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Worcester Preparatory School Newsletter                                                      Fall 2017

                                           Alumni Class Notes
             1986, 1993 & 1994                                   2013
                                                                                       Ragen Doyle  graduated
                                                                                       from  Rollins  College  early
                                                                                       in December of 2016, Cum
                                                                                       Laude, with a degree in political
                                                                                       science.  While an undergrad
                                                                                       student, she was President of
                                                                                       the Young Democrats, worked
                                                                                       on a competitive congressional
                                                                                       campaign for FL D-7, and did
                                                                                       internships with U.S. Senator
                                                                                       Bill  Nelson  and  a  New  York
                                                                                       City  political  consulting  firm.
                                                                                       After graduation, she moved to
                                                                                       New York City where she took
                                                                a job working for the New York State Senate doing events,
                                                                communications, and policy. She left the Senate in July to take
                                                                a position doing public affairs for a political consulting firm,
            Three alums reunited with their teacher Mr. Tom Westcott this   Metropolitan  Public  Strategies,  working on campaigns  for
            past summer reminiscing on canoes in the Nassawango Creek   political, labor, and corporate clients like Governor Andrew
            and Pocomoke River.  Gary Whittington '86, a standout WPS   Cuomo and Uber. Although she is enjoying her dream of city
            soccer player, resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Tracy and   life, she still misses the Eastern Shore and finds time to come
            their two children, Lucas (10) and Logan (8).  In addition to   home on weekends to visit whenever possible.
            Gary being an incredible bronze sculptor, both he and Tracy are
            massage therapists.  Pictured with Mr. Westcott are Chris Tull                     Justin Paul Canakis
            '93, an account executive with Mason & Carter Insurance in
            Baltimore and his 9-year-old daughter, Paige (who caught a nice                    graduated summa cum
            size bass!).  Danny O'Hare '94, son of former WPS Director                         laude from The College
            of Athletics Matt O’Hare, resides in Salisbury where he is a                       of William & Mary in
            local realtor and an Assistant Boys’ Lacrosse Coach at WPS.                        May 2017, with a B.S.
                                                                                               degree in Biological
                                                                                               Chemistry with a minor
             2009                                                                              in Public Health. Justin
                                                                                               was inducted into the
                                                                                               Alpha Chapter of Phi
                                                                                               Beta  Kappa, which
                                                                                               is both the oldest and
                                                                                               most  exclusive honor
                                                                                               society in the country,
                                                                                               where only 1 percent
                                                                                               of college seniors are
                                                                                               elected each year. The
                                                               main selection criteria are outstanding academic achievement
                                                               in the liberal arts at the College and strong support from faculty
                                                               members. Other qualifications include intellectual honesty and
                                                               curiosity, careful scholarship, creativity, good character, and a
            A graduate of The College of Charleston '14, Alexandra Smith,   commitment to the life of the mind.  Justin was also awarded
            married Matthew Gaddis of Nashville, TN in a ceremony held   the James Monroe Scholarship, which is given to “the most
            at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, S.C. on June   academically distinguished” undergraduates at the College of
            24.   In addition to the bride, in attendance were WPS alumni
            Kristine (Tobin) McCully '07, Jenna Hudson '08, Meredith   William & Mary. He was awarded $3,000 to fund a self-designed
            Smith '13, and Reno Smith '07. Alexandra's mother, Linda   research project titled, “The Efficacy and Safety of Six-Weeks
            Smith, is a Middle School teacher at WPS.          of Pre-Workout Supplementation in Resistance Trained Rats.”
                                                               He attended the Experimental Biology Conference 2016 in San
                                                               Diego, CA to present his poster. Justin defended his Honors
                  Send Alumni News to:                         Thesis at The College of William & Mary in April 2017.  He
                                                               currently attends Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
                          Tara Frankel Becker '91              Pictured with his family at his White Coat Ceremony where he
                        Worcester Preparatory School           received his first white coat in a ceremonial rite of passage for
                   P.O. Box 1006, Berlin, Maryland  21811      doctors on October 1 are (L-R) Alexander '19, Carla, Justin,
                     e-mail:        Jerry and Andrew '09.

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