Lots of proud parents wrote in to celebrate their children graduating high school and college. * Mary Zukowski Hurd’s son, Matthew, graduated from Saint Anselm College, where he majored in theology and minored in communications and theater. Her daughter, Rebecca, graduated from Freeport High School and is headed to Saint Anselm in the fall. Both children are very active in drama, so Mary and husband David attend a lot of performances. * First-time writer Ralph Peterson works as the principal of a K-8 school in New Hampshire. Ralph taught history and coached football and track for many years at Cony High School in Augusta, Maine. A father of three daughters, he has been fortunate to attend most of their school, musical, and athletic events over the years. The oldest, Emily, graduated from Gordon College in 2010. Laura graduated from Bowdoin last year, and the youngest, Anna, will be a ninth grader. Ralph’s been out of touch with some very good friends for many years, misses them, and hopes to reconnect. * Ross Moldoff’s oldest daughter, Emily, graduated from Merrimack College, and his youngest daughter, Allison, finished her freshman year at Simmons College. One down, one to go! Ross and his wife, Amy, traveled to Hawaii in December to celebrate their 25th anniversary. * This spring has been a busy one for Kyle Harrow and family. Her daughter, Ella Joy, had her bat mitzvah in April, and her son, Sam, became an Eagle Scout. Kyle and her husband, Rich, look forward to three childfree weeks this summer while Sam is at camp as a counselor and Ella Joy as a camper. Some of you empty nesters don’t remember this time, but hey, it keeps Kyle and Rich young—sort of. * Kathy Quimby Johnson received another writing award this year for her manuscript of a young adult novel: the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award from PEN New England. Congratulations! Y George Powers still plugs away writing code at Riverbed. His oldest, Derek, returned safely from Afghanistan, and they all headed to Maine for a family ski trip (during the blizzard of 2013). A few weeks later Derek was accepted to West Point, and George is stoked about that. * Mary Mitchell Friedman was in New York celebrating her daughter Sara’s graduation from NYU. She and husband Harold live in Cape Elizabeth, where they’re busy with three grandchildren. Mary no longer practices law but spends her time working with the George Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute and teaching an ethics class at the University of Southern Maine. She recently had lunch with Amy Davidoff, Patty Valavanis Smith ’80, Jan Barker McFarland, Penny Janzen Winn ’80, and Carol Doherty Moroney. Everyone is doing great. They try to connect with other members of the “legendary” late ’70s women’s basketball team a couple times a year. Mary also spends time with coach Dick Whitmore on the Maine Sports Hall of Fame Board. * Sarah Russell MacColl’s daughter, Katy, graduated from Champlain College in May, and her son, Chris, is headed to Michigan Law this fall. Sarah planned to lead a Provence-to-Chamonix backpacking trip combining hiking, climbing, and aqua trekking for Alford Lake Camps (Hope, Maine) in July. * Joe Meyer and fellow Colby grads in the Tokyo region held a Colby bicentennial dinner in Japan with Hung Bui ’94, who was representing Colby’s Office of Admissions. It marked a good start to the Mules’ next 100 years in Asia. Colby’s newest admits from Japan for the Class of 2017 are Ryu Matsuura, a Grew Bancroft Scholar from Shizuoka, and Henry Morris Wallrapp from the American School in Japan. Joe shared a great photo that is posted on the alumni website. * Once again, my lovely home of Colorado Springs, Colo., has suffered a devastating blow. In June the Black Forest fire burned more than 14,000 acres and 509 homes, as well as taking lives, almost a year after the Waldo Canyon fire. The residents of Colorado Springs are resilient and incredibly giving. This fire was much closer to my home, only three miles north. * Start thinking about next year’s 35th reunion—June 5-8.