Alex Rosenthal + Joey Bertagna '12

The annual sixth grade trip to William Lawrence Camp was designed to build community and relationships. For Alex Rosenthal and Joey Bertagna, GUS ‘12, the goal was accomplished but not exactly as planned. As brand new Glen Urquhart students, the two boys found the idea of “going off to a camp for an overnight on the second day of school kind of terrifying,” says Bertagna. To deal with the anxiety, he and Rosenthal bonded with each other and three other new students, Liam Prior, Sam Corbett, and Evan DaCosta.

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Andrew Smith '90

When Andrew Smith was in sixth grade at GUS, his friend and classmate Evan Cross gave him a copy of Car and Driver magazine. It wasn’t long before Andrew became obsessed with sports cars. One might say that Lamborghinis, Porsches, and Ferraris fueled his imagination. In fact, Andrew recalls creating multiple sixth grade projects and book reports about sports cars.

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Ben Glickstein ’01

Ben Glickstein ’01 jokingly sees bagpipes and kilts as the “through-line” in his education. From GUS to Waring to Macalester College, both Scottish traditions were prominent at his commencements. While that may be true, the truly important through line for Ben was what each school taught him about the importance of learning about people, contributing to the public good, and building sustainable cities.

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Kate Wolkoff ’90

Kate Wolkoff ’90 is both an art photographer and a commercial photographer. Her work has been in shows at Sasha Wolf Gallery, Danziger Projects, the New York Photo Festival and Women in Photography. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of Art, the Norton Museum of Art and the Yale University Library, and have been featured in Aperture, Twice, and Frieze.

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David Blatt '00

Anyone who attended a GUS dance DJ’d by David Blatt ’00 and his brother, Josh, won’t be surprised to learn that David has pursued a life in business and entrepreneurship. Even as an eighth grader, David was buying sound equipment and scheduling gigs, first at GUS, then at Pingree, launching his first business when barely 14 years old. 

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Anna Cabot ’95

Anna Cabot ’95 is the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at University of Connecticut School of Law where her students represent refugees who have fled from persecution and are seeking asylum in the United States.

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Jack Gould ’11

Jack Gould ’11, a current Middlebury College All-American lacrosse player, says that he developed his love of athletics and learning during his time at Glen Urquhart. “I had only played lacrosse for maybe one or two years before coming to GUS, but being able to play at Glen Urquhart definitely helped me grow as a player and as a person.

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Anna Solomon Greenbaum ’90

Anna Solomon Greenbaum ’90, author of the acclaimed novels, The Little Bride and Leaving Lucy Pear, always knew she wanted to write, though she wasn’t sure what form her writing would take. In fact, it was not until after college at Brown University that she began to write fiction seriously. It was then that she moved back home to Gloucester for a year to waitress and attend workshops at GrubStreet, a creative writing center in Boston.

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Catherine Cassie Rotman '00

Cassie Rotman ’00 first became interested in space when her kindergarten class transformed a refrigerator box into a rocket ship. She was hooked. From then on, every project and book report allowed was on the topic of space travel. Famous person report topic? John Glenn. Fifth grade research project? Space.

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Anthony Atamanuik ’90

Anthony Atamanuik ’90 might very well be on his way to becoming one of Glen Urquhart School’s most famous alumni. The GUS grad is the creator and star of the recently debuted The President Show on Comedy Central, and he’s been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over twenty years.

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John Swansburg '92

John Swansburg, GUS ’92, Phillips Andover ’96, Yale ’00, wrote his college thesis on Edmund Spencer’s 16th century Faerie Queene, a far cry from his current work as Deputy Editor of Slate.com, one of the world’s premier online culture and news magazines. But even in his college days, Swansburg knew he wanted to go into the magazine world of long form writing and editing, though he may not have envisioned himself in the digital age.

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Simone Salvo '04

GUS alumna Simone Salvo ’04, the daughter of artist and GUS art teacher Dawn Southworth, taking after her mother, is established in the art world. She currently manages communications and operations at the Magnum Foundation, a nonprofit organization expanding creativity and diversity in documentary photography.

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Julia Schaepe ‘12

Berwick Academy ‘16, Stanford University ‘20: While in high school, Julia participated on the varsity lacrosse, varsity soccer, and varsity basketball teams. She was also a member of the winning math team as it won the Maine statewide STEM competition and then competed and won with a classmate on the "MEST UP" high school game show.

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Andrew King '13

Beverly High School '17, Georgia Institute of Technology ‘20: Andrew was the valedictorian of his graduating class in high school. In his address, Andrew insightfully related how high school could be compared to having a basic set of Lego bricks. “While high school comes with a set of basic instructions, like a LEGO kit, the future has an infinite amount of possibilities for how to put it together.” “Be creative and confident in your abilities,” he said, “but remember to enjoy the journey.” How very GUS-like of Andrew!

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Wallace Douglass '11

Graduating cum laude from The Governors's Academy where she was an outstanding student athlete and thespian, Wallace is now a senior at Brown University studying English Literature.

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