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!

Walter Kucera (Camp, OA, Former Staff) and Caitlin Kucera (Camp, Former Staff): baby Charlotte June born December 9, 2022.

Margaret Esposito (Camp, OA, Staff, Trustee) and Christopher Esposito: baby Eloise May born December 9, 2022.

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…

Logan Morlino (Camp, OA, Former Staff) married Drew Watson in a beautiful fall ceremony on October 22, 2022.

Ayana Brown (Camp, Former Staff) married James Smith in November 2022.

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