Restaurants are being hit about as hard as any industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially restaurants that benefit from the tourism just across the street at Asheville’s Biltmore Estate, which is presently closed to the public for the first time since World War II.
Christ School alumnus Anthony Coggiola '81 and his wife, Sherrye, are stepping up to "provide comfort in an uncomfortable time."
Seth Leonard ’01 may have attended Christ School for only one year, but that year – his senior year – was impactful for both the school and his future. Leonard received the Phil Tilghman Award, given to the student who has had the greatest positive impact on the school in his first year, and he was a key member of the Greenie varsity basketball squad. Today, as Leonard looks back on that year at Christ School, he recognizes the ways it paved his path to a career as a successful mayor and community advocate.
Like others at Christ School before him, Will Laney ’21 wanted his Eagle Scout service project to have a personal feel.
Considering the amount of time he has spent in St. Joseph’s Chapel, it shouldn’t be a big surprise that Will gave some love to another historic church. The junior restored the ironwork of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a place of worship that has existed since the 1800s in his hometown of Columbia, S.C.
Colin Brazas ’22 and his mother Elizabeth Brazas P’22, who is president of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, volunteered on March 15 to help assemble a giant animatronic sculpture in the River Arts District of Asheville. Wake, by Mel Chin, an Asheville-based conceptual artist, will be on display through September.
Aldo Mell ’18 jokes that his closest friends from Christ School probably remember him as a serial complainer. All kidding aside, five years as a Greenie put Mell on the path to being a selfless leader at the University of Arizona.
Like any institution that has been around for 120 years, people are a big part of what makes Christ School unique. These many different personalities are the focus of “Humans of Christ School," a selection of documentary-style short films.
Not so long ago in a galaxy not that far away, Christ School took a space-themed trip over Winter Break.
Eleven Greenies made the most of their five days on the eastern coast of Florida, the highlight of which was two immersive visits to the Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s primary launch center for human spaceflight.
Many people say they want to see the world. Chase Mason ’02 has done it. The Christ School alumnus traveled to 49 states, 36 different countries, and every continent except Antarctica during a decade and a half with the U.S. Marine Corps and with the U.S. Secret Service.
Mason recently left his government job to focus more on his growing family and the three businesses he owns.
Seeing firsthand the wildlife that inhabits the jungles and Caribbean shorelines of Belize may speak to a boy’s wanderlust. Or maybe an immersion in the cultures of South Korea and Taiwan is more alluring. Domestically, being on the same grounds as some of America’s most historic space launches is another possibility, as is roaming the nation’s capital.
All four of Christ School’s travel opportunities for the 2019-20 school year promise something unique. And in the end, the purpose of each trip is the same – Greenies are meant to have their perception of the outside world challenged and enriched.