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Leelanau School

Alumni & Friends

ALUMNI REUNION – Learn more about this annual event

Attending our annual reunions are just one way for Leelanau School alumni & friends to stay in touch.

Attending our annual reunions are just one way for Leelanau School Alumni to stay in touch.

We welcome Leelanau School Alumni & Friends in all forms to come and visit our campus at any point in the year. We love seeing visitors when we are out and about. Please contact our Alumni Office at 231-334-5800 to set up a time to reconnect.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter to keep up with all the exciting things going on at Leelanau. There is so much to be amazed about at this great school.  We want to hear and share your news and help you connect with each other.
On Facebook recently, Leelanau graduates answered this question: 

“Alumni – what do you miss the most after you leave The Leelanau School?”

 Here are some of their answers:

“Beauty.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Jonathan Kurtz

“I second this response.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Jay Perkins

“The food.” –Bill McLaughlin

“I always think back to the beauty of the creek, the woods, the ski hill, the lake and beach, and the smell of northern Michigan! The term ‘God’s Country’ basically fits.”2020欧洲杯在线投注–Dee Anderson Tarpoff, ’64

“Caring administrators and teachers in an awe inspiring natural setting.” –Jeff Zimmerman

“Dee and Jeff took my words, but I’ll add the friends I made and have stayed in touch with, especially through email and Facebook.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Corky Foster

“The Crystal River.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Dave Murrell

“The natural beauty…”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –H. Hope O’Quinn Hana

“Friends—So long ago, so far away…” –Edward Barry

“Independence in a safe environment allowing me to explore my life and the future with a few remarkable guides. The school’s setting enhanced and expanded both my exploration and my appreciation for the natural world.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Bob Zimmerman

“I wish I had said this. In 10th grade my class had 600 plus. I was a fish in the ocean. At Leelanau I could do all!!” –H. Hope O’Quinn Hana

“Friends and teachers that were like family to me.” –Jen Kikendall-Wilkinson

“I agree completely.” –Jeni Sjoquist

“Leelanau changed the trajectory of my life and gave me the time, tools, knowledge, space, and encouragement to be possible and grateful…and successful.” –Catherine Graham

“I missed the water all around me; the sense of place, rootedness and predictability; and the uniquely safe space to grow emotionally. I also now miss being compelled to get out and do something active every day, even if I did not appreciate the sports/activity program at the time.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Sonja Dean

“Sunsets on Lake Michigan.” –Todd Jaremko

“The fun, feeling like you’re in college at age 13.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Doug Fernbacher

“The peaceful quiet after a heavy snowfall, the sunsets, friendships.” –Beth Taylor

“Walking on Alligator Hill in the snow and the quiet, discovering deer beds and seeing porcupines in the trees.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Melissa Richter Ayers

“The wonderful people, the natural beauty, and falling asleep to the sound of the waves.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Janice Winemiller Turner

“I miss the beauty, the sense of community, walking along the beach during any season, Sleeping Bear, and so much more. Just a lovely place with lovely people and a culture unique to Leelanau.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Jeni Sjoquist

“The food!” –A.J. McAlear

“I also miss the skunk by Pinebrook. It was fairly tame and never sprayed. We often saw it in the morning around dusk, rooting around the leaves. It was super cute.” –Sonja Dean

“Norm Wheeler!” –Anna Harrison Hjortsberg

“Absolutely! Norm you are one of a kind. I remember going to Art’s Tavern for a lesson on inertia and momentum via the pool table and many other unconventional methods of teaching. How many schools are there where you can honestly say that you LOVE your teachers and mean it in the familial sense, knowing that they are investing genuine interest in you as a whole person? I’d say very few schools and fewer teachers. Truly a family and life was terrific. ‘Wherever you go there you are!’ –Buckaroo Buckaroo Banzai via ‘Uncle Norm.’ That quote also applies to the people and places you hold dear to your heart.”2020欧洲杯在线投注 –Jeni Sjoquist

“A more appropriate question would be what don’t you miss because I miss it all…. Wheels, Blondia, Karner teaching bio in a head stand on the edge of my desk, the beauty, sense of constant inner peace, the Crystal River, dinner with my boys (Davin and Rob of course), Fiffy hounding me about something, and most importantly knowing that I’ll always have a place where I belong. Leelanau is simply home. As ‪Norm Wheeler‬‬ would say ‘Viva La Leelanau!’ Always and forever.” –Trisha Smith Kozlik


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Alumni News & Memories

We have more than 2,500 living alumni and we are proud of each of you!

  • Tell us your story and add to our Alumni News & Memories.

    The Leelanau School Featured Alumni News & Memories Page was created to provide insight into our school and to serve as inspiration to all future students and parents.

     

    Our alumni exemplify how experiential, hands-on learning in an environment of acceptance, prepares all Leelanau School students to travel their own paths in life and enjoy a diversity of experiences and successes.

Thank you and we look forward to reading all about you!

Featured Alumni

We will regularly profile our alumni on this site. Thank you for submitting your information!
  • Where you grew up or lived when you were a student at Leelanau School
  • For example, Michigan State University, B.S., Agriculture
  • Describe what you do outside the work day.
  • Share yours and if you don't have one, we will try to provide one for you.

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