Supporting Pine Crest Over Three Generations: Steve Hudson ’87 and Holly Bodenweber ’88

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 22, 2020 at 3:10 PM

The Hudson and Bodenweber families have deep roots at Pine Crest School. The parents of third generation legacy students, alumni Steve Hudson ’87 and sister Holly (Hudson) Bodenweber ’88 are the nephew and niece of the late H. Wayne Huizenga ’55.

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Serving Our Country For Peace And Security: Captain Michael Zequiera ’08

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 19, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Captain Michael Zequiera ’08 is a decorated Battalion Intelligence Officer for the United States Army.


Serving several tours from East Europe to Afghanistan, Michael’s career today is not exactly what he thought he would be doing.

After graduating from Pine Crest, Michael attended Anderson University in South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics in 2011.

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On Self-Discovery and Women Empowerment: The Kuel Life of Jack Perez ’82

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 19, 2020 at 4:26 PM

It is never too late to find your passion. Just ask former “hummingbird” Jacqueline, or Jack, Perez ’82.

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Leveraging Social Enterprise to Improve Lives in Developing Countries

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 19, 2020 at 4:16 PM

During her time in Upper School, Pine Crest alumna Hanna Colin ’10 was passionate about social advocacy, serving as a member of student government and volunteering across Broward County.

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Responding to COVID-19 through Legislation: Megan Zavertnik ’06

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 23, 2020 at 10:35 AM

Megan (Howard) Zavertnik ’06 did not intend to become a national security advisor. As a Chinese language major while studying at the University of Florida, Megan planned to live and work in China after graduation. That changed after an internship with the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services before her senior year.

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Jonathan Dobrinsky ’03: Emergency Medicine During COVID-19

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Ten Questions with Washington Post Correspondent Kevin Sieff ’03

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 16, 2020 at 3:02 PM

by Spencer Davimos ’22

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Serving as a Medical Resident During COVID-19: Dr. Andrew Logan ’10

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 10, 2020 at 12:58 PM

In his medical residency at the Largo Medical Center in Tampa, FL, Dr. Andrew Logan ’10 works around the clock to assist COVID-19 patients.

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Kate Dobbie ’00: Using Recreation As Therapy

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 4, 2020 at 4:33 PM

After graduating from Pine Crest School as part of the Class of 2000, and then Davidson College, Kate (Weihe) Dobbie and a group of friends who had grown up skiing decided to move to Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Brett Weiss ’15: Inspired to Action

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 4, 2020 at 4:08 PM

Brett Weiss ’15 has always been interested in emergency medicine.

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Bringing Together a Love of Sports Journalism and Music: Hayden Grove ’11

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 4, 2020 at 2:41 PM

Ohio has always been a second home for alumnus Hayden Grove ’11. After graduating from Pine Crest with a love for journalism, music, and sports, Hayden’s passion for sports brought him to The Ohio State University to complete his undergraduate studies.

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Topics: Athletics, Alumni, fine arts, 2020, The Magazine

10 Questions with Richard Palmaccio ’08H

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 31, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Beloved mathematics instructor Richard Palmaccio ’08H taught at Pine Crest for 28 years. Now entering his 52nd year as a teacher, Mr. Palmaccio shows no signs of slowing down.

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Sheldon Kaplan ’66: Adolescent Psychologist on the Frontline of COVID-19

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Dr. Sheldon Kaplan ’66 is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist who has been on the front line for children and teenagers coping with the stress of COVID-19.

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Pine Crest School Journalism Students Connect with Alumni in New York City

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 20, 2020 at 4:32 PM

In March of 2019, 13 Upper School student journalists traveled to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention. Before the conference, students had the opportunity to meet with Pine Crest alumni who work in media-related careers in the City. The alumni offered tours of their offices, spoke about their career paths, and answered students’ questions about working in media. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their Pine Crest experiences and reflecting upon what makes the School so special.

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Topics: Alumni, 2019, pine crest alumni, journalism, The Magazine

Pine Crest School Alumnus Launches Feed the Front Line

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 26, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Ben Schecter ’14 has always enjoyed making a positive impact on others’ lives.

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Pine Crest Upper School Journalists Meet Alumnus Grant Gittlin ’04

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2020 at 2:23 PM

by Connor Norris ’21

In March of 2019, 13 Upper School student journalists traveled to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention. Before the conference, students had the opportunity to meet with Pine Crest alumni who work in media-related careers in the City. The alumni offered tours of their offices, spoke about their career paths, and answered students’ questions about working in media. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their Pine Crest experiences and reflecting upon what makes the School so special.

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Topics: Upper School, Alumni, 2019, pine crest school, pine crest alumni

Jared Browarnik ’12 and Brandon Halim ’14: Opening Roads at TheTake.AI

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

by Daniel Hennelly ’21, Ilana Hutzler ’20, Karene Hermon ’21, and Jade Klacko ’21

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Topics: Innovation, Upper School, Alumni, 2019, pine crest alumni

Pine Crest Alumni Family Works to Transform Senior Care in the Face of COVID-19

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 10, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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Pine Crest Alumna and Emergency Medicine Physician Adapts to Intensive COVID-19 Care

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 14, 2020 at 2:32 PM

“Pine Crest truly gave me a strong foundation to deal with whatever life throws my way,” according to Dr. Kim Donaldson ’90.

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Pine Crest Alumna Goes the Extra Mile Caring for COVID-19 Patients and Healthcare Colleagues

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 7, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Six months ago, Nicole Urban ’14 could not have imagined herself working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her role, Nicole works as a nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at New York Medical Center caring for patients with life-threatening neurological issues.  

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