Haley Hunt ’17, a TODAY Show intern, helped produce a record-breaking valentine segment for Hoda & Jenna. The piece broke a record for most vow renewal ceremonies performed online simultaneously. In support of this project, Haley researched participants from across the country and helped design graphics for the segment. “This project exposed me to all stages of producing a segment, from the planning to taping. The TODAY team has been so supportive, and has further inspired me to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.” Learn about the segment.
Congratulations to Milton alumni Katie Leeson ’93, Nick Hausman ’95, and Katie’s mother, Roxy Leeson, who recently released a children’s book titled, “Brave Maeve: A Story to Help Young Children and Grown-Ups Navigate COVID-19.” The book focuses on Katie’s daughter, Maeve, and how she navigates life and processes emotions during the pandemic. “We hope it’s a helpful conversation starter with kids, grandkids and special young friends,” stated Katie. The book was was included in “This Week’s Picks for Boston Families” by the Boston Globe.
We are sad to share that longtime Milton faculty member Ethan Wyatt Bisbee passed away recently. Mr. Bisbee dedicated his life to teaching and had a passion for learning. During his time at Milton, Mr. Bisbee taught history and economics from 1953 to 1993. He also served as chair of the history department. Mr. Bisbee was a constant presence in students’ lives well beyond his interactions in the classrooms. He often would find other ways to assist and encourage students he did not have the pleasure of teaching. Mr. Bisbee’s dedication to not only his job, but to his students, is something generations of Milton graduates will never forget. He will be remembered fondly for his contributions to the Milton community. Learn more about his life.
After careful consideration, and with alumni feedback guiding our decision-making, Milton will host a virtual Reunion celebration Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. We will combine class years ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6 for our biggest Reunion celebration yet. A full schedule of events will be available in April at our Reunion website, and timely updates will be provided to alumni by email. We look forward to celebrating you this spring!
Congratulations to Tristan Zeman ’13 and Jonnie Lawson ’15 for establishing their own farming business called Interius Farms. Tristan and Jonnie met at Wolcott House at Milton Academy, where they played football and baseball together. The two graduated from McGill University with management degrees. With a keen interest in sustainability, they created a sustainable farming business to benefit the Montreal community, especially during the winter months. Using a process known as vertical farming, Zeman and Lawson will bring fresh, local produce options to their community and eventually to consumers across Canada. Read more about their work.
Congratulations to violinist Sydney Adedamola ’14, who was recently selected for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Resident Fellows program for superb early-career musicians serving historically underrepresented populations. (Special thanks to retired music faculty chair Don Dregalla for passing along the news!) Read more about her appointment.
As a biomedical engineering major at Brown, Joshua Cohen ’10 began unraveling the question of why people develop brain disorders, sketching out ways to treat them. Seven years later, the experimental treatment he and Justin conceived shows promise for slowing the progress of ALS. Read more about a treatment offering hope to ALS patients, and how their work intersects with that of renowned neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. P’26.
Congratulations to Sarah Sze ’87, whose artwork is part of a new renovation at Laguardia Airport. The work, Shorter than the Day, was recently featured in Architectural Digest. Read more.