Class Notes

End of a Great Run!

June 7, 2012

Well, 42 years after arriving in the valley, it appears my run is at an end. My son, Thomas, graduated with the class of 2012 last month, following his sister, Elizabeth, who was in the class of 2010. The past six years have been almost as much fun as the first four so long ago. Indeed, at one time during our tenure as parents, over a dozen members of the class of ’75 had children at DA — parents’ weekends were mini reunions! I will be forever grateful to the school for the love of learning, the character, the high standards, and the wonder at our beautiful world it instilled in both me and my children. My wife Jane, not a DA graduate (at least in part due to her gender!), has become a devotee of the Academy as well. The school has changed much — and yet, not at all. I encourage those of you who have not had the chance to visit to do so, it remains a remarkable place. I guess for the near future, I will have to be content to limp around during alumni soccer games and to look forward to seeing many of you at our next reunion in 3 years’ time.┬áRalph Earle Class of 1975