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AIS/AES ANNUAL PICNIC ANNOUNCEMENT
posted 20 August 2014


Anne Kerr (Class of 1967) and her husband have hosted the annual AIS/AES Picnics since 2004! This year's picnic is one month from today. All AIS/AES students, faculty, parents, and staff are invited!!
To give the Kerrs an approximate headcount for meat, please send an email that you're coming! See you in a month!!!

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INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY TRIBUTE
by Tracy Havens Katoski (Class of 1976)
posted 15 August 2014

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Forty-five years ago today my family and I arrived in New Delhi, India. While I was only there for 10 months the experience left indelible memories that I still remember vividly to this day. The humidity that wrapped itself around me and never let go; the smell of sandalwood and other enticing, exotic scents; the noise and clamor of the street vendors and the store shop owners each selling there own special "slice" of India; the opulence of a Hindu wedding with thousands of marigolds and an elephant; the sweet, exquisite taste of a fresh, ripe mango; the bolts of colorful and vibrant materials used to make sari's - the silk so soft and slippery that it ran through my fingers like water and the Taj Mahal whose majestic beauty is seared into my memory - forever. Happy Independence Day India - in my forever.


IT'S A NEW YEAR
posted 11 August 2014

2014-2015 Welcome Back to School Poster

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KHADI IS AUGUST, AUGUST IS KHADI
by Sunaina Suneja (Class of 1975)
posted on 7 August 2014

Sunaina Suneja, Class of 1975 As Independence Day 2014 draws near, my thoughts once again go towards the momentous events which led up to August 15 1947, both the joy and the pain, the exuberance as well as the anguish. Itís a moment in our history which I am familiar with through the poignant narratives of my parents and the extended family, displaced from their homesteads in Lyallpur and Lahore, and through newspaper archives and short stories such as Mantoís. Over the years, I used to wonder what canvas I would one day use and how, to express my own feelings, my deep emotions of elation, gratitude and despair as well, that spring from these historic events.

And itís come to me in a flash, that I have been doing just that through my work as a designer working with the wondrous handmade textiles of my beloved country, and above all, my most cherished, khadi, which in my eyes, embodies the freedom movement, satyagraha, sacrifice, patience, peace and evokes the toil of the humble artisans who continue to handspin the yarn on charkhas or taklis before they weave it into the fabric that some of us love, others disdain and the third front, of those who are indifferent to it.

Independence Day is a day for reflection, so why not share some of my thoughts on khadi. Read more on Sunaina's personal viewpoint.


NEW BOARD DIRECTOR
posted 31 July 2014
Jenny Jensen, Class of 1993
We are excited to welcome Jenny Jensen, Class of 1993, to our Board of Directors.

Jenny attended AES from 10th-12th grades during 1990-1993. Her brother, Jason (Class of 1999), attended AES during those years as well; but he graduated high school in the United States. Jenny was active in Field Hockey, Racket Sports (Badminton) and pitcher for the girls softball team. When not playing sports, she helped produce the 1990-1991 yearbook, was a peer counselor and stage crew for many plays. Jenny went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she double majored in History and Spanish and then went onto North Carolina State University to earn her Master's Degree in Public History. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her famly and works for UNC-TV (local PBS) as their HR Specialist. In her spare time she practices yoga, runs half marathons, belly dances and watches Dr. Who. Jenny is also the alumni secretary for the Class of 1993.

Welcome, Jenny!!


BOARD MEETING
posted 19 July 2014

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Members of the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors gathered July 19th to solidify plans for the 2015 Reunion, including taste testing at an Indian restaurant to possibly cater the big Saturday night reunion dinner.
Back row (l-r): Jason Becker, Julie Marquis, Suzy Fricke, Diane Reppun
Front row (l-r) Anne Kerr, Judy Ashley, Mary Williamson, Anne Weathersby


ONE MORE YEAR!!
posted 10 July 2014

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Woo-hoo! We're exactly ONE YEAR out till our "All-School" 2015 Reunion weekend!! (Next year, July 10th falls on a Friday.)

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!!

Very, very soon...more details of the reunion, plus reunion and hotel registrations.


FROM SARA SHAFER MCLAURIN (Class of 1978)
posted 3 July 2014

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My daughter, Grace, is working as a volunteer/intern for the summer with a non-profit organization, whose mission is to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. The organization provides basic education and vocational training for each girl and woman, allowing them to integrate into their communities in a positive and constructive manner. In Goa, Grace is working primarily in the human trafficking prevention programs to keep at-risk women and children from ever becoming victims. Her days are spent helping in a couple of preschools in the morning and helping in a "stitching center" or assisting with "life skills" classes in the afternoon -- basically spending a lot of time with women and children in Goa who have very few if any resources.

Grace is thrilled to be in India and has always been interested in going there, partly because my mother and siblings talk a lot about our time there -- and it's one of those places you have to experience to understand!



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Calenda The 2015 Reunion is hosted by the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors. All classes, all school years invited!! Plan on spending this special weekend in 2015 with your AIS/AES classmates, friends, faculty and parents.

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We are a non-profit association, which exists to help keep our AIS/AES Community together and to help promote reunions and other activities. We also host our all-school AIS/AES Reunion every 5 years, where all alumni (whether they graduated from our school or not), faculty, staff and family members/special friends are invited. Your donations enable us to keep the association and our website alive, as well as help with the start-up costs of our AIS/AES Reunions. We recommend a donation of $25/year; however, we are grateful for any contributions!
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AES REVISITED

Go down Memory Lane!! Experience the enjoyment felt by many AIS/AES alumnae who returned to Delhi and visited AES! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!


YEARBOOKS
2014 Yearbook Cover
Click here to find over five decades of AIS and AES Yearbooks published by our school, beginning school year 1960-1961. Each yearbook is complete in PDF format for easy, free, downloading.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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GOT NEWS?
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WELCOME BACK!!
Uyama Ukawa, Yurie Class of 1970
Walter Gray Class of 1975
Barbara Wood Baker Class of 1969
Misra Caton, Rashmi Class of 1983


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