Last spring, a new elective further expanded the already broad definition of “the Lakeside classroom.” H478, “Leadership in the Modern Era,” open only to seniors, explored the concept of leadership through the context of the outdoors. In class readings and from guest speakers, students learned about leadership styles and traits, group dynamics, objective risk assessment, and trip logistics and planning. They spent two weeks backpacking in the Utah wilderness. The culminating experience — leading the four-day 7th grade outdoor trips in late May on the Olympic Peninsula and at Lake Chelan — gave the seniors the opportunity to put their knowledge and experience into practice. The type of learning in this class, happening outside the four walls of a traditional learning space, is highlighted in this issue in a special 14-page report.
“I found myself constantly adapting my leadership as the day unfolded. To ensure the efficiency of the morning, I delegated clear tasks, asserting myself authoritatively. Once on the trail, I could step back and give the group less guidance and more autonomy. In each situation, appropriate leadership looked different.”
— from the final written assessment for the class “Leadership in the Modern Era,” by Anne Elise Bradford ’22
Elsewhere in the issue: An alumni story about the monthlong, unsupervised backpacking trip taken by five Lakeside seniors in the Spring of 1993 — and the lessons that profoundly influenced their lives over the subsequent decades. Head of School Kai Bynum writes of his own mind-expanding high school experiences. Archivist Leslie Schuyler muses on drama at Lakeside (the staged kind, going back to the school’s founding). We map out the many locations across the city where you might find Lakeside athletes competing and practicing. Lakeside’s sketchbook artist, David O. Smith ’04, shares some impressions from the all-classes reunion last June. Bruce Bailey ’59 — “Mr. Lakeside” — is honored with this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award — an award he created, himself, back in 1971.
Former Outward Bound instructor Chris Carithers ’93 (“Desert Reunion,” page 28) received a BA in English literature from Colorado College and a M.Ed. from Colorado University in Boulder. Since 2010, he has worked at the Watershed School in Boulder as a humanities and art teacher, dean of faculty, interim head of school, and — currently — director of academics and community partnerships. He has written previously for Rock & Ice magazine.
Fellow Coloradoan Maxwell Roath (illustrations, page 28) is an Artist and Tamarind trained printmaker from Denver. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Manhattan Graphics Center, the International Print Center of New York, and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. His Canyonlands paintings are his first commission for Lakeside magazine. maxwellroath.com
Former Seattle Times staff member John Lok (“Class Connections,” page 37) is a commercial, advertising, and editorial photographer who loves the challenge of telling stories in a compellingly visual way. A former photojournalist, he now focuses on crafting portrait and lifestyle imagery. He has worked on campaigns for Pemco, Swedish Health Services, and the Seattle Seahawks, among others. johnlokphoto.com.
Nii Okaidja (page 40) is a Ghanaian videographer and beauty photographer based in Seattle and Tacoma. He has recently graduated from Seattle Central College’s Creative Academy program with a degree in visual media.
Advanced photography student Tony N. ’23 (pages 18, 20, 24) received third place honors in the “Abstract” category of the 2022 Washington State High School Photography Competition.
Six members of the 2022-23 Tatler newspaper staff contributed writing and reporting to this issue, including (left to right): copy editor Lorelei S. ’25 (pages 4-5); opinion section editor Lucy K. ’24 (pages 4-5, 23); managing editor Hallie X. ’23 (pages 4-5,25); reporter Angelina P. ’24 (page 19); executive digital director Edward Y. ’23 (page 24); and reporter/designer Eliot AyA ’24 (“Class Connections,” page 37).
Editor: Jim Collins
Lakeside writers: Emily Pace, Leslie Schuyler, Kyle Cook, Chris Hartley
Alumni relations news: Amanda Campbell
Art director: Carol Nakagawa
Copy editor: Mark Watanabe
Proof Readers: Judy Bauer, Arianne True ’09
Fall/Winter 2022 issue writers:, Chris Carithers ’93, Connor Simon ’22, Hallie X. ’23, Lucy K. ’24, Lorelei S. ’25, Angelina P. ’24, Edward Y, ’23, Eliot AyA ’24
Fall/Winter 2022 issue artists and photographers: Emily Busse, David Welton, Bryan C. ’24, David O. Smith ’04, Katie M. Simmons, Fred Birchman, Clayton Christy, Mike Lengel, Erick Ingraham, Anne Elise Bradford ’22, Tony N. ’23, Maxwell Roath, Paul Dudley, Chloe Collyer, John Lok, Nii Okaidja
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Upper School campus, Feb. 11, 2019. Photo by Greg Lowe.
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