1996: Summer 2016

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Jewel K. Smith

Please keep Dawn Mertz Day and her family in your prayers – she lost her grandfather, William C. Mertz on April 17, 2016 at the age of 96. After 16 years in ministry in the Myersville area, Tracy Wiser is now in the “bivocational” ministry working full time as the Night Supervisor at Engage USA in Frederick (a direct mail company) and part-time pastor at Monocacy Church of the Brethren in Rocky Ridge, MD. Tracy and her family still live in Frederick, near Hood; and currently, her middle son is a sophomore at Lee University in Tennessee. Colleen Gabriel Nestor is excited to announce that that her son, Derek Nestor, will be an incoming freshman at Hood this fall and joining the Class of 2020! Our 20th Reunion ended up being a beautiful weekend in Frederick! Over the course of the weekend, I was able to catch up with Reena Amin Borwankar, Ninett Amaya-Coaxum, Stephanie Sheck Bahr, Alesia Gallego Brand, Tabitha Groh, and Liana Robinson Martino. Other alums from the 90’s were a welcome addition at our table during the lunch on Saturday (special shout out to Jacki Resop Amato ’95 and her lovely daughter, Julianna, for joining us). Alesia Gallego Brand earned her M.A. in Professional Counseling on May 14, 2016 from Liberty University. She also started a new position as Therapist at Board of Child Care in Falling Waters, WV. In honor of our 20th Reunion, we would like to purchase a 6” x 9” Blazer Brick for $700. If you are interested in contributing, please email me and I can provide details on how to make your contribution. As for me, I am back in Old Town Alexandria, thrilled to be able to walk, and cut down on my commute into DC every day. There is no place like home!

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