Congratulations to Sarah Jessee '01 and husband Zeb Zankel on the birth of their son Arlo Archer Zankel on October 24.
Emily Courter Armentrout '11 and Russell Andrew Sanders were married September 22 at The German Club Manor at Virginia Tech! North Cross Alumni Hallie Martin '11, Kaki Comer '11, and Catherine Jessee '11 were in the wedding party. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Shelly Maycock '79 and Dr. Roger Stritmatter who were married on June 23 at Hahn Farm in Blacksburg! Roger Stritmatter is Professor of Humanities at Coppin State in Baltimore, MD. The bride's father, Jerry "Doc" Maycock, taught Chemistry and Physics at North Cross from 1972 to 2003. Her mother was also a librarian at North Cross. Shelly and Roger will reside in Christiansburg and Baltimore.
Congratulations to Bill Kaufman '02 and Megan Kinney on their recent engagement! They plan on getting married in Marco Island, Florida in April 2019.
On October 2, in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., North Cross School graduate Jason Robinson '89, was formally installed as the Headmaster of St. Albans School and the canon of the National Cathedral. Five former North Cross faculty were in attendance: John Noffsinger, long-time English teacher and English department chair; Gates DeHart, long-time English and Drama teacher; Gordon Winn, former Spanish teacher and Jason's classmate in the Class of 1989; Maryann Robinson, former French teacher and Jason's proud mom; and Peter Wonson, former assistant headmaster and upper school director. Also in attendance was Travis Shackelford Holland '85, whose two sons attend St. Albans. Mr. DeHart had the honor of participating in the installation ceremony as one of the lay readers.
The Bay Area’s newest Raider residents Nicole Chaney ‘14 and Catherine Jessee ‘11 got together at The Wing San Francisco for an inspiring panel of women in politics, encouraging women to run for office. Nicole is teaching with Teach for America and Catherine is working in editorial communications at Heath Ceramics.
Brett Jones '16, playing for the Ferrum Panthers, and Miles Lowman '17, playing for the Hampden-Sydney Tigers, battled it out on the field on October 27! Ferrum won that game 32-19.
Congratulations are in order for Seely Stephenson Nicholson '08 and her husband Bo on their marriage September 29th in Roaring Gap, NC! Fellow NCS Alumni Ashley Turner '08, Erika Martin '08, and Hannah Greenberg '08 were bridesmaids.
Congratulations to Avery Sturm '15, who was named Conference MVP as she led her team (Miami University Redhawks) back to the NCAA tournament!
Congratulations to Hannah Greenberg '08 for finishing the New York City Marathon on November 4. She ran for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and raised over $5,600 that will go towards supporting cancer research!
Congratulations to Katey Houck McBurney '05 and her husband Ryan on the birth of their son, Charlie, born on September 16!
Congratulations to Fara Lukens '07 and fiancé, Derek Long, gave birth to their son Broxton Davis Long on August 28!
We are sad to share that Parent of Alumni Robert Eastwood Glenn passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, October 18, 2018, in the presence of his children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clydenne Reinhard Glenn, and is survived by his two children, Pauline Glenn O'Brien '76 and Robert Eastwood Glenn Jr. '82, and four grandchildren.
Sarah Elizabeth Hickam Lowen (NGA) passed away on Friday September 28. She is survived by her four children, Tory Bullington, Julia, Sarah and Mason Lowen; and her parents, Dr. Lindsay and Sarah Hickam; her brother, Hunter Hickam and his wife, Lisa; and sister, Katey Peterson.
We had a great time at the Legacy Picnic! Thank you to all the Alumni who came back to walk down memory lane with the next generation of Raiders.
North Cross School welcomed members of the 2008 VISAA State Football Championship team during Homecoming weekend! They were recognized for the 10th anniversary of their championship win against Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. The following alumni from the team were present:
1. Alex Cecil' 09
2. Holt Bibee '09
3. Brent Ring '09
4. Glenn Williams '09
5. Davis Frith '09
6. Ted Robison '09
7. Mark Clements '09
8. Quint Coles '10
9. Steve Oiler '09
10. Tyler Caveness '10
11. Dillon Meacham '10
12. Billy Henahan '10
13. Fuller Clark '11
14. Anthony Jackson '12
15. Jimmy Coles '12
16. Derek Mason '12
17. Paul Smith '12
The 2008 team was led by Head Coach Lee Johnson and Assistant Coaches Tim Seeley, Jimmy Fisher, Greg Meacham, John Hinkle, and Jax Ring. North Cross lost their 2008 season home opener to the Knights of Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, 17-7. The Raiders were ready for the rematch on November 14, 2008 on the Knights’ home field for the state title game.
Going into halftime, the Raiders were down 6-0, but came back strong in the second half. Ted Robison '09 shared that his most memorable moment of the game came when the Raiders called a fake punt on a fourth down late in the fourth quarter with the score 14-6, North Cross. Following that play, the Raiders drove for long touchdown run that sealed the 21-6 victory and an 11-1 record for the season.
This win was the first state championship for Raider football since the 1993 season and we were honored to have them back for Homecoming.
Congratulations to the now Lieutenant Colonel Carter Lee '97 on his recent promotion in the Virginia National Guard.
Lauren Stellato Hodges '08 married Parker Hodges this June at The New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. Ashley Turner '08 was a bridesmaid and Hannah Greenberg '08, Nani Moskal '08, and Stephanie Crawford '08 were in attendance.
Sarah Katherine (Holley) Sledd '12 married her childhood sweetheart Caleb Sledd on June 23. Adrienne Wynd, Courtney Mayberry, and Taylor Perry (NGA) were bridesmaids.
Members of the Class of 2011 attended an engagement party for Micajah Lacy in July. Congratulations!
Sam Lawrence '12 married Kelani Bailey on August 18 at Glenburn Farms in Vinton, VA. Sam’s sisters, Emily Lawrence (NGA) and Margaret Lawrence '17, served as bridesmaids, and Paul Ross '12 was a groomsman. George Revercomb '12 and Kyle Fraser '12 also attended the wedding.
Mark Samarasinghe '99 (and younger brother of NCS staff member Susan Baker and uncle to Sophie Baker ’30) married Kristi Nelson on Labor Day weekend in Geneva, Ohio. Mark's brother Michael Samarasinghe '06 was also in the wedding.
Alumna Margaret Jones Irvin '72 passed away at the end of June. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Martin Reid Irvin '06, and her daughter, Dana Brooks Irvin (NGA).
Parent of Alumni Billy (Bill) Hugh Branch passed away on Sunday, September 16. Bill is survived by his wife, Betty McAlister Branch since 1952; children, Michael (wife Karen), Patrick, Suzannah, Katherine '77, Sally '80 (husband Roy), Polly '83, Thomas '84 (wife Lisa), and Bonny '88; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
During this year's Commencement ceremony, Alumni Board member Catherine (Grainger) Justice ’05 presented this year's Alumni Service Award to George B. Cartledge III ’82, former board member and parent of alums George ’14 and Joseph Cartledge ’16, graduating senior Emma Cartledge and Charlotte Cartledge ’21.
Mrs. Justice's remarks were as follows:
The Alumni Service Award is presented annually to one outstanding alumnus/alumna who has made significant contributions to the school or school community. Our 2018 Alumni Service Award recipient is George B. Cartledge III ’82.