If you were watching Jeopardy! during the holiday season then you were lucky enough to see John Kyle Grady, who appeared as a contestant and returning champion in November. We knew smarties came out of Colby. Thanks for representing, John! * Krisy Nordgren and her husband, John Southall ’93, live in Portland, Maine, and have a son, Soren, 6. She says, “The biggest achievement of my year (and perhaps my lifetime!) occurred in November on the back of a horse. I’m a competitive equestrian, and I qualified for the U.S. Dressage Finals held in Lexington, Ky. My horse and I were huge underdogs, but we finished as reserve national champions (second place in the U.S.) for the Prix St. Georges division. It was the thrill of a lifetime.” She’s attending our reunion, though she says she’s still recovering from John’s last year! * Bruce and Sue Benson Panilaitis won’t be able to make reunion as their son, Mike, is graduating from high school that weekend. He plans to head into the army after graduation. Their oldest is a freshman at UMass Dartmouth. Bruce is running for selectman for the town of Tewksbury. He got involved in politics when Tewksbury had to decide whether a slot parlor could be built in the town and Bruce became a spokesperson for “No Slots Tewksbury.” He still works as a research assistant professor in biomedical engineering at Tufts and teaches master’s-level seminars and labs. They’re raising six boys, including an 8-year-old foster child who entered the family in 2010; they officially became his guardians in November 2012. And if that isn’t enough, Sue works two jobs: one as a support literacy tutor in Lowell public schools and the other as director of religious education at their church. * After seven years in San Francisco, Greg and Erin Crossland Christopher left the city for the family-friendly lifestyle of Mill Valley, Calif. Their children, Shannon, 8, and Alex, 6, enjoy their new home with their own bedrooms, a backyard, and room for their growing Lego creations. Alex loves playing football on a grass field instead of concrete and is taking gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do. Shannon enjoys gymnastics, reading, and sewing and plans to join the school chorus. After 13 years at A.T. Kearney, Erin has accepted a partner position at Deloitte Consulting. Greg was promoted to director of development at Equity Residential. They look forward to another ski season in Tahoe with Josh Eckel and family. * As part of a road trip from Chicago and a week of camping in Acadia National Park, Carolyn Read brought her family to Colby for the first time last August. She enjoyed seeing the new buildings and beautiful campus and got her kids decked out in Colby gear. She’s very excited to be finishing her advanced practice nurse degree and will officially be a family nurse practitioner in June. In the meantime, she’s still working as a hospice/palliative care RN. * Rebekah Freeman-Schulze and her family moved from Massachusetts to South Florida. Her husband, Louis, accepted a position as a dean at FIU Law in Miami, and the university created a position for Rebekah as the director of the office of scholarships and fellowships. They live in Weston and would love to connect with Colby peeps in the area. * See you at our 20th reunion June 5-8!