The Colorado Academy All-School Assembly at the end of the school year is always a day of mixed emotions—joy for some students, sadness for others. But when rain and snow drive the assembly from Welborn Lawn into the Field House, there is one thing everyone can count on. It will be loud!
And loud it was, especially during the Senior Salute. Each member of the Class of 2022 jumped to their feet as they heard Senior Dean Gabe Bernstein read their name to bring their final year at CA full circle.
The principals take over!
With Head of School Dr. Mike Davis out of town for his daughter’s college graduation, the division principals stepped in to lead the Assembly.
Lower School Principal Angie Crabtree greeted everyone and asked students from each division what they loved most about the year. Their answers varied from the Senior-Kindergarten Buddy Program to the two new Lower School playgrounds.
Middle School Principal Bill Wolf-Tinsman led a round of applause for faculty and staff who are departing for new opportunities. He also recognized faculty who are retiring to do, as he put it, “whatever they want, whenever they want.”
Alanna Brown, CFO and Business Manager
Kimberly Jans, Upper School Computer Science teacher
Dani Meyers, Upper School Science teacher
Marcia Richards, Physical Education teacher and Coach
Steve Scherer, Theater & Dance Chair
Barry Simmons, Upper School Social Studies teacher
Finally, Upper School Principal Max Delgado introduced Senior Hadley Hodgson, Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook. She announced that this year, the yearbook was dedicated to Chef Paul Worley and Chef Chris Kinney, along with the entire Sodexo dining hall staff.
“No matter how many presentations, tests, or quizzes we have in a morning, we can always look forward to lunchtime,” read Hodgson from the 2022 Telesis. “But since COVID-19 hit, lunch has been a challenge. Chef Paul Worley and his crew always made sure we could eat: whether it was sack lunches outside or in advisory rooms; box lunches that we grabbed in the Campus Center; or back to normal—finally! Chefs Paul and Chris Kinney dealt with COVID-19 restrictions, supply issues, and illnesses and injuries among their own staff, but they never let us down. To express our gratitude, the yearbook staff dedicates this volume to you, the behind-the-scenes heroes of the lunch line.”