May 2022 News from the Camp Chi Family
How is it May already?! It feels like we were just packing our bags at the ends of Summer 2021, sad to leave after an incredible summer. Now, the Full-Time Team is moving up to camp in about a week, and First Session begins in just about a month! While we’re busy putting the finishing touches on Summer 2022, the rest of the Camp Chi Family is staying busy out in the world. Here’s the May News From the Chi Family!
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Let start off with all the incredible college acceptances. We have so many more familiar faces that will be representing Camp Chi next year, including Jessie Vozar at High Point University, Ethan Siegel at the University of Iowa, Cody Weiss at the ELSA Program at Elmhurst University, Raquel Hirsch at Miami University Ohio, Eric Harnisher at the University of Richmond, Joey Manone at the University of Missouri, Caroline Reich at Elon University, Zach Portnoy at Michigan State University, Ellie Agulnek at Elon University (after taking a gap year with Nativ), Owen Gottstein at Indiana University, Chloe Sherman at Indiana University, Logan Friedman at the University of Arizona, Abbey Kelly at Illinois State University, and Helen Davis at Northwestern University. Wow! Congratulation to everyone!
Dylan Kantor is also off to the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. And he’s heading off on a high. Dylan was recently awarded the Seal of Biliteracy and an award for Spanish from Stevenson High School. Plus, he also received a scholarship awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a “Catch a Rising Star” scholarship awarded by the Partnership Financial Credit Union. Nice going Dylan!
Continuing on the theme of college, Laurel Schenkman graduated with BA in Studio Art from University of Redlands. Also Katie Kramer is graduating in May with recognition from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Neuroscience and Psychology, and a Minor in Theatre.
Scott Harris, who just graduated from the University of Kansas, was accepted into the Masa Israel Teaching Program, and will be moving to Israel this upcoming August (after camp of course) for 10 months, where he will be teaching English and Physical Education, while also continue his wrestling coaching career. Keep it up Scotty!
You may see her dancing this summer, as Talia Reichlin had the honor of being Student Choreographer for her school’s musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and is very excited for the outcome!
Looking for an accountant? Joe Kohen recently passed the CPA Test. Nice work, Joe!
We have lots of exciting announcements in the world of Youth Groups. CHUSY Board elections recently took place, and we want to congratulate Ashley Gitles on being elected President, Benjamin Robins on Religion/Education VP, and Allison Finn on Communications VP!
Also in youth group news, over in the realm of BBYO, Ryan Lemberg was recently elected to Great Midwest Region (GMR) AZA Regional Board as Shaliach. Parker Lewis, just finished his term as Shaliach for Ometz AZA, where he has been responsible for Jewish Programing and Community Service, was honored with the award for Shaliach of the Year for GMR BBYO. Great work to both of you!
We have some future campers who are pretty adorable as you can tell from the photo above. Jacklyn (Gelman) & Ricky Brandt recently welcomed Leo Shane and Blake Madden. We’re so happy to hear everyone is home, healthy and happy, and we cannot wait to meet these little ones!
Finishing up this month’s good news, we’re happy to announce that Lyndall Matthews and Mitch Thomas recently got engaged. Congratulations!