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South remembers two school figures

By Volume 49 Senior Editors
Published: May 2009

Two former South faculty members past away recently.

Thomas DePeter died Wednesday, May 6. For 35 years, he was a distinguished teacher of English and Theatre and coached outstanding North lacrosse teams. DePeter was most recently on the South faculty, teaching English as well as coaching the South lacrosse team.

Wayne Altree died recently while visiting his son in Thailand. A legendary figure at South as its first History Department chair, Altree was a remarkable teacher and a national figure in school reform during the 1960s. In retirement, Altree divided his time between Newton and Thailand, continuing primary source research into the Asian-American history.

Articles on DePeter and Altree will run in the Graduation 2009 issue.

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