Alumni Spotlight – Sarah Bufolge Pitzen

Periodically, we highlight one of our many alums doing extraordinary things! Enjoy this update from Sarah Bufolge Pitzen, Brookstone Class of 2002, currently living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sarah Bufolge Pitzen, Class of 2002 University of Georgia – B.S. in Psychology; Minor in Spanish and Art History Eastern Virginia Medical School – M.S. in Art Therapy What are you doing now? I have been with The Up Center, a non-profit human services agency, for the past 8 years serving in various roles but primarily as a Clinical Services Supervisor in the Outpatient Counseling department. We are currently embarking on an exciting adventure as we plan to open a military family clinic in partnership with the Cohen Veterans Network, which was founded by philanthropist Steven A. Cohen. As Lead Clinician, I will oversee a team of clinicians to provide evidence-based therapies to veterans and their family members to treat a variety of mental health problems including PTSD, anxiety, depression, adjustment to civilian life, anger, grief and loss, family dynamics, transitional challenges, relationship problems, and child behavioral problems. The Cohen Veterans Network is anticipating our clinic to be one of the highest utilized clinics of all the CVN clinics across the nation due to the strong military presence in our community. The Hampton Roads area is home to one of the world’s largest populations of military personnel, as it is home to the largest Naval base in the world as well as the […]

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Page One Winners 2018

Last night was a great night for Brookstone at the Page One awards! Congratulations to our Page One winners, Hannah Mattson, Athletics, and Mason Gillespie, Drama, and to our runners-up, Carly Cline, English, Ridley Hudson, Journalism, and Emma Yancey, Social Sciences. The Page One Awards program was originated in 1976 by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and remains one of the most high-profile, prestigious award ceremonies in the region. Recognizing high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary achievement, exceptional character, service, leadership, and scholarship, students are nominated in 14 categories and hail from all area high […]

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Senior Spotlight – Princess Ali

It’s not often that we have our current students featured in a national magazine, but we celebrate them when it happens! Congratulations to senior Princess Ali, who was featured recently in the online version of Teen Vogue for her artistic endeavors. Ali plans to continue her pursuit of art after graduation as she plans to attend Savannah College and Art and Design in the fall.  Congratulations, Princess! Read the full story here! https://www.teenvogue.com/story/sweetmutuals-beauty-routines-on-instagram

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Spring is in the Air!

This past week was spectacular on our campus! The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and everything beautiful about spring was in the air! As we prepared for the annual Spring Arts Festival, our fabulous fine arts department brought art and music outside for everyone to enjoy! So classes of all kinds ventured outdoors, relishing the warmer weather, and learning from the beautiful environment that makes up our campus. It also was time for our third annual Market on the Quad! Gorgeous flowers and delicious homemade goods were on […]

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Spring Break Trip to Oxford, England!

Our students were BUSY over Spring Break! Many were traveling with families or enjoying a staycation at home, but one special group of seniors was able to go on the 19th annual trip to Oxford, England and stay at the Spencer House. The Spencer House on Woodstock Road in Oxford, England is owned by Columbus State University.  The purchase of the house was made possible through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. J. Kyle Spencer, loyal supporters of both CSU and Brookstone School.  In 2010, through guidance from Interim Headmaster […]

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New York Trip to Carnegie Hall

Our students were busy over spring break (more blog posts to follow!) But one trip, in particular, gave some of our Upper School students the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall! Karen Hearn, Brookstone Music Director, began rehearsing with 16 students in January for the Children of Peace concert held in Carnegie Hall. Hours and hours of rehearsals were held after school to prepare for this performance. The Brookstone students joined with five other schools from New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, and […]

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2019 Literary Meet

The 2019 A Private Literary Meet was held on our campus this week, and we were honored to host three other schools (St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School, Trinity Christian School, and Wesleyan School) for the event. Under the tutelage of coach Anna Flournoy, the Brookstone team represented our school well with several moving on to the next level! Overall 2019 A Private Literary Meet winner: Co-Champions Wesleyan School and Brookstone. The following Brookstone students will be competing at State: Sean Myers (Oral Presentation – Humorous, 1st place) Ayo Oloyede (Oral Presentation […]

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