Where the TinyTent AT?

Emily Sklar ''15 encounters a wild pony in Grayson Highlands, a portion of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail hike she is doing for her Senior Individualized Project.

Move over Bill Bryson, make way for Appalachian Trail Hornet (Through)-Hikers Emily Sklar ’15 and Margaux Reckard ’13, off from Georgia and bound for Maine! Join them on their blog (and Emily’s SIP journey).

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Korean Soundscapes

In the 1980s Gary (second from left) and his teacher Kim (left) perform farmer’s music with the latter’s band.

Nora Hauk ’04 has lived in Korea for several years. She discovered and shares the story of fellow K alum Gary Rector ’65, who has lived there more than 40 years. The way Korea became his home has much to do with music.

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Bee Man, Bee Artists


One of the most original ArtPrize entries in 2014 was the collaboration of K alum Ladislav Hanka’s (class of 1975) with his bees. Their combination of etching and honeycomb made the competition’s short list for awards.

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Being There

Grace Gilmore ''''15 (left) and Lindsay Worthington ''''15

“There” was the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington D.C. And having TWO K students as finalists was a rare theatrical achievement. Congratulations to Grace Gilmore and Lindsay Worthington.

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Fast Track

Sally Read, blessed with one of the great surnames for a head of a school.

The time it took to reach her dream job seemed amazingly short to Sally (Warner) Read ’08. So short, in fact, she considered declining the offer at first, fearing she may not be ready. There are a lot of kids happy she changed her mind.

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Fine Arts Connector


Susan Schroeder Larson ’63, one of K’s study abroad pioneers, cites caring relationships as the bedrock of the K experience and shares her memories of the late Nelda Balch, professor emerita of theatre arts.

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Matriarchy, Mezcal, and Mole

Fierce woman statue outside Tehuantepec

Alumni and spouses Carolyn Berg ’72 and David Hammond ’73 visited the Oaxaca, Mexico, region to see its archaeological preservations and to eat its delectable and nuanced cuisine. Carolyn’s career service made it a homecoming of sorts.

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Bronx to ’Zoo


The long ago Bronx-to-’Zoo journey of Herb Lipschultz ’56 was by train, literally, and by football, figuratively. At age 80, the former New Yorker remains in the Midwest and on the gridiron.

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Green Law Man

Ben Houston in his office.

Ben Houston ’06 uses the law to advance environmental causes. His path from there-to-here includes a history major; study abroad in London, England; post-graduation work in Zagreb, Croatia; and degrees from two law schools.

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Just Fight

Mia enjoys the brave new space of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.

Mia Henry’s first lessons in how people working together might change the world came from her parents. They taught her to admire people who were kind and who lead with love, even while they’re angry at the injustices in the world.

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