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South remembers two school figures

Posted By Volume 49 Senior Editors On May 13, 2009 @ 7:58 pm In Denebologues | Comments Disabled

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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URLs in this post:

[1] In Memoriam: Thomas DePeter: http://www.denebolaonline.net/2009/06/11/in-memoriam-thomas-depeter/

[2] Senate works on teacher evaluations: http://www.denebolaonline.net/2010/05/21/senate-works-on-teacher-evaluations/

[3] South turns 50 – Principals lead the way: http://www.denebolaonline.net/2011/02/15/south-turns-50-principals-lead-the-way/

[4] Faculty Focus: Henry Turner: http://www.denebolaonline.net/2010/05/21/faculty-focus-henry-turner/

[5] Ageless Athletes: Kara Henry: http://www.denebolaonline.net/2011/03/23/ageless-athletes-kara-henry-2/

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