Philip's play, “The Sugar Ridge Rag,” opened at the LAB Theater Project in Tampa, Florida, on April 28 for a three-week run through May 15, 2022.
Dave and Pete Granger, age 17, are twin brothers in rural Ohio in 1970. Dave enlists in the Army as a combat medic and is sent to Vietnam. Pete, a piano prodigy and gay, goes to Canada to pursue his education in music and avoids the draft. Their parents - Hal, a veteran of the Korean War, and Deb, a nurse - are left to deal with the consequences of their sons’ actions and their future as a family. Over the next five years, their lives are changed forever by the war and the choices each of them has made. A review and background on the play and the theatre from the St. Pete Catalyst.
Friends since kindergarten Berkley Welles Wellstein '02, Sami Lipman Konczewski '02, Lena RW Steiner '02, and Aliyah Frum '02 had a wonderful time together as they celebrated their friendship in Puerto Rico.
Weston Wenner ’02
Weston purposed to Jessica Burton on Dec. 5, 2021, and she said yes. The wedding will be in Oct. 2022. Weston is busy running multiple businesses, still working with cannabis, running farms, starting a retail company - Any1 CBD, and consulting cannabis cultivation operations. Also running the family business - Hancock Structural Steel.
Emily Benavides ’03
Emily and her husband Mike Thom, welcomed Lidia Kaye Benavides Thom, on January 3, weighing 8lbs. 6oz. and 20 “long.
Victoria Phifer Gyebi ’07
Victoria married Immanuel "Kofi" Gyebi on April 2 in Atlanta, GA in an intimate ceremony.
Patrick Barron '10
This is great, longer than the others but perfect. I had to change it to 3rd person. Patrick Barron ’10 After about 15 years or so of photography, Patrick finally had an image published in National Geographic. Back in 2016, he had started a goal to visit every U.S. National Park, a goal he saw as a huge opportunity for self-growth, growing his photography skills, and gaining some excellent outdoorsy experience. In May of 2018, Patrick visited Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota - a secluded park known for its many islands and waterways. Unfortunately, when he got to the park, much of the water was still frozen or thawing, meaning he would not be able to rent a boat to explore the islands. It felt like a ruined weekend road trip but by chance, that same weekend, the northern lights were visible over Minnesota. It was one of the most beautiful nights he’s ever experienced in a national park and turned a poorly-planned road trip into one of his most memorable. Fast forward to today, Patrick's love of the mountains had him move to Colorado where he just purchased a house in Castle Rock. Full-time Patrick is an aerospace/mechanical engineer at Sierra Nevada Corporation designing aircraft modifications. Many of you would probably know him better from his Michigan football and wildlife photos, though. Last year on November 29th (two days after Michigan's 42-27 victory over an Ohio State University), National Geographic ran an article on their website about the best places in the U.S. to view the northern lights and used his photo from that magical night in Minnesota as the lead image. Patrick was absolutely thrilled to see and checked off a bucket list item Patrick didn't actually think he would check off. Now with his frequent trips to Grand Teton/Yellowstone for grizzly bear and wolf photography, Patrick's next goal is to get his second image published! For more of Patrick's nature photography, be sure to follow him at his new Instagram account: @BlueBarronPhoto_Wild Updated website coming soon!
Nick Frasco ’12
Nick proposed to Cameron Stroup at the US Botanical Gardens in DC and she said yes.