As a child, Toby Harriman ’06 told his mother he wanted to create art all day long; he hasn’t strayed from that objective yet. Ceramics and graphic design held his attention for a bit as a young adult, but photography has developed into a life-long pursuit, particularly when it involves hanging out of helicopters and capturing images with drones.
“In this issue of the Cardigan Chronicle, we celebrate the Class of 2020. These boys make up a very special class, and not just because they graduated in the year of COVID-19; they deserve to be acknowledged for the ways in which they have led the School this year and the positive energy they’ve helped spread. It’s also why we chose to go forward with our focus on alumni; their successes and celebrations bring positive energy to a world that is struggling. Our alumni, both the most recent graduates and those from many years in the past, are our silver lining.”
Emily Magnus, Editor
The important thing to know about Stuart Kaplan ’47 is that above all else he considers himself a forensic researcher. Once he discovers a topic of interest, he digs deep, exploring all leads and studying even the smallest and sometimes seemingly insignificant details. And while his passion and thirst for knowledge have led him down some remarkable paths, only one subject has kept his interest for a lifetime: tarot cards.
John Swogger ’84 has always been interested in archeology. “Even before I knew what it was,” says Mr. Swogger, “I was fascinated as a child by things like Ancient Egypt and the Sutton Hoo treasure, the Romans, that sort of thing.” Fortunately for him, he’s been able to make a career out of his fascination, illustrating archeological digs and telling the stories of ancient cultures.
Our students—our boys—are together in their isolation. Pining for one another and for the community that they have built together, Cardigan boys, present and past, know the bonds that develop to create this brotherhood. The strength of that bond is never more noticeable than when we are necessarily separated from each other.
Robert F. Kenerson’s H’04 name first began appearing in trustee minutes in 1970. Dr. Kenerson’s hands-on and supportive leadership has led to significant progress at Cardigan for over five decades.
Science teacher David Auerbach H’14, P’11 knew that he wanted this to be his last year of teaching. But after 23 years at Cardigan, he could never have imagined he would end his career instructing his students from his kitchen table.
On the night I met Richard D. Morrison, M.D., ’50, P’76,’82, I knew only two things about him: he has been serving Cardigan Mountain School as a trustee for over fifty years, and he really enjoys model trains.
A well-traveled man with more life experience than most others his age, Ishmael Kalilou has brought with him to The Point the wisdom he acquired through each chapter in his life. Now, in a new home—just a few hours up the road from where he grew up—Mr. Kalilou has found his footing, and has dug into his role at Cardigan.
Warren Huse ’52 remembers convincing his mother to type the newspapers he created as early as first grade, but his first semi-professional gig was at Cardigan Mountain School in 1950 when he, Byron Koh ’52, and a half dozen others started a student newspaper, the Cardigan Chronicle.