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posted 30 May 2019

How many remember this original article from 10 years ago?
"Lifestyle Boutique" listed our very own AES on the top of their
10 Top Schools in the World.
The 2009 article no longer exists online, but this is a remake of
my paper article, which can barely be read anymore. There were
also some other very prestigious schools listed along with AES.

- TBT contributed by Mary Williamson (Class of 1974)
Please click on the image to read the Top 10 list.

posted 25 May 2019
From AES Director, Jim Laney, Jr.

On Weds. May 22, we officially opened the Tagore
Room in our MS/HS Library.The room contains our
Indian Studies non-fiction collection and has been renamed in honor of the Indian Nobel Laureate for Literature (1913), Rabindranath Tagore. Peggy Sood,
long term AES teacher and administrator, shared her
own passion for Tagore’s poetry with us, and students
and staff performed the Indian national anthem, composed by Tagore in 1911.
The quote on the wall of the Tagore Room is perfect for the AES community...

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy,
I awoke and saw that life was service,
I acted and behold, service was joy.”

Attributed to Rabindranath Tagore

posted 24 May 2019

Yes, take a bow, AES Class of 2019! Tomorrow is your big day,
and we are proud of you. Congratulations from your AIS/AES
Family. Good luck wherever life's path takes you and welcome
to our alumni association!!

Senior Class Walk (first video) 24 May 2019
Senior Class Walk (second video) 24 May 2019
Class 2019 Flyer from the AIS/AES Alumni Association
Board of Directors, May 2019

posted 23 May 2019

Scans of these Narendra Calendar posters were contributed by
Shelley Johnson (AIS Class of 1972)

Please click on each image to view it enlarged.

posted 22 May 2019

Two weeks ago, Latha Srinivasan (AES Executive Assistant to the Director) was serenaded by high school fans and then recognized by AES Director, Jim Laney,
for her 31 years of service at her retirement ceremony. Latha officially retires
4 June 2019. We will miss you, Latha.

Please click on images to view it enlarged.

CONGRATULATIONS messages from alumni (PDF)
Announcement dated 15 April 2019

posted 21 May 2019

From Daniela Avitabile (AES Class of 1977)

I took a trip to Prague a few days ago to see my former home
and spent a fun day at the Lego Museum on 10 May 2019.

Please click on images to view it enlarged.

posted 17 May 2019
2019 Picnic Event Page on Facebook
Also listed under Upcoming Events (until event is over)

Anne Beattie Kerr (AIS Class of 1967) and her husband have hosted picnics at their home in Castleton, Virginia, since 2004 and have an-
nounced this year's to be held on 21 September 2019. As always, it is an "all-school-years-invited" event; and AIS/AES students, their spouses and families are welcome.

For more picnic information, directions to Anne's house, and to RSVP, contact Anne. Please save
the date: Saturday, 21 September 2019. See you then!

Please click on image to view announcement enlarged.

posted 16 May 2019

Namaste Alumni!
Almost all of my free time is spent playing music,
and much of it long-distance with Jeffrey Campbell, also Class of '73. We've composed hundreds of numbers in dozens of hybrid genres.
Jeff is in Rome now (our most recent live session
took place there last summer); and I'm in Burling-
ton, Vermont. We ship sound files back and forth
until they sound right and then we move on, stay-
ing fresh.
Every several weeks or so we update our Sound
Cloud channel - Orchestra naïF - where folks can stream the tunes for free.
Our day jobs leave us little spare time for further promotion (witness the stale Facebook page). This will likely change in the next few years; we're on the look-
out for folks with the right skills and a love of ever-emerging music. For the
record: We've been playing together, and recording, since fifth grade: 1965!
Cheers and open ears,
Joel Baird (AIS Class of 1973)
email dated 16 May 2019

posted 14 May 2019

Please welcome Rabi Rajkarnikar (AES Class of 1985) as our newest board Director! Rabi lives in Nepal and is our second member who lives outside the United States. He is excited to help us plan our all-school 2021 Reunion and afterwards, is anxious to be our rep to host overseas reunions for AIS/AES alumni--particularly for those who live in the areas of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangaldesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Rabi has previous experience on several boards and will be an asset to ours. He has a son who will be attending school in New York this fall, and Rabi considers it very do-
able in 2021 to physically attend our reunion then. Welcome aboard, Rabi!

posted 13 May 2019
Also listed under Upcoming Events (until event is over)

From Cindy Jones Ondrak
(AIS Class of 1969 Alumni Secretary):

"The Class of 69 is celebrating our 50th anniversary
with a 14-day trip to India this fall, 2019.

We return to India with friends and family to revisit favorite places and to explore new ones. We will
begin our trip in New Delhi on October 29, 2019. We spend a day at the American Embassy School. After
that, we are off to visit Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar Cattle & Camel Festival, Jaipur and Agra. The tour ends November 12,
2019 with our return to New Delhi.

We have room for a few more travelers, and we think it would be great if YOU
can join us!! We have members of the following classes traveling with us: 1966,
’67, ’69, ’70, ’71, ’72, ’73, ’74, ’79 and ’80 … so far.

The tour cost will be $2,500 to $2,800, depending on our total number of travel-
ers. Air fare is not included. If you would like to join this tour, please email the
Class of 1969 alumni secretaries, Cindy or Judy, via our Board of Directors address
at, with your name and graduation year; and
they will get back to you.

4 August 2019 UPDATE:
Please click on the link to read the updated announcement.

25 August 2019 UPDATE:
Two of the hotels for this trip cannot hold anymore guests so we regret
registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

posted 10 May 2019

The daughter of Kinny Chopra Kapur (AES Class of 1975)
announced her sudden death this past Tuesday, 7 May 2019.
Rest in peace, sweet Kinny.

posted 8 May 2019

From Celia Murphy (AES Class of 1979)

The Murphy Family is grateful for your condolences, kind wishes and prayers.
All are welcome on Saturday, 18 May 2019, at 11:00 AM to celebrate a Catholic
mass in memory of Maud Murphy, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College
Park, Maryland. A reception will follow. Please click on this link for Google

In lieu of flowers, please consider Mom's love of birds, and donate to the
National Audubon Society.

posted 2 May 2019

We received the sad news yesterday from Celia Murphy
(AES Class of 1979) that her mother, Maud Beatrix
, passed away. Mrs. Murphy was one of the “OG’s” (Original Gangsta) at AIS! She taught at the Taj Barracks before our beloved campus was constructed.

Celia writes: “Our dear Mom, Maud Murphy, went home calmly, quietly and comfortably. Our family is grateful for
all the years we had with this remarkable woman. And we
are thankful for you who shared your love, prayers and
good wishes throughout the years. Our hearts are full.

Maud Beatrix Murphy
1930-2019 (There has to be dancing in heaven!)”

posted 4 May 2019

Please welcome Lene Olsen Serpa (AES Class of 1987) as our newest Board Director. We are proud and thrilled to have her
join our team.
Lene is Danish and attended AES from 1981-85 (6th to 10th grade). Her father was a diplomat; and in addition to India,
she lived in Afghanistan, Tanzania as well as Denmark during
her childhood and school years. She has wonderful memories
from the years at AES, where she was active in various sports
as well as drama.
Please click on Lene's image to read more. Welcome aboard, Lene!!

Update: Lene became the Board's Recording Secretary on 7 December 2019.

posted 30 April 2019

From Daniela Avitabile (AES Class of 1977)

My Delhi friends will surely understand that I couldn’t resist
trying this new lunch place near my office!

Please click on the image to view it enlarged.

posted 30 April 2018

Such beautiful people and clothing!! Here is the Class of 2019 in
their traditional "Indian Dress" photo. Congratulations to one and
all as graduation day approaches --> 25 May 2019.


posted 25 April 2019

The AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors
leaves its doors open for interested alumni to join the Board or to assist with projects.

Our primary and most-important association project
is hosting the "All-Classes-Invited Reunions." Our
next all-classes-invited reunion will be in the summer
of 2021. As we move closer towards the planning
phase, we are looking to fill more Director positions
so that we are adequately staffed to host this big event. By the end of this year,
we will be wearing our Reunion Committee hats and begin searching for a
venue…one which we should commit to by next spring.

Read more on what the board does and how you can join. Or please contact our association President, Mary Williamson, for more information. Any member of
the alumni association may submit his or her name in nomination to join the
Board of Directors.

posted 21 April 2019

"Looks who’s in Chiang Mai -- Sunil Mahajan ('74)!! AES forever!!"
- from Richard Wilson (Class of 1985)

Please click on image for enlargement.

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Pages 1-3: Tim Brown (AIS Class of 1970)
Page 4: Stefan Rykowski (son of Anne Weathersby, AIS Class of 1965)
Pages 5-29: Mary Flanagan Williamson (Assoc. President, AIS Class of 1974)
Pages 30 & 31: Mary Flanagan Williamson (Director Emeritus, AIS Class of 1974)

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