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Monday Messages

June 08, 2010

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.

Mahanic Tapped to Coach U.S. Junior Golf World Cup Team: Huntingdon golf coach Matt Mahanic ’08 has been selected to serve as the head coach for the United States in the 2010 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, which will be played at Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota City, Japan, June 15–18. This is the 19th annual Junior World Cup, the world’s only junior golf championship in which 14 national teams, winners of regional qualifiers held across six continents, compete for the world championship trophy. The U.S. and Japan are the only two countries with guaranteed spots in the 14-team field each year. Representing the United States and playing under Mahanic’s tutelage are high school seniors Bobby Wyatt (Mobile, Ala./UMS-Wright), Cameron Wilson (Rowayton, Conn./St. Lukes School), Oliver Schniederjans (Powder Springs, Ga./Harrison HS), and Yaroslav Merkulov (Rochester, N.Y./Penfield HS). Each player was selected by the U.S. National Committee.

A New Huntingdon Web Site Is Coming June 30! Stay tuned for more details as we approach the launch date!

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Congratulations to:

Kyle Eller ’10 and Alex Sanford ’10, who were selected to the ABCA All-South Region First Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association. In his final season with the Hawks, Eller captured the team’s Offensive Triple Crown for the second straight season, posting career bests with 68 hits, a .420 batting average, 12 home runs and 68 runs batted in. He also added 17 doubles, two triples and 14 stolen bases, while chipping in 58 runs scored. He posted a slugging percentage of .772 and an on-base percentage of .508, while adding 11 outfield assists, all of which led the team. He also led the GSAC in batting average, home runs, RBIs, hits, runs, doubles, total bases, and at bats. Sanford posted an 8-2 record and a 4.09 earned run average this season. He has struck out 113 in 83 2/3 innings, a strike-out total which currently leads all of Division III. He threw two complete games and limited opponents to hit just .212 on the season. During conference play, Sanford posted a 2-1 record with a 1.50 earned run average in three starts. He struck out 37 hitters in just 24.0 innings, while allowing the league to hit .190 against him. On the season, Sanford posted 10 or more strike-outs in seven games, including a career-high 13 on three occasions.

Jennifer Hart VanDeWoestyne ’97, who married Daniel VanDeWoestyne recently, and has moved to Pennsylvania, where she serves as an academic adviser in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University.

Dr. Katherine Perry, assistant professor of English, who is a new mom! Dr. Perry and her husband are the happy parents of a beautiful baby girl, Zi-Song Perry-Lee, born July 5, 2009, in Guandong province, China. Zi-Song is home, healthy, and doing all of the things almost-one-year-olds do.

Dr. Ann Phillips, chair of the Department of Psychology, whose article, “Individual differences in self discrepancies and emotional experience: Do distinct emotions predict emotions?” will appear in the psychology journal, Personality and Individual Differences, in July.

Sympathy and prayers are extended to:

Crystal Bedwell Langford ’04 on the death of her father, Chuck, from brain cancer. Crystal was profiled in the 2001 Huntingdon College Magazine for her work to raise funds for Camp NewHope, serving children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. Crystal’s mother and father have both fought long battles against this terrible disease.


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