Monday, May 23, 2011
On Monday we finally had our Senior Salute at Bishop's, which provoked many a tear.
Especially notable were standout singing performances from Samantha
Moroney '11 and Ray Lin '11. As we walked out of the chapel for the last
time, one phrase from Sam's song was on everyone's mind. She sang (in a
voice far lovelier than my own), "What I really remember is thinking 6
years ago that it would never end."
We then walked out as a class to the screaming applause of the rest of the
Bishop's community. I think that of all the transitional ceremonies our
class will experience over the next few weeks, this one will go down as
one of the most memorable, simply because it's so directly related to the
rest of the school. We all remember watching past classes file out of the
Chapel. This year, almost all of us had underclassmen friends, so it's sad
to say goodbye.
Finally, we made our way to the theater courtyard, where we were
graciously given letters from recent alumni as well as delicious food. It
was definitely a promising sign for life as a Bishop's Alum; cinnamon
rolls and kind words!
Posted by The Alumni Association Board at 1:09 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Dan Keefe '90 & Anthony (Tony) Scoma '90
Here are the stats on these two docs (and friends)...
Dan Keefe, MD
Wife: Patricia Keefe
Children: Maggie (7), Will (5)
Georgetown University - 1994
BS - Business Administration
Georgetown University School of Medicine
1998 - MD
Current City: La Jolla, CA
Position: Orthopaedic Surgeon
Anthony Scoma, DDS
Lauren "Poppy" Scoma '92
Martine Scoma '95
Alexander "Boo" Scoma '99
Children: Jack Damon (9), Eugenie Lucia (6), Lauren Coco (3)
Loyola Marymount University
1995 - Major: Biology, Minor: Biochemistry
1999 - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Current City: La Jolla
Company: Anthony J. Scoma, DDS, Inc
What do you value most from your time at Bishop's?
DK: The work/study habits
AS: Education. The ability/skill to know how to sutdy and prepare for anything. And of course, friends.
What would you most like to forget about your time at Bishop's?
DK: Blue Blazers.
AS: Uniforms. And duct tape diaper on the senior lawn when I was in 8th grade.
What are you favorite memories from Bishop's?
DK: Playing sports and spending time with friends.
AS: Stealing the senior bench.
Were there any teachers/coaches/staff that you favored or who inspired you? Do you keep in touch with any of them?
DK: Coach Samir Manneh. I have seen him a few times since.
AS: Dr. Up and Jim Fales.
What activities did you participate in when you were at Bishop's?
|Scripps Clinic La Jolla and Green Hospital|
AS: Water polo and Swimming
What led you to your field of study?
DK: My father was a Pathologist and I was really interested in what he did and even I helped him at work a few times (the autopsies were pretty cool). In addition, I always liked science/medicine and working with my hands was something I have always wanted to do.
AS: Independence and the challenge of working with kids.
What was it like to transition from Bishop's to college and then into the “real world”?
DK: I felt I had a smooth transition to college as Bishop's did a great job preparing me for that. As for the "real world"....I was in school and residency for so long, I did not have to find my first real job until I was 14 years out of high school. I thought that Bishop's did a good job preparing me, I learned how to study well and efficiently in addition to making us learn time management skills early on. These traits still help me today.
AS: Smooth because of the the prep work at Bishop's.
Tell us a bit about your work/company:
DK: I work as a Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in Sports Medicine at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. I do mostly shoulder and knee surgeries and I work as one of the Team Physicians for the San Diego Padres. The job is taxing at times, but rewarding and I am never bored.
AS: I am a solo practioner with two offices in the San Diego area (La Jolla and Scripps Ranch). I see children from birth to adolescence and handle all their pediatric dental needs including but not limited to: trauma, routine oral care, interceptive orthodontics, restorative dental care, sedation and general anesthesia and I am senior attending at Rady Children's Hospital. www.scomapediatricdentistry.com
DK: Family time.
AS: KIDS. Surf, ski, snowboard, paddleboard and coach.
Here's a recent article Tony wrote: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/10/prweb4688434.htm
Posted by The Alumni Association Board at 7:33 PM
Monday, May 16, 2011
My name is Jack Weller and I'm delighted to begin posting on this blog as
a member of the class of 2011 at The Bishop's School. It seems strange that just 6 years ago, we were completing our first year at this glorious school, and now it's
almost all over. That was back before Mrs. Roche, back before Mr. Twist,
and even back before Eloise.
It's weird how some things seem to have
It's weird how some things seem to have
changed a great deal, but a lot of the positive attributes of the school
are still the same. Most of the faculty are the same people, and the
campus is virtually unchanged since 2005. We still have an emphasis on
tradition as well as intellectual vitality. So I guess we've really
changed as a class much more than the surrounding environment has. But I
Over the next few weeks I'll be posting on the special legacies left by
our class, as well as a recap of good class memories.
Posted by The Alumni Association Board at 6:05 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Posted by The Alumni Association Board at 11:53 AM