Before I start with news, remember that our 35th reunion is June 5-8, 2014. Please mark your calendar. * Peter Greenberg’s son, Michael, graduated from Skidmore in the spring with a degree in molecular biology and is now employed at Regeneron, an up-and-coming pharmaceutical company. Daughter Sara is spending her first semester of her junior year abroad at Reutlingen University in Germany studying international business. Peter and his wife enjoy being empty nesters and look forward to vising Sarah this fall. * Bruce Brown is very proud of his son, Ryan, for earning his Eagle rank in Boy Scouts. He attended the national Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia last summer. Ryan is a high school sophomore. * Sharing news for the first time is Laurel Johnson Black. Laurel’s daughter, Willa, attends Seton Hill University, where her father, Bill, is the archivist and teaches a course on spirituality and religion. Laurel’s family was recently the focus of a segment of The Ghost Inside My Child, a show on the Biography Channel that explores claims of reincarnation. Laurel teaches writing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and also advises the paranormal society there. After 17 years of being cancer-free, she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer—not a recurrence, a new cancer. It was caught early, though, and she has finished a summer of chemotherapy. * Just back from a tremendous family cruise through Alaska, Sam Koch is ready for another season of coaching soccer at UMass. Oldest son Christopher is at Washington College for his sophomore year. Sam’s second son, Jeff, the family actor/dancer, is attending NMH for his junior and senior years. Ben, a sophomore in high school, plays soccer and is the family Xbox champion. Katie, the princess, does everything the boys do and then some—soccer, basketball, softball, dance classes, student council, Girl Scouts, etc. Wife Suzanne works for the DA’s office as a forensic interviewer for child abuse cases. This Dec. 12 they’ll be married 21 years. * While at Colby Jane Venman Ledebuhr majored in human development, mostly because she felt she needed an education in a more acceptable field than what she really wanted to study—art. While working at Colby after graduation, she designed a couple of brochures for the Admissions Office. While raising her kids, she earned a degree in commercial art and did freelance graphic work. Now an empty nester, she has found her way back to art as a glass artist assisting Craig Mitchell Smith, a rising kiln-formed glass artist. Jane enjoys going to work. Both kids are in North Carolina working after college. Wes, 25, is pursuing a master’s in statistical analytics, and Rachel, 23, runs a restaurant in Burlington and teaches high school math. * As for me, Cheri Bailey Powers, Tom and I are no longer empty nesters. Our youngest, Meredith, moved home to attend UCCS (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) here in town. We’re happy to have her home, and she’s very happy with her decision to transfer since the teaching program is more hands-on and provides the opportunity to tutor in local schools. My oldest, Kayleigh, is also attending UCCS as a graduate student, earning her master’s in special education. I’m happy to start singing after the summer off, singing with Soli Deo Gloria and acting as treasurer. * Betsy Bucklin Reddy planned a late-September trip to California and Utah to tour several national parks and visit her daughter Maggie, who lives in Salt Lake City and works at American Apparel. Daughter Emily recently moved from Colorado Springs to the Boston area and teaches middle school art. Betsy sends greetings to classmates and reminds everyone to SAVE THE DATE for our 35th, June 5-8, 2014. Betsy and Emily Grout Sprague are reunion co-chairs, and they welcome your participation on the reunion committee. Please call either of them if you’d like to help out, and please plan to attend our 35th.