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The Taft Bulletin is published quarterly, in February, May, August, and November, by the Taft School and is distributed free of charge to alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the school.

Issues from Fall 2009 onward now contain class notes, but are password protected. The password is distributed with the electronic version of each issue.

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Winter 2022


Alumni Spotlight

At Your Service

Samantha Lamy '14

First lieutenant Samantha Lamy ’14 in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division has been passionate about helping others since she graduated from Taft. In August 2021, she found herself on the frontlines assisting with the evacuation of American troops and citizens, as well as Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders, during the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul.

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Building a Farm for the Future

Matt Griswold XI ’85 and Martin Griswold ’91

Brothers Matt Griswold XI ’85 and Martin Griswold ’91 are committed to building a plant nursery for the future through environmentally sustainable innovations at their wholesale business Judges Farm in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Operating on land stewarded by generations of their family since 1690, Matt and Martin are moving toward zero-generation-emissions electricity for their business vehicles.

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Unearthing Geotech

Lyssa Lincoln Reed ’07

As an experienced geotechnical engineer, Lyssa Lincoln Reed ’07 evaluates soil, rock, groundwater, and manmade materials, particularly their interaction with earth retention systems and structure foundations as a project manager at Haley & Aldrich, one the of the country’s top environmental and geotechnical engineering consultants.

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Destination: Trains

David Hanke '12

David Hanke ’12, superintendent of the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad, a shortline that runs for 154 miles in southern Colorado near the New Mexico border, knew early on that he wanted to work in the train industry. After working in other fields, he’s doing what he likes best and solving logistical problems to keep products moving for customers who depend on it.

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