Applause! Applause!

Ross faculty, staff, students, and alumni achieve many accomplishments throughout the year, both on and off campus. This month, we’re recognizing the successes of teacher Elaine Parshall, students Katya Wolosoff and Orrin Frazier, an M-Term team, and alumnus Tucker Marder. Elaine

Science teacher Elaine Parshall, along with her crew Mark Webber, took 2nd place in the JY15 North American Championship Regatta October 25–27 in Stamford, CT. The competition hosted 23 class JY15 boats, which are small (15-foot) sailboats that can hold two to three sailors. Elaine has also been instrumental in improving the skills of Ross students on our sailing team.


In September, Katya Wolosoff ’16 auditioned for and was accepted to the Mannes College of Music’s Preparatory Division in New York City as a cellist. Katya attends a full day of classes there every Saturday, and will perform with their orchestra this weekend. The performance will be held at the school at 150 W. 85th Street, NYC, on Saturday, Dec 14, at 6pm.


On November 18, Orrin Frazier ’14 came to the aid of his bus driver, who was choking on an apple. When she was able to pull the bus over, Orrin performed the Heimlich maneuver on her and managed to free the obstruction. Congratulations to Orrin on his quick thinking in the face of an emergency!

As part of the Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival, the Ross M-Term film Ross Goes West was screened at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday, December 7. The film was the culminating product of the “Ross on the Road: Go West” M-Term class in 2012. Students' documentary footage of their travels featured the diversity of the people, landscape, and stories of the American West.

Tucker Marder ’08 was also selected to participate in the “Artists Choose Artists” exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. Along with pieces by Visual Arts teacher Ned Smyth and Ross parent Christine Sciulli, Tucker’s work will be on display until January 19.