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Recent College Graduation News from the Inly Class of 2007

We were able to track down a few of our Inly Middle School alumni from the Class of 2007 and collect some recent college graduation news.

Detwiler_LiamLiam Detwiler (Inly ’07; Boston College High School ’11) graduated phi beta kappa from Georgetown University with a major in English and a double minor in history and sociology. He spent most of his time working on campus for the nation’s largest student-run credit union, where he became an executive of the operations department and helped manage over 17 million dollars in assets. He also helped to found a chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon on campus, was a part of the Georgetown student government, was the treasurer of a speechwriting club, and studied abroad at Trinity College in Dublin during his fall semester of junior year where he continued his love of travel by visiting 12 countries. Following graduation, Liam took a job as an internal, human capital consultant for Capital One where he will be working in Arlington, VA.

Johnson_LucyLucy Johnson (Inly ’07; Dana Hall School ’11) graduated from Wheaton College this May.  She was a studio art major with a concentration in sculpture and an ethnomusicology minor.  She sang in Voices United to Jam, the gospel and R & B singing group on campus (for which she was also the secretary); played steel drums in the Lymin Lyons steel drum band; and danced in Paraiso Latino, the school’s Latin dance group.  This summer she is interning at CATA (Community Access to the Arts), a non-profit arts organization in Great Barrington that offers music, dance and art workshops for people with special needs. She is also interning at Riverbrook, a residence for women with special needs in Stockbridge. In the fall Lucy hopes to move to Boston where she would like to work for an arts organization and/or work with the special needs population.

KaplanHartlaub_HannahHannah Kaplan-Hartlaub (Inly ’07; Commonwealth Academy ’11) just graduated from Smith College with a BA in Spanish and the sociology of education. She spent four years rowing for the Varsity Crew Team and dabbled in social justice organizing. She is spending the summer working at the Lucky Finn Cafe (go say hi!) and preparing to head off to Spain on a Fulbright English Teaching Fellowship in September.

MikeMike Kaplan-Hartlaub (Inly ’07; Cape Cod Academy ’11) recently graduated from Wheaton College with a major in psychology. While at Wheaton he joined the Best Buddies chapter and worked with children with developmental disabilities. Mike now works as a behavioral therapist at a psychological consulting firm called Applied Behavioral Analysis Consulting and Services (ABACS) that evaluates and provides treatment for children ages 4–18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in addition to other social and behavioral disorders.

Kelly_PaulPaul Kelly (Inly ’07; Boston College High School ’11) graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a dual degree in political science and philosophy. He was inducted into the national Phi Sigma Tau honor society for the latter. During his last two years, he served as elected community organizer for Student Programs for Urban Development and staffed four political campaigns for the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He graduates having written a thesis on presidential administration of executive agencies and a capstone on the discursive structures surrounding the Affordable Care Act debate. He is currently working on submitting a paper on Heidegger’s existential analytic for review through Phi Sigma Tau.

Laiosa_RachelRachel Laiosa  (Inly ’07; Notre Dame Academy ’11) graduated from Providence College with two BA degrees, one in English and one in history. She is currently taking some time to catch up and travel before delving into her career path.

Noble_BrettBrett Noble (Inly ’07; Northwood School ’11) graduated from Husson University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a minor in business. In his junior year as part of the environmental club, Brett lobbied the school board for a solar farm on campus. The proposal was accepted and will be built by 2025. For his senior year capstone, Brett and four other students wrote legislation regarding drone regulation that is now being looked at by the Maine House of Representatives.

Ovans_ZoeZoe Ovans (Inly ’07; Commonwealth Academy ’11) graduated phi beta kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a double major in English literature and cognitive science. She’s still in Baltimore now working as the manager of the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Language Processing and Development.

Phillips_JeremyJeremy Phillips (Inly ’07; St. George’s School ’11) graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in May with a dual degree in business and economics. Throughout his college career, Jeremy excelled in indoor and outdoor track and field. He was named Male Student-Athlete in the Southern Athletic Association several times and led his team to conference championships in 2013 and 2014. He broke two school records in the 100-meter dash and the 4×100 relay and qualified for the Division III NCAA National Championships in 2014 and 2015. [http://norwell.wickedlocal.com/article/20150604/SPORTS/150608071/2000/NEWS]

Jeremy is also an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, participated in overseas studies in Belgium, and interned in business and finance in Memphis and New York City. Jeremy will be participating in the client services internship program with Deloitte in Memphis this summer and will be returning to Rhodes in the fall to begin a graduate program in accounting.

Silver_LindsayLindsay Silver (Inly ’07; Boston University Academy ’11) graduated cum laude from Haverford College with a major in English, and minors in computer science and Spanish. Her senior thesis was titled “The Ocean’s Indifference: Confronting Death in the Natural Landscape of Thoreau’s Cape Cod.” She is currently working at Haverford as a summer intern designing a website for the Haverford Library.

Inly Alums Return for High School Senior Internship

Tucker and Chris address the 8th grade students about life after Middle School.

Tucker Meehan and Chris Ribaudo address the 8th grade students about life after Middle School.

Inly alums, Tucker Meehan ‘11 and Chris Ribaudo ‘11, both seniors at Thayer Academy, are spending 3 weeks at Inly School as part of their final high school internship experience. During their time on campus, they have worked with students at all levels, but most extensively with the students in Upper Elementary.

“Our first thought in returning to Inly was honestly, ‘wow, everything seems to much smaller!’” Chris remarked. “It’s also interesting to see things through a different, older lens now. The faculty members feel more like peers and it makes you realize how cool they are.”

“You also see how purposeful the programming is,” said Tucker. “You can see that it’s a long process from start to finish and that each child is constantly building on his own knowledge throughout that process.”

“I’ve also noticed that seeing all of the classroom materials again has sparked so many memories for me,” said Chris. “And it’s amazing how all of the lessons come back, too.”

Tucker will be attending Colby College in the fall and hopes to study Economics and/or Biology. Chris will be attending Northeastern University and plans to pursue Chemical Engineering. The two also spoke to Inly’s 8th grade class about what to expect in high school, how the transition can feel, and anticipating the change in workload, sports, and other student activities. “Inly teaches you because it prepares you,” Tucker states. “I don’t think any Middle School has a class called “Independent Thinking” but that’s exactly what you take away from your time at Inly. And you can apply that to anything going forward.”

Inly Alum Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Spain

HannahKHWe recently caught up with Inly alumnus, Hannah Kaplan-Hartlaub ‘07, who is graduating from Smith College this May. Kaplan-Hartlaub, a Sociology and Spanish double major, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Spain, where she will spend next year teaching English at a high school in Madrid. While not teaching, she will also help coach the high school’s Model United Nations team and conduct an independent community service project through the network of community gardens in Madrid. “ I’ll be working with the Urban Garden Network of Madrid to do an independent community service project,” Kaplan-Hartlaub said, “which marries my interests in experiential learning, community-building, and playing in the dirt—all things I can I trace back to my time at Inly School.”

Hannah’s love of the Spanish language prompted her to study abroad last year at the University of Cordoba and also inspired her to pursue the Fulbright program in Spain after graduation. Fulbright grantees are selected through an open and merit-based competition. This ensures that the most qualified applicants are fairly chosen in a way that contributes to the main goals of the program: to provide overseas experience to individuals not previously afforded such an opportunity and to promote mutual understanding and benefit through contributions to both host and home communities.

From its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.

When asked about her goals for the program, Kaplan-Hartlaub said,

“Primarily, I aim to teach English for student use with cross-cultural engagement and perspective—in other words, to afford my students the opportunity to explore the world with the facility that English makes possible. I’m also eager to explore the country further and contribute through community service. I hope my volunteering in urban gardens will foster tighter neighborhood community and local connection to the earth, and to begin a dialogue around urban agricultural practices and food culture. This would further my goal of having a true exchange of knowledge and culture with the Madrileña community.”

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program is sponsored and managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Fulbright ETAs are placed in classrooms abroad to assist in strengthening English language instruction, while providing insights on American culture. At the same time, U.S. participants experience intensive cross-cultural interaction in an international educational setting.

Kaplan-Hartlaub reflected that her Inly roots in education “drew out the spirit of exploration” within her:

“While my years at Commonwealth School and then Smith contributed greatly [to this spirit] as well,” she observed, “I always consider Inly to have planted the seed of curiosity. From a young age we worked with teachers and with each other to cultivate our passions, and though the sowing was challenging, the harvest was fruitful and will fortify me during the coming adventures….I hope the Fellowship will allow me to connect further with students and teachers in a new academic setting, and would provide a cross-cultural comparison to inform my interpretations of educational policies in the States upon my return.”

Inly Alum Has Olympic Ambitions

Victoria Krivitsky

Victoria Krivitsky ’13

Victoria Krivitsky (‘13) has a goal. A big goal. The Summer Olympics.

“I’d at least like to make the Olympic trials,” she explained, “in 2016 or 2020.”

Krivitsky, a sophomore at Norwell High School, is a member of the South Shore YMCA Strypers Swim Team as well as the Norwell High School Clippers Swim Team. Last year, she placed 4th with a 1:07 time  in the age group 13 to 14 year olds in New England for the 100 yard breaststroke (for you non-swimmers out there, that means she swam four laps of a 25 yard pool in just 1 minute and 7 seconds)! She has also gone to YMCA Nationals for the past 3 years and has broken several team records.

“I compete in the other strokes but breaststroke is by far my favorite and best stroke,” she said. “I’m strongest in the short course yards so this season, I’ve been working on making my breaststroke more fast and powerful for the long course season, which is geared toward Olympic distances.”

Victoria has been swimming for almost as long as she has been in Montessori. “I started swimming competitively when I was 6 years old,” she says. When asked how Montessori and Inly School have influenced where she is now and her swimming ambitions, Victoria said, “My Montessori education has taught me to challenge myself and push myself to achieve my goals, even if they’re big. It’s also taught me how to be a leader…In high school, leadership is often tied to age—so juniors and seniors are looked to as leaders—but l’ve learned from Montessori that you can be a leader at any age. That makes me feel comfortable around upperclassmen and comfortable being a leader…We’re all family here.”

Victoria competing in a recent meet.

Victoria competing in a recent meet.

Victoria competed in YMCA Nationals last year for both short and long courses. The YMCA National Short course was held in North Carolina and the YMCA Long Course was held in Indianapolis. This year, she is competing in Sectionals, which will be held in Ithaca, New York.

“Our coach is making big plans for us,” she says, “I’m working up to a certain level of yardage and then I taper down before my meets. It’s a process.”

When asked how she finds time for school with all her swimming, Victoria laughed and said, “There have definitely been times where I’ve done my homework in my car while my Mom is driving me to and from practice, but it’s ok. I’m used to it by now and I don’t mind juggling everything.”

Stay tuned for future updates as Victoria pursues her swimming dreams!

Where are they now? Alumni notes from the class of 2010

Members of the Inly Middle School Class of 2010 graduated from high school this spring and have recently headed off to college. We were able to catch up with more than a few and are delighted to share some “hits and highlights” from their senior years. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors!

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Abby Austin

Abby Austin wrapped up her senior year at Cambridge School of Weston with a Scholastic honorable mention award for her toothpick dress (hand made with 5,000 toothpicks).  Her Senior Capstone project was a music video for a fellow student. Over the summer, Abby had two great internships making films at thegrommet.com and creating graphic designs for litographs.com. She is now enrolled in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as a film major.

Fitz Brokaw

Fritz Brokaw

Fritz Brokaw graduated from Duxbury High School where he was goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team. He just spent his 10th summer at Camp Chewonki in Maine, and his second year as a junior counselor. Fritz is now at Worcester Polytechnic Institute planning to major in architectural engineering. He hopes to study Arabic and is interested in WPI’s overseas program in Morocco.

Isabella Calianos squeezed as much adventure as she could into her senior year at Hingham High School. The summer before, Bella travelled to Borneo for a month as a member of the Global Citizen’s Project that focuses on increasing global awareness of key world issues such as diversity and human rights. As captain of the HHS ski team, she led by example and created a fun cohesive team environment. On Saturdays, Bella rallied her friends to help tutor children with sickle cell anemia who were falling behind in their learning. She looks forward to her new adventure at St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

Cliffords

Rebecca Clifford (left) Laura Clifford (right)

Laura Clifford graduated from Scituate High School receiving a Sally Bailey Brown Scholarship, a CORSE Foundation Scholarship, and an Endicott College Presidential Academic Scholarship. Rebecca Clifford graduated from Scituate High School with a Carol Vollmer Scholarship, a Sally Bailey Brown Scholarship, and an Endicott College Presidential Academic Scholarship. During their senior year, Laura and her sister, Rebecca, were so grateful to be part of a second service trip to Guatemala this past April where they were able to help build four homes for families in desperate need there. Now they are at Endicott College in Beverly enjoying new experiences, making friends, and immersing themselves in college life.

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Natalie Dickinson (right)

Natalie Dickinson attended Tabor Academy her first two years of high school, before transferring to Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. A four-year varsity softball player, she was named to the Patriot Ledger all-scholastic team her senior year. She graduated with high honors and was inducted into the National Honor Society for Spanish. While at NDA, she participated in a service immersion program in Costa Rica using her Spanish training. She has worked for the Connections Program at BayState Community Services for the past two summers with children 7–12 years of age who suffer from a variety of emotional problems. Natalie received a Presidential Merit Scholarship at Simmons College, where she is studying for her masters in social work.

Victoria Hunt

Victoria Hunt

Victoria Hunt graduated from Notre Dame Academy having received the Academic Excellence award in English, as well as a Choral Award, Campus Ministry Discipleship Award, and Acting Award. Victoria was in the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honors Society, National Thespian Society, and the National Honors Music Society. During her senior year, Victoria was able to pursue her love of theatre and participate not only in NDA’s production of Les Miserables, but also in The Inly Player’s production of Peter Pan. She’s super excited for Northeastern University and what it is going to bring into her life!

Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson graduated cum laude from The Newman School in Boston where he received his International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. During his senior year, Julian was captain of the baseball team and established/organized a flag football team for the school. He is currently attending the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.

Selim Kattan (second from right)

Selim Kattan (second from right)

Selim Kattan graduated from International Programs School Al-Khobar (IPS), a high-ranked school in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Throughout his high school years he attended Model UN and was part of the Student Council. Selim achieved honor roll for academic achievement and excellence every term during his junior and senior years. Selim is currently attending Northeastern University, where he is part of the NU.in program, and is doing a study abroad in Dublin for his first semester. Selim is planning to double major in finance and economics and minor in psychology. Beyond that, Selim hopes to pursue a law degree.

Phoebe Knox and Ben

Phoebe Knox and Ben Phillips

Phoebe Knox graduated from Dublin School in New Hampshire with awards in Spanish and Photography. Phoebe’s independent study photography work was featured in the Senior Art Show. During her senior year, Phoebe was a cross-country runner, a Nordic skier, and a varsity rower and helped lead her crew team to national competition in June. She was co-captain of both the Nordic and Crew teams and was named Dublin’s Spring Female Athlete of the Year. Phoebe is attending Simmons College in Boston and is thrilled to be rowing on the Charles River with the varsity crew team there.

Jenna McKenney graduated from Notre Dame Academy and is attending Harvard University. At Notre Dame, she graduated salutatorian and was president of the Julienda Chapter of the National Honor Society.

Michaela Morris

Michaela Morris

Michaela Morris graduated from Duxbury High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and she swam on the Duxbury High School Team for four years and made State Championships each year. Michaela also swam for Kingfish Swimming Team. She is excited about her future at Simmons College and she looks forward to swimming with the “Sharks.”

Ben Phillips graduated with academic honors from Dublin School in New Hampshire. He received recognition for lacrosse and basketball and was named Male Athlete of the Year. Ben was a school proctor in his senior year and continued as a mentor in the Big Brother program. He is attending Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

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Thomas Powell

Thomas Powell graduated from Norwell High School having studied all honors and AP classes. He was inducted into the Spanish Honor Society and played varsity lacrosse his junior and senior years making the South Sectional semi-final play-offs his senior year. Thomas now attends Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire as a business major. He is looking forward to playing varsity lacrosse for the Division II Saint Anselm’s Hawks.

Nick Vercollone graduated from Proctor Academy (NH) and is attending Suffolk University.

Inly’s 2014 Graduates Reflect on Time at Inly

DSC_0929The 2014 Inly graduation ceremony was, as in previous years, a lovely display of the growth that happens at each student’s time at Inly School. For both the Kindergarten and 8th grade students, it is clear that their tenure—however long or short—has included considerable learning and development.
As is the tradition, every graduating 8th grader gave a speech. This year’s graduating class had many beautiful reflections to share about their time at Inly. Below are just a few key phrases and memories that were shared on stage. If you would like to hear the full speeches and see the class performances, please click on the links below.
“I’m on the path to finding out what my true passions are… I will be a young woman who knows what she wants to accomplish.”
– Ashley Antico
“On February 13 (yes, I remember the date), I visited Inly for the first time…it was the first time, I’d been in a class where you take notes on a couch…That first day, I had more conversations with the kids than I had ever had at my time at Hingham. This was a welcoming ticket. Change is hopeful…” – Dean Chamberlin
“I’m about to enter high school… but I think I’m ready for it. I just have to apply what I’ve learned…take a step back… try to separate my expectations from reality and keep it all in perspective.” – Jordan Cokinos
“I understand why my teachers have pushed me to use my voice so much. It’s because they know that I have important things to contribute.” – Alison Faulkner
“Being different gave me academic self-awareness. I’m able to see what I’m comfortable with and confront what’s hard.” – Quentin Hill
“During my twelve years here, I’ve had experiences that I never could have imagined.” – Caroline Leta
“While most middle schoolers lose themselves during these years, I feel like I got to know myself better… Inly helped me figure out how I learn best.” – Charlie McDonald
“When I first stepped through the doors at Inly, I was quiet, shy, and unsure of myself…What I know now is that Inly has really been the people around me… who’ve helped me come out of my shell. They helped me build my confidence.” – John McNeil
“I believe that fears can define a person. Not because of how they limit you but because of what they can teach you about yourself. I hope that ten years from now, I’ll be able to look back and recognize how my fears defined me and how they helped shape me into my future self. As my academic career continues, I know I will face new things. Some of these new things will scare me…but I’m confident that I will overcome these fears, facing them head on, learning more about them, and growing throughout the process.” – Abigail Park
“To my teachers, I simply take off my hat…Thank you teachers for all that you’ve done for me these past nine years.” – Samuel Sheer
“I value education and realize it is an immeasurable, priceless thing. Being a student at Inly has helped strengthen my love for education. Here we are encouraged to celebrate our differences.” – Rebekah Stewartson
“Three years ago…singing in front of a crowd was a fantasy. And now I’m standing up here today in front of all of you.” – Isabel Witkos
SPEECHES:
PERFORMANCES AND DIPLOMAS:
Kindergarten Class of 2014 sings “O Mister Sun
Kindergarten Class of 2014 sings “Let it Shine
Inly School Chorus sings “As Long As I Have Music
Inly School Chorus sings “Our Time