05
May

Hill Wins at FCWT Whistling Straits

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Sophie Hill with her first FCWT victory!

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Sam Eisenhuth (far right) surges with a final round 76 to end up with a top 3 finish. On far left is Tripp Kinney who finished in 2nd place and is grandson of SSM alumni Hank Kinney who graduated in 1952.

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Shane Hoben hits the best shot of the day and sticks it to 7 feet on Hole 11 which was a tough par 3 just off the water of Lake Michigan.

Congratulations to Sophia Hill (2015) who won the FCWT Whistling Straits event with a final round 86 in tough, windy conditions.  She topped her nearest competitor by 10 strokes over the two day event. This is her first victory of many to come in the FCWT.  She had a 3rd place finish earlier this season in Arizona, a 2nd place finish in California, and now the victory in Wisconsin.  The course played difficult for everyone with the cold, wind, and aerated greens.

Sam Eisenhuth (2014) made a charge during the final round and shot a two under par 34 on his final 9 holes to end up in sole possession of 3rd.  He was able to move up six spots with the solid play on Sunday and score of 76.  Shane Hoben played consistently solid all weekend in the tough conditions with rounds of 83, 81 and ended up moving up one position during the final round to end up in 4th place.  Tommy Schick (2015) also moved up two spots on the leader board by finishing in 7th place.  Alejandro Marquez wrapped up the weekend in 6th place in the boys 13-14 age division.  On a nice side note, Shane played with Tripp Kinney from Iowa during the final round.  Kinney’s grandfather Hank graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in 1952 and his Aunt Katie graduated from SSM in 1984.  Kinney finished in 2nd place just ahead of Eisenhuth.

Congratulations to our golfers for crowding the top of the leader board this weekend in Wisconsin and battling the tough conditions of Lake Michigan.  The Golf CoE will have 10 players leaving this Friday to compete next weekend in Zion, Illinois for a MAJGT event that will take place May 10th and 11th.

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28
Apr

Human Rights Activist Visits SSM

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Arn Chorn-Pond spoke to a small group of honors students in the library on Friday afternoon.

The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Honors Program welcomed human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond to speak on Friday, April 25. Arn is the main character in the book, Never Fall Down, which tells the story of a young boy escaping Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Regime of the 1970′s and 1980′s. In Newhall auditorium Friday morning, Chorn-Pond gave a very emotional speech about his upbringing in Cambodia and the chaos that ensued when the Khmer Rouge took power and forced people from the city to the countryside. Chorn-Pond saw thoudands of Cambodians slaughtered by the rebels and took to playing music as an outlet to tune out the graphic killings. Chorn-Pond was then forced to fight for the Khmer Rouge against the Vietnamese Army but fled to a refugee camp in Thailand. He was then rescued by an American missionary and brought the United States where a difficult transition awaited him. Chorn-Pond gave some examples of problems he encountered adjusting to American life such as using an airplane bathroom and eating a Big Mac hamburger. Since living in the United States, Chorn-Pond has returned back home to Cambodia to reignite the culture of his country through music. Students had plenty of opportunities to speak with the refugee turned activist as Chorn-Pond spoke to the entire school in Newhall Auditorium, then was available in the Library, weCreate Center, and a lunchtime session as he answered questions.

27
Apr

Zhao and Reddig See Red on Day 2 of AJGA Events

 

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Sophie Hill hits her tee ball of #1 in the 40 degree temps at Winnetka
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Parker Reddig signs his scorecard at Kokopelli
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Nathan Zhao tees off.

Nathan Zhao (2015) and Parker Reddig (2017) both finished their tournaments by shooting final rounds of -1 relative to par.  Zhao who was playing in the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno at The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, Georgia got off to a bit of a rough start with a bogey on the opening hole followed by a double bogey on the second.  He didn’t let that rattle him as he came right back and birdied both number 3 and 4 to finish the front nine in 37 (+1).  Nathan played solid the rest of the way in with 3 birdies and one bogey to finish with a 34 (-2) on the back nine and final round score of 71 (-1) and move into a 19th place finish in the strong field of juniors.

Not to be outdone, Parker Reddig (2017) who was playing in the AJGA Junior All Star at Kokopelli in Marion, IL also carded a final round of -1 but the course was playing at a par 71 so his score was 70.  Reddig who started on number 10 got off to a solid start of all pars until a bogey at number 17 which had him finish his first nine holes at 37 (+1).  Parker caught fire on his final nine holes and finished with two birdies on the side to shoot 33 (-2).  His solid play and strong finish vaulted him up the leader board for a top 10 finish.  Reddig’s score of 70 was low round of the day by 2 shots of the nearest competitor.

Five other team members were competing at the AJGA Preseason Junior at Winnetka in Winnetka, IL. The temps were blustery and wind was strong as Sophie Hill (2015) had the best finish with a final round 83 that moved her up the leader board to finish in 6th place. Rae Spears (2016) finished one shot back of Hill and ended up in 8th place. On the boys side Carter Haskins (2015) was the low overall finisher as he closed out the tournament in 21st place of the 63 golfers. Grant O’Donnell (2016) made a charge up the leader board with a final round 78 to finish one shot behind Haskins. Tommy Schick (2015) had the largest improvement of any golfer in the field on day 2 as he got things moving in the right direction with a final round 79.

 

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27
Apr

Zhao and Reddig – AJGA Events

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Sophie Hill hits her tee ball of #1 in the 40 degree temps at Winnetka

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Parker Reddig signs his scorecard at Kokopelli

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Nathan Zhao tees off.

Nathan Zhao (2015) and Parker Reddig (2017) both finished their tournaments by shooting final rounds of -1 relative to par. Zhao who was playing in the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno at The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, Georgia got off to a bit of a rough start with a bogey on the opening hole followed by a double bogey on the second. He didn’t let that rattle him as he came right back and birdied both number 3 and 4 to finish the front nine in 37 (+1). Nathan played solid the rest of the way in with 3 birdies and one bogey to finish with a 34 (-2) on the back nine and final round score of 71 (-1) and move into a 19th place finish in the strong field of juniors.

Not to be outdone, Parker Reddig (2017) who was playing in the AJGA Junior All-Star at Kokopelli in Marion, IL also carded a final round of -1 but the course was playing at a par 71 so his score was 70. Reddig who started on number 10 got off to a solid start of all pars until a bogey at number 17 which had him finish his first nine holes at 37 (+1). Parker caught fire on his final nine holes and finished with two birdies on the side to shoot 33 (-2). His solid play and strong finish vaulted him up the leader board for a top 10 finish.  Reddig’s score of 70 was low round of the day by 2 shots of the nearest competitor.

Five other team members were competing at the AJGA Preseason Junior at Winnetka in Winnetka, IL. The temps were blustery and wind was strong as Sophie Hill (2015) had the best finish with a final round 83 that moved her up the leader board to finish in 6th place. Rae Spears (2016) finished one shot back of Hill and ended up in 8th place. On the boys side Carter Haskins (2015) was the low overall finisher as he closed out the tournament in 21st place of the 63 golfers. Grant O’Donnell (2016) made a charge up the leader board with a final round 78 to finish one shot behind Haskins. Tommy Schick (2015) had the largest improvement of any golfer in the field on day 2 as he got things moving in the right direction with a final round 79.

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18
Apr

ANNpower Fellow

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 Chloe Xu ’15 of Kunming, China, was named a recipient of the ANNpower Fellowship, awarded to young women who have plans to create positive change in their communities. Chloe has been a force for positive change at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. She has explored graphic design, created a video on cross-cultural understanding, and is currently putting the finishing touches on a dress that she is upcycling to look like an original design! 

Chloe will participate in the ANNpower Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in June. ANN INC. is the parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Vital Voices which has created the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative. As an ANNpower Fellow, Chloe will join 50 high school sophomores and juniors who are an “extraordinary group of high school girls from across the country who are committed to creating positive change in their communities.”

Chloe was introduced to the program by SSM alumna Jesse Stoneman ‘07. She intends  her project to bring global awareness to common misconceptions about international students and countries. Chloe said, “They (ANNpower) select female leaders, to train them and let them change the world by making their own projects.” 

03
Apr

Figure Skaters Leave Their Mark in Kansas City, MO!

FS_KansasCityThe SSM Figure Skating Team had a great showing in Kansas City, MO this last weekend! 25 skaters and our very own coach Brenda Tarkinton competed. We had  19 Gold medals; 7 Silver medals; and 6 Bronze medals. A special thank you to Lindy Martinson for assisting Coach Deason and Coach Tarkinton as a Jr Coach! Congratulations skaters on your hard work and dedication!
Below are individual results for each skater.

Dian Anzarut ’14: Juvenile Compulsory 1st/ Juvenile Freeskate 6th
Antonia Bessey ’17:  Intermediate Short 10th/ Intermediate Freeskate 12th
Sophia Cavazos ’17: Intermediate Short 7th/ Intermediate Freeskate 11th
Dillon Erhardt ’17: Novice Short 1st/Novice Spins 3rd
Daryn Finkelstein ’15: Junior Short 2nd/Junior Freeskate 2nd
Fa Garcia ’18: Preliminary Freeskate 4th/ Preliminary Jumps 5th
Jacob Kahn ’15: Novice Jumps 3rd/ Novice Freeskate 2nd
Richard Kahn ’14: Junior Jumps 1st / Junior Freeskate 1st
Claire Katchur ’14: Junior Spins 1st /Junior Freeskate 2nd
Sao Kimura ’17: Pre Juvenile Spins 4th/ Pre Juvenile Freeskate 4th
Emma Kuhlman ’18: Preliminary Freeskate 1st/ Preliminary Spins 9th
Rex Lai ’14: Juvenile Freeskate 5th/ Juvenile Jumps 2nd
Jackie Laniado ’15: Novice Spins 1st/Novice Short 7th/ Freeskate 8th
Valeria Madero ’18: Preliminary Freeskate 3rd/ Preliminary Spins 1st
Lauren McCabe ’14: Senior Short 1st/ Senior Freeskate 1st
Katie Miller ’18: Intermediate Spins 2nd/ Juvenile Freeskate 1st
Caitlin Mostoway Parker ’15: Junior Freeskate 1st
Ines Munoz ’16: Intermediate Jumps 3rd/Short Program 8th/ Freeskate 9th
Regi Najera ’19: Pre Juvenile Freeskate 4th/ Jumps 6th
Kaylee O’Connor ’18: Preliminary Jumps 1st/Freeskate 2nd
Rebeca Ramirez ’14: Juvenile Freeskate 1st / Jumps 3rd
Louwee Shibata ’17: Novice Short 8th/ Freeskate 9th
Janelle Skaden ’15: Novice Freeskate 1st/ Novice Jumps 1st
Gwyn Wilkens ’17: Pre Juvenile Spins 3rd/ Freeskate 6th
Kristina Zaslavskaya ’17: Junior Short 1st/ Junior Freeskate 1st
Brenda Tarkinton: Adult Freeskate 1st

23
Mar

Golfers Wrap up Play in Florida

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Parker Reddig finishes 2nd in Florida

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SSM golfers completed play at the FCWT Feather Sound tournament in Clearwater, FL.  Parker Reddig played solid both days with rounds of 72-75 and ended the tournament in a tie for 2nd place, just two shots off of the lead.  Reddig carded four birdies over the two days and played very consistent as he led the entire field of players with most pars made during the tournament.  Senior Sam Eisenhuth had an up and down day as he shot a final round 77 to better is first round score by one shot and finish in 17th place.  Grant O’Donnell also played consistent as he shot rounds of 79-78 to finish in 22nd place in competing for just the second time as a member of the team.  The round of the day just may have belonged to Shane Hoben as he fired a 75 and moved considerably up the leaderboard after an opening round of 84.  Hoben had a total of 6 birdies during the two days that came from his solid ball striking all weekend.  On the girls side, Sophia Hill finished the tournament in 13th place with consistent rounds of 84-83 while Rae Spears improved on her first round score by 12 shots with a final round of 83.

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23
Mar

Florida Tournament

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Shane Hoben shoots his best round this year

 SSM golfers completed play at the FCWT Feather Sound tournament in Clearwater, FL. Parker Reddig played solid both days with rounds of 72-75 and ended the tournament in a tie for 2nd place, just two shots off of the lead. Reddig carded four birdies over the two days and played very consistent as he led the entire field of players with most pars made during the tournament. Senior Sam Eisenhuth had an up and down day as he shot a final round 77 to better is first round score by one shot and finish in 17th place. Grant O’Donnell also played consistent as he shot rounds of 79-78 to finish in 22nd place in competing for just the second time as a member of the team. The round of the day just may have belonged to Shane Hoben as he fired a 75 and moved considerably up the leaderboard after an opening round of 84. Hoben had a total of 6 birdies during the two days that came from his solid ball striking all weekend. On the girls side, Sophia Hill finished the tournament in 13th place with consistent rounds of 84-83 while Rae Spears improved on her first round score by 12 shots with a final round of 83.

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