Marian Leerburger has excellent news. Daughter Katie competed in the U.S. Junior Olympic Acrobatic Gymnastic National Competition in Detroit in late July and won first in the country! She’s going to Bela Karolyi’s Gymnastics Camp to train in November and will compete to be on the national team, which will represent the United States in 2013 in Belgium and then at the world competition in Cali, Colombia. Son Alec started his freshman year at Elmira College, N.Y. He’ll play ice hockey (goalie) and lacrosse for Elmira while studying psychology. * Becca Cunningham Weiss continues her work for a nonprofit farming organization in northern Vermont and is in her 10th year coaching girls’ lacrosse. She and husband Adam ’83 are happy they have two children attending Colby: Amara ’14 and Caelin ’16. This year they hosted Sally Lee and enjoyed dinner with Doug Waite and Karen Wexler ’83, who were in Vermont for various events. They enjoy spending time with Sara Hill and Alastair Caperton ’83, Walter Judge ’82, J’Amy Allen ’86, Jamie Engert ’82, and Greg Matses, among other Colby grads. Becca was thankful last spring to reacquaint herself with professors David Simon and Michael Marlais on campus, who she says still look the same after all these years. * Ed McCartin sends greetings from Hong Kong, where he has resided since moving from Singapore in 2010. He was in Jakarta before that. He certainly gets around. Since leaving Indonesia, he’s been seeking to redeem his sooty soul after eight years running a large coal-fired power station in East Java, going back to his roots and taking up the cudgel for renewable energy. His main focus is on geothermal, but he remains active in biogas and some solar projects. Ed got in some skiing with Andrew Christy in Denver back in March. The snow was pretty beaten up at the time, but they had a great time. “It was almost like being back at Sugarloaf, except that the weather was sunny and warm and our bones creaked like the 50-year-olds that we are.” Plans are afoot to do it again next spring, creaking bones notwithstanding. Ed also had contact with some current students and recent graduates looking for positions. His company had a Jan Plan intern who assisted on some geothermal work in Indonesia and a few other matters in the region, and Ed met a current student from Singapore who was home for the summer. It was good to compare views on how the Ghost of Colby Present differs from the Ghost of Colby Past. * Nancy Silverman Levinsky’s daughter, Andrea, did very well her freshman year at Connecticut College. Andrew Marco, the son of Greg Marco ’83, was in Andrea’s dorm. Nancy and Greg were in the same dorm their freshman year! Son Greg will be a freshman at Deering H.S. She recently celebrated her 10th anniversary working at the law offices of Joe Bornstein in Portland, where she is an intake interviewer and on the marketing team. Nancy also was the curator of an exhibit on The History of Jewish Summer Camps in Maine, which opened in June at the Maine Jewish Museum. She recently reconnected with Susan Kaplan ’87, who moved to Portland from N.H..