A collection of exciting milestones and achievements among alumni, faculty and staff. 


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Babies are born in the circle of the sun!

Alyssa Merwin (OA) & Richard Henderson: Baby Asher born January 9, 2021

Gina Weinsten (Camp): Baby Hadley Drew born March 2021

Ashley Hans-Barrientos (OA): Baby Asher 2021

Sarah Carl Croset (Camp/OA) & Sam Croset: Baby Tess Evelyne born April 8, 2021

Taylor Byrd (Camp & OA) & Jenny Martin: Baby Erin Elizabeth Byrd born June 26, 2021

Emily Brodkin Spiegel (Camp & OA) & Jonathan Spiegel: Baby Milo Benjamin born April 8, 2021

Lydia Beaudrot Read (Camp & OA) & Jay Read: Baby Jack born January 24, 2021

Tyler Pace (Former Staff) & Mims Montgomery (Former Staff): Baby Charlotte born August 30, 2021

Arrington McCoy (Former Staff) & Patrick Hunnicutt: Baby Sylvie Robin born August 30, 2021

Alumni doing awesome things!

Savannah Byrd (OA): Accepted into and will be attending the  University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland in the fall of 2022.

Emily Hall (OA): After her amazing experience during OA Semester 51, Emily decided that she wanted to continue forward on a path of challenge and growth so she applied to NCSSM (North Carolina School of Math and Science).  She was one of only about 300 rising NC Juniors accepted and looks forward to completing her high school career in Durham.

Leah Green’s poem won the Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize second place award from the Academy of American Poets on April 22, 2021 (Earth Day) – https://poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/treehouse-climate-action-poem-prize

Marjorie Anne Foster (OA) – Double majoring in journalism and religious studies at Elon University, her website “Meeting Muslims” earned a fifth-place finish in the Multimedia Innovative Storytelling Competition in this year’s Hearst Journalism Awards.

Katherine MacPhail (OA) – graduated from Oberlin College in May 2021, where she was Editor-in-Chief of her school’s newspaper

Shadiyat Ajao (OA) – completed MFA in Creative Writing- Poetry at The New School in Spring 2021

Anne Miller (OA) – graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine in May 2021 and will be pursuing her residency in psychiatry at the University of Kentucky.

Madeline Conley (Camp & OA) – accepted into UNC Asheville and will attend in Fall 2021

Lily Tidwell (Camp & OA) – Completed her Master of Conservation Biology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in Spring 2021




Happily ever after…

Liz Snyder (Former Staff) married Rachel Wood on 9/4/21

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