Alumni Notes / Announcements

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July 4, 2006

Geoff Broughton welcomes a baby boy!

Peter Daniel Broughton was born on July 4, 2006. The little man was a week late. I guess he knows a good party when he hears one. Mom, dad (Geoff Broughton, WPHS '86), big bro' James and the baby are doing great.

June 15, 2006

Missy Cohen delivered WP commencement address

Connection article Connection article Missy giving speech Missy Cohen delivered the West Potomac 2006 Commencement Address at the Patriot Center. She chose "Serendipity" as her subject using her past experience to show how life has many options if you are open to them. She appeared in an article in the June 28th, 2006 Connection and the June 22nd, 2006 Mount Vernon Voice.

June 21, 2006

Officer Greg Kottemann honored by ASIS

Article about Greg accepting award Officer Gregory Kottemann appeared in The Mount Vernon Voice again, this time to accept an award for his contributions and efforts in crime prevention in the Mount Vernon District. The Mount Vernon Voice, May 25, 2006. View story.

April 26, 2006

Ray Bowers finally popped the question!

Ray Bowers finally asked Nona Green to marry him. He surprised her by asking in the middle of dancing by spinning her to sit on his knee while kneeling on the other. Being swept off her feet (literally), she could do nothing else but say Yes. See his profile for more details.

April 11, 2006

Suzanne (HENRY) Plimpton had a baby daughter!

Suzanne (HENRY) Plimpton and her husband, Scott, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Olivia Carol, on April 11 at 11:07 a.m. She joins big brothers Owen and Brian, and three pugs, Bear, Shadow, and Marlin.

Mar 17, 2006

Missy Lynn Cohen to give West Potomac 2006 Commencement Address

Missy Lynn Cohen will be delivering the West Potomac 2006 Commencement Address on June 15th at 10am at the Patriot Center. She was approached by the school after an article appeared about her in the Alexandria Gazette. Her career as a sound and music editor has covered films ranging from "Silence of the Lambs" to "Chicago" and "The Producers" (see Missy on IMDB). She is flattered and truly terrified to be asked to do this. Like most of us, she does not remember who spoke at our graduation, much less what they said. So if you want to provide moral support, she would love to see you there!

Feb 27, 2006

Greg Kottemann appears in the "Mount Vernon Voice"

Officer Gregory Kottemann appeared in a photo on page 2 of the Feb 23, 2006 "Mount Vernon Voice".

In the News - Steven Albers

Article about Steven Albers group A story about classmate Steven Albers in the band Vibe (far right in photo) appeared in the Washington Post. Unknown Date. View story.

In the News - Wendy Welsh

Article by a classmate Classmate Wendy Welsh wrote an article titled "The bright side" about the merging of Fort Hunt and Groveton to form West Potomact High School. Unknown date / publication. View story