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Dani DiPietro '10

Dani participated in and eventually lead the Tulane University's Equestrian team, acting as President from 2012-2014. She placed in the top 10 in the country at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association finals in 2013 and was named the best rider in the region the same year. 

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Jenny Schwartz '11

Jenny received the 2015 Intercollegiate Female Player of the Year award and the Polo Development Individual Excellence Award in the fall of 2016 for her contribution to the sport of polo and extreme dedication to developing programs for the USPA

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Forest Boyce '03

In 2010, Forest finished her apprentice season as one of three Eclipse Award finalists for Apprentice Rider of the Year, won titles at summer and fall meets at Laurel Park, and racked up 129 victories. 

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Crystal Lee ’96 Top 40 Under 40

The theme of the Baltimore Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” Nov. 3, 2016 celebration was “What’s Your Hashtag?” Honoree Crystal Lee’s answer was easy: #leadwithlove. Selected from among Baltimore’s young leaders for the “Top 40 Under 40,” Crystal has been leading with love since 1992 when she enrolled in Garrison Forest as a Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.) student, the nonprofit for which she serves as director of advancement . B.E.S.T. connects Baltimore-area African-American students with financial need to several of the region’s independent schools, offering academic and financial support as well as leadership and character development.

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Eve Pell '54 GFS Hall of Excellence Inductee

Reporter, memoirist, journalism teacher, prison reform activist and gold-medalist, Eve has enjoyed numerous professional and personal accomplishments. After earning her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, Eve turned to political activism and reporting, covering the California prison system for several news outlets. She was a staff reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting, taught journalism at San Francisco State University and has received many awards for her print reporting and television documentaries. She has published several books, among them Maximum Security: Letters from Prison and We Used to Own the Bronx: Memoirs of a Former Debutante, and Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance. Eve's many running awards include achieving first place in California's grueling Dipsea Race and a 2014 Norman Bright Award for excellence in the Dipsea.

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Marjorie "Marty" Moss-Coane '67 GFS Hall of Excellence Inductee

For more than three decades, Marty has been the host and executive producer of Radio Times on National Public Radio (WHYY) in Philadelphia. She began her award-winning career in broadcasting with Voices in the Family, a psychology call-in program that she created and produced based on her experiences as a school counselor and mental health crisis manager in Philadelphia. Marty has also been a substitute host for the national program Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Her balanced, thought-provoking approach to hosting has earned her numerous awards including the 2016 Lucretia Mott Award and a Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association award for Excellence in Public Affairs. Marty received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Temple University. Marty was inducted into the GFS Hall of Excellence in 2017. 

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Sara Bleich '96 GFS Hall of Excellence Inductee

Professor of public health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sara is recognized internationally for her expertise in obesity prevention and control. In 2015, she was appointed as a White House Fellow serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services at the USDA. Sara received her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Public Health Policy from Harvard. Widely published in top public health and medicine journals, Sara has received several awards. Sara served on the GFS Board of Trustees from 2009-2015 and as Strategic Planning Committee Co-chair. Sara was inducted into the Garrison Forest Hall of Excellence in 2017.

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Alice "Ally Lou" Hackney Altstatt '45 GFS Hall of Excellence Inductee

Ally Lou attended Bryn Mawr College and Bucknell University before going on to Vanderbilt School of Medicine where she was the only woman in her class. Ally Lou completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco. She practiced in Hawaii, Washington, D.C. and Bangkok, Thailand. She worked for George Washington University from 1972 until retirement in 1988, after which she promptly volunteered for two tours with the International Red Cross at a surgical hospital for the UN's Khao-I-Dang Cambodian Refugee Camp in Thailand.

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