Mary Grace Budd '14, and Leo De La Cruz '15, returned to campus on Sunday, March 19, to be on a panel as part of the Sixth Form Series. This program was created a number of years ago as one means of assisting our Sixth Formers transition from Asheville School to life in college. Each year, there are eight to ten meetings in this series, and the topics range from dance lessons for the annual Jazz Night in downtown Asheville; the details surrounding the annual class trip to Washington, D.C.;the closing out one's career at Ashevlle School; a discussion about "mindfulness" followed by some training; the legal ramifications once one turns 18; a discussion of alcohol and other drugs; and the Alumni Association pinning ceremony which takes place at one of the final seated meals of the school year. This past Sunday night, members of the Sixth Form were able to spend nearly one hour asking questions to Mary Grace and Leo and listening to these two alumni share their experiences of transition to college life. Mary Grace attends Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC), and Leo attends Furman University (Greenville, SC).
Gabi Davis is a first-year student on Emory University's Track and Field team. She recently earned All-Association honors at the University Athletic Association Indoor Championships held at Brandeis University. Gabi placed second in the long jump with a mark of 5.21m. Read more here.
On February 21, we were pleased and honored to welcome back to campus Devy Eyler (formerly Bruch) -- the widow of Phil Bruch '41, who passed away in 2007. Devy was accompanied by her new husband, Tise, and her grandson Lucas Bruch, class of 2001.
On Thursday, March 23, Asheville School will host alumni artists Betsey Ambler '77 and Leslie Keller '77 for their exhibition, "Two Friends, Two Visions." The opening will be in the Walker Art Center's Crawford Art Gallery from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
John '90 recently wrote to us in the Bement House, and he said, "I have recently relocated from Chicago to Boston (Newton, MA), with my wife, Yasmin, and two boys, Antonio (12 yrs old) and Mateus (10 yrs old). We welcome any visitors!"