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May 2016

Class of 1994

Day School welcomed another family member, Hazel Barbara Hungate, Class of 2034, on April 15th. Congratulations to parents Michael & Margy Hungate (Schnakenburg) 1994, and big sister Charlotte, Class of 2027. Special congratulations also to aunt Diana Meddles (Schnakenburg) 1992 and cousins, Elayna Zausch, Class of 2020, Wyatt Zausch, Class of 2022, Lillian Zausch, Class of 2024 and Owen Zausch, Class of 2025.


Class of 1997

Julia Diane Harris, "June,"  was born to Keach Hagey Harris and Wesley Harris on May 22, 2016. One week later, June's big sister, Belle, was a flower girl for her Uncle Foster Hagey 2000, at his wedding.  Keach and Wesley joined the wedding party as bridesmaid and groomsman.  The Harris family lives in Irvington, NY.   Keach is a senior writer at the Wall Street Journal.  


Class of 2007

Cara McCarty is extremely grateful to announce that her friends and family have raised more than $1,000 for Wesselman Woods in her mother's honor. Barbara McCarty was a much loved and respected member of the Evansville community, and since her recent passing, has been sorely missed. With the fund raised, the family plans to create Barbara's Grove within the new Wesselman Children's Playscape. Their goal is to raise $5,000 for Barbara's Grove which will include benches, flowering trees, and an interactive place for children of all ages. If you would like to help the family, please donate by mailing a check to Wesselman Nature Society, 551 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711 (designation Barbara McCarty Memorial).

Class of 2012

The United States service academies are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces. All of the service academies have a shared mission to develop, “Leaders of Character.” In this regard, it is no coincidence that some of our own Day School alumni have chosen to take this path after graduation.

After four years of intensive training and rigorous education at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) and at the United States Military Academy (West Point), Jake Morris, Lucas Hodge, and Will Hodge (all from the EDS graduating class of 2012), successfully completed their commencement exercises in May. The Hodge and Morris families, longtime friends and now “friendly rivals,” attended both ceremonies to support the boys.

Jake Morris graduated from the Naval Academy with a degree in Systems Engineering and has been commissioned as Ensign in the U.S. Navy. The Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Students at the Naval Academy are addressed as Midshipman, an official military rank and paygrade. Jake will move to Norfolk, VA, to serve as the Communications Officer aboard a Destroyer.

Brothers, Lucas and Will Hodge, both graduated from the US Military Academy with honors and earned degrees in International History and Defense and Strategic Studies, respectively. Similar to the Naval Academy’s, the USMA’s purpose is to produce leaders of character who are prepared to provide selfless service to our Army and the nation. Students are address as Cadets. Graduates are commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the Army. West Point is consistently ranked in the top five colleges in the country by well-respected publications and institutions and has an acceptance rate of 9.5%.

Lucas is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and will be assigned to the 101st Airborne division at Ft. Campbell, KY, after infantry training at Fort Benning, GA. Will is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and will be assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Ft. Richardson, AK.

Walking in the footsteps of older brother, Jake, and her surrogate brothers Lucas and Will, Danielle Morris 2012 will also attend the Naval Academy, reporting this month where she begins her journey with “Plebe Summer” - an intensive 6-week program. The purpose of the program is to lay the foundation for the four-year professional development curriculum and to ensure a rapid transition into military life. Plebe Summer is challenging, stressful, and physically and mentally demanding. Danielle is looking forward to the new challenges ahead of her!

Day School joins the Morris family (Gary Morris 1980 & Dee Morris), and the Hodge family (Gray Hodge 1976, Nancy Hodge, & Kate Hodge 2015) to wish the boys, and Danielle, all the best on the journeys ahead. Thank you for your service!

Kevin Powell graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University’s College of Engineering with a degree in engineering and technology. He has relocated to Toledo, Ohio, to work as an industrial engineer for I.E.T., Inc, a full service industrial and manufacturing engineering firm that provides engineering and manufacturing consultation in addition to providing hands-on support.