Alumni News

Our graduates are proof that our students move on from Erie Day School as determined, courageous, and caring individuals ready to take on life’s next challenges. Erie Day School would not be the exceptional learning community that it is today without the support and involvement of its talented and dedicated alumni.

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Below is the latest news from Fall, 2016:

  • Elissa Nadworny, ‘02, is currently working at NPR and has produced: ‘Trace the Remarkable History of the Humble Pencil’ which played on All Things Considered. Check out the NPR website /2016/10/11/492999969/origin-of-pencil-lead, to view the video and read the story.  Write on!
  • Katherine Reber, ‘13, currently attending Mercersburg Academy, was accepted to Stratford Theatre Performance Intensive this past summer.  She played Henry V, Henry VI and the ghost of Henry VI in Mercersburg’s Shakespeare Program.
  • Erie Day School alumni roots run deep! A gathering of EDS alumni celebrated Heidi Zurn Williams’ July 60th birthday including: Connie Lyons, ’07; Dori Fish, ‘71; John Walker, ‘71; Heidi Zurn Williams; ‘71; Chelsea Myers, ‘06; Laurie Morrow McGee, ’70, traveling from North Carolina; Jim Fischer, ‘71, and Peter Zurn, ’68.
  • Ellise Chase, ’08, is in the female lead role playing Stella in the Erie Playhouse production of ‘A Streetcar named Desire’ this November.
  • George Deutsch, ’68, is the new Executive Director of the Erie County Historical Society and its Thomas B. Hagen History Center.Mr. Deutsch is a leader in historical preservation and multiple public history projects, co-founding the Flagship Niagara League in 1980 and serving for many years on its Board of Trustees. He also spent several years on the Erie County Historical Society Board and co-founded both the Erie Civil War Roundtable and the Erie County Civil War Consortium. He annually teaches history courses at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, is a regular lecturer for the Jefferson Educational Society in Erie and has led dozens of battlefield tours for roundtable and university groups.
  • Kyle Buseck, ’11, is attending Haverford College and playing on their men’s lacrosse team in the position of goalie.
  • Millcreek Youth Athletic Association (MYAA) have named their fields behind Yorktown plaza ‘The Henry Fish Sports Complex’, in memory of Henry E. Fish, a long-time supporter of area lacrosse and Erie Day School.
  • Sophia DiNicola, ’13 and Francesca Kern, ’14, members of the Mercyhurst Preparatory High School Tennis Team are congratulated on also being the 2016 Tennis Doubles Silver Medalists while in Hershey for the PIAA State Doubles Championship in early November.
  • John Wolford, ‘12, was NW PA Collegiate Academy’s 2016 valedictorian. He is attending Cornell University this year and studying engineering.
  • Conor Banta, ‘12, was Mercyhurst Preparatory School’s 2016 salutatorian. He is attending Vassar College this year.
  • Courtney Victor Ruff, ’03, had another baby girl, Sawyer.  Courtney writes for Walt Disney as a contributing writer and lives in Ohio with her husband.
  • Sara Windoft, ‘12, is a freshman at St. Bonaventure University. She recently observed Ms. Giannelli’s class as she is studying elementary education.
  • Recent Erie Day School alumni, Elizabeth Rybka, ‘16, won the Adult People’s Choice Award at the Artisan Fair & Music Festival held at Erie Day School in early November for her dragon illustration of ‘What Lurks Beneath.’
  • Members of the Cathedral Prep Water Polo Team include two Erie Day School alumni: Kyle Nelson, ‘16, and Sean Zhao, ‘16.