I can legally leave campus during free periods.  Favorite Teachers:  Ms. Richardson and Ms. Ruiz because they so genuinely care about helping students succeed.  But all my teachers do so I love them all.  Plans:  Harvard or Princeton."  "Alex Hutkin -- Honors:  Founder and President of Young Republicans Club.  Advice for the Class of 2007:  Don't take everything too seriously.  It's your senior year, after all.  Best Event of Senior Year:  Being done with college applications.  Proudest High School Moment:  Getting into my first choice college.  Favorite Teacher:  Dr. Smith; there are no words to describe his greatness.  Plans:  George Washington University."

Jessica Fowler '02 was featured in the 5.17.06 New York Times in an article about the University of Virginia's national leadership among public universities in "its graduation rate for blacks."  In addition to strong financial assistance, the article attributed UVA's success to strong peer support of African American students.  "In her four years at the University of Virginia, Jessica Fowler, 22, who is graduating Sunday, has had much success, including winning admission to Duke University Medical School.  But one of her most enduring accomplishments may have come this year, when she was a mentor to Courtney White, 19, as part of the university's peer adviser program for incoming black students.  'Jessica's always been there when I needed her, whether it was a math problem or something bigger,' Ms. White said in an interview....'She would call me and make sure everything was fine.'....Ms. White and other students said the freshman program provided a comfort zone of support and resources in a largely white environment in which racial tensions still exist....Ms. Fowler...said that when she thought back on her first year at the university, 'the personalized attention' of the peer adviser program 'made all the difference.  It made me feel that I had a home away from home.'"

Judy and Nicholas Kouchoukos, parents of alumni, were featured in the 5.17.06 West County Journal.  "The Kouchoukos Cardiac Education Center opened May 11 on the second floor of Missour Baptist Medical Center....The center is a hands-on facility where visitors are able to open the chambers of a heart model and view internal structures.  Computers will illustrate the heart's electrical system and how blood flows through the heart, as well as important preventive and dietary information.  Dr. Nicholas T. Kouchoukos and his wife, Judy, established the center to promote and enhance the heart health of patients, their families and the community....Kouchoukos is a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon and a member of the medical staff at Missouri Baptist...."

David Truetzel '06 was featured in the 5.16.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a STLPD scholar athlete.  "Will attend the University of Virginia and study history and economics...Scored perfect 2400 on SAT...National Merit finalist...Presidential Scholar nominee...Favorite subjects:  U.S. history, calculus...Activities include SADD president, Aim High St. Louis volunteer.  'I want to continue the work I started in Aim High, teaching a variety of subjects to underprivileged children to instill a lifelong love of learning.'"

Tara and Rajesh Talwar, parents, were featured in the 5.15.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article devoted to their efforts to promote safe teen driving.  "Since the accident [which earlier this spring took the life of their son , Sameer, a JBS sophomore, Tara] Talwar and her husband...and son Nikhil, 18, a senior at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, have begun a campaign they call 'Promise to Sameer'....Talwar has spoken to teens in Jefferson City and is handing out cards and posters to promote safe driving.  She hopes to reach as many school groups as possible and is working with legislators....The Talwars' safe driving campaign urges young drivers to wait to turn on the car ignition until after checking that they and all their passengers have their seat belts fastened."  Click
HERE for the complete story.

Linda and Tom Sher, parents of alumna, were featured in the 5.13.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the column/interview "At Home With...."  "So far, Creve Coeur resident Linda W. Sher has had 46 children.  That breaks down to two biological daughters, Jennifer 24, and Melissa ['04], 21, in addition to 44 foster children, who have all come within the past 10 years and mostly one at a time....Fittingly, Linda, 46, does her foster-mothering in a home she's long associated with love.  She and her husband, Tom, 48, live in the ranch house where Linda and her three siblings grew up."   For the complete story, click

Heather Hawk '96 was featured in the 5.12.06 Ladue News.  "Before they say 'I do,' many brides find themselves saying 'I need' -- to work out, that is.  Health and fitness guru Heather Hawk has created a fitness DVD specifically tailored for brides-to-be.  Hawk, a newlywed hereself, knows that despite a desire to look their best on that big day, many brides-to-be are left with little time to work out.  So she created three 10-minute workouts that are easy to do at home."

Rick Sandler, faculty, and students Kacey Higginbotham '07, Matt MacDonald '10, Lori Murphy '07,  and Michael Schopp '07 were featured in the 5.10.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in "Random Play."  "Some teens across the country skipped their favorite shows recently, opting to participate in the annual TV Turn Off Week.  Several students in teacher Richard Sandler's English classes at John Burrough School jotted...thoughts on the exercise."  Quoting Matt, "It was fine until dinner time.  There was a 'really important' baseball game on TV, so all dinner I had my head tilted away from the TV, fighting my urges."  Quoting Michael, "I don't have much homework and slept most of the evening.  It still feels weird sitting on the couch and not turning the TV on...It is so quiet and I read in there now."  Quoting Kacey, "I've noticed a lot of weird things around my house.  There's a random book about Hawaii just lying about in our basement.  I asked my mom about it; evidently it's been there for six years."  Quoting Lori, "When I got home from my game tonight, the week with no TV was finally over.  I collapsed on the couch for a solid fifteen minutes, enjoying my McDonald's dinner...while watching one of my favorite shows.  I felt lazy, relaxed and wonderful.  Granted, for these fifteen minutes, I was  a picture of what is wrong with American society."

Paul Tarantola '99 was featured in the 5.10.06 West County Journal in an announcement of his engagement to Jennifer Eeg.  "The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences.  She is employed by Fresenius Medical Care....[Paul] is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a bachelor's degree in real estate and finance.  He is employed by Lincoln Property Co.  A Sept. 9, 2006, wedding is planned."

Kelsey Compton '06 was published in the 5.09.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Click
HERE for her piece on Darfur, entitled "To stop genocide, we must become involved."

Sally Levy, parent of alumni, was featured in the 5.09.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a "Close-Up" interview with Deb Peterson.  "Sally Levy makes 80 look like the new 60.  Dimpled and naturally curly haired with a ready smile, fashionable clothes and smart jewelry, Levy is always on the go.  She travels advidly...and is an active supporter of Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  So active, in fact, that she gave the organization $1 million in seed money to fund a new home, which was unveiled Saturday in a gala event.  She's also on the board of the Sheldon Concert Hall and is active with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, OASIS and the American Jewish Committee.  Despite her civic contributions, Levy is a modest person who is still in awe at seeing her name on a building."  For the interview, click

Kristen Schonwald '99 was featured in the 5.07.06 New York Times on the occasion of her May 6 marriage to Christopher Vila.  "Mrs. Schonwald-Vila, 25, graduated from New York University.  She is the sales director at the New York office of Aquarius, a fashion accessories company founded by her father....Mr. Vila, 29, graduated from Tufts.  He is a parner with his father, in Vila Ventures, a real estate development firm in New York.  His father is also the host of  'The Bob Vila Show,'...a national syndicated home-improvement program."

Grandparents Lee and Ann Liberman, parents Marty and Bill Chapman, and parents Craig and Andie Stolz LaBarge '70 were featured in the 5.05.06 Ladue News in an article about the Missouri/Kansas American Liver Foundation's annual Bid for Life recognition dinner and auction.  The LaBarges were honorary chairs; the Libermans were honorees, recognized for leadership; and the Chapmans chaired the event.  "Dr. Chapman, professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine...and also chief of abdominal transplantation and surgical director of liver transplantation at W.U. provided an update on research developments and the effects of liver disease."

Danny Meyer '76 was featured in the 5.03.06 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  "Every restaurateur would like to bottle whatever it is that has allowed St. Louis native Danny Meyer to put together a string of highly popular, long-lived restaurants in New York City.  Come October, they'll be able to read about his philosophy on business and on life in 'Setting the Table,' to be published by HarperCollins.  'It's a recipe for hospitality as it applies to the business and as it applies to life,' Meyer said.  'By hospitality, I mean the way you make people feel while you deliver the experience.  The book is one part memoir, two parts the world of restaurants and three parts lessons I've learned about business and life.'  Meyer spoke by telephone last week from his offices in New York City, where he was making preparations to bring five senior managers from his Blue Smoke restaurant to St. Louis for Saturday's White Linen Barbecue, a $500-a-head fundraiser for Opera Theatre of St. Louis."  For the complete story, click

The Girls' Bomber Soccer Team was featured in the 5.03.06 West County Journal having defeated MICDS 2-0.  "The win boosted fifth-ranked Burroughs to 9-6-1 overall and 3-0-0 atop the Metro Women's Athletic Association Red Division.  'We talked a lot about using those games against the teams we call the giants, like St. Joe and Ursuline, to get us ready for these games,' [Coach Scott] McDoniel said....'Defensively, we were solid and, later in the second half, it seemed like the wind was blowing our way a little bit and we were able to move the ball and we got some changes and finished them.'"  For the complete article, click

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