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Pat O’Kane ’08 Named Mustangs MVP

For his play over the past season, Pat O’Kane ’08 of the Melbourne Mustangs was named team MVP. He was also named MVP of the Australian Ice Hockey League’s All Star game for his part in the 7-3 win. Mr. O’Kane has led the Mustangs in scoring each of the three years with the team—all while also completing his MBA, in International Business, from Monash University, Melbourne Australia.  Find more stats on Elite

Morgan ’01 and Vana ’81 Tied in USGA Mass Champs

It’s a good problem to have: who do you root for when two Williston alumni are tied for second place in the USGA Massachusetts Mid-Amateur ChampionshipsJesse Morgan ’01 and Frank Vana ’81 are tied after two rounds. Competition at the event, which is open to amateur golfers 25 and up with a 5.4 handicap, is in two stages, with an 18-hole sectional qualifying round and a 54-hole championship proper round. Players compete at the Marlborough Country Club in Marlborough, Mass.  for The Ted Bishop Cup. Go, Wildcats! 

Mika Chmielewski ’13 Blogs for AMIDEAST Education Abroad

Sheep, a king’s palace, and the friendliness of Moroccans are among the topics Mika Chmielewski has been discussing on Mosaic, the official blog of AMIDEAST Education Abroad. Ms. Chmielewski, who is studying physics and Arabic at Carleton College, will be the Morocco Blog Abroad Correspondent for AMIDEAST’s fall program in Rabat and will be sharing bi-weekly posts and photos about her experiences. Find the full blog here.  Williston’s Sue Michalski, one of Ms. Chmielewski’s former teachers, said the alumna was “doing great things with languages!  She was one of my all time best AP French students, so not surprising!”

Sebastien Bonnot ’08 and Christina McBride ’92 Organize Katrina 10 Tribute

Courtesy of Sebastian Bonnott and Christina McBride
Courtesy of Sebastian Bonnot and Christina McBride

What were Williston alumni doing this weekend? Well, in New Orleans, Sebastien Bonnot ’08 and Christina McBride ’92 were helping to coordinate and put on the star-studded Katrina 10 Tribute. The invite-only “New Orleans Honors” featured Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, mayor Mitch Landrieu, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, Allen Toussaint, Michael Cerveris, Irma Thomas and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, James Carville,  Mary Matalin, Cokie Roberts, Bryan Batt, Archie Manning, Walter Isaacson, Cerveris, and Cokie Roberts. The evening was a tribute to all of the volunteers and organizations that assisted the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

“Christine was the project manager and I was the assistant to Gary Solomon Jr., who produced the event,” Mr. Bonnot noted in an email. “We both work for his company, Solomon Group, an entertainment design and production firm.”

Elie Small ’15 Opens for The Accidentals

Courtesy of Robin Small

Recent graduate Elie Small ’15 will be opening for The Accidentals, a new young group with a sound they describe as  “alternative acoustic indie folkish rock with a twist.” The group of Michigan natives includes Katie Larson, Savannah Buist, and Michael Dause.  The three dates include August 16 at Northport Brewing Company, August 19 at The Workshop Brewing Company, and August 222 at Almira Township Music in the Park, all in Michigan. According to Mr. Small’s family, he will be playing solo on part of the set, with The Accidentals joining him on some of his songs.