The History of the Schutz American School
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YOUR STORIES and PHOTOS
Melissa C Watson Walther – 1966 / 67
I attended Schutz in Alexandria, Egypt in 1966/1967 with my sister, Cheryl K Watson. This was during the 1967 conflict with Israel so I was unable to return the following year when I transferred to the International Quaker School Beverwerd in Werkhoven, Holland. I graduated from The American School in Switzerland located … read more
Gib McGill’s Notecards Used to Raise Funds ..
A project to raise funds for the special reunion to celebrate the 90th year of Schutz School was identified by Jane Meloy, Ruth Nolin, George Meloy and Jean Schutz. Gib McGill was asked to prepare scenes that could be used for notecards to be sold. Read more here…
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DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOURSELF?
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18 – Back Row – Carolyn Kraft, Kathy Ammon, ? / Front Row – Doy Sands, Roberta Glim, Marybeth Neeley
21- Front – Gene Ammon, Lou Ann Purvis, ?, Ann McGill, Janie Walters, Ruth Ammon, ?, Maybe Sarah Baker, and Mary Lou Meloy. Middle Row – Ann McGeogh, Len Millison, Gib McGill, Jean Stultz, Willard and Pat Acheson, Ada Margaret Hutchinson, Back Row – Ron Walters, ? George Meloy and ?
42 – French class on the b-ball court, 1965-1966 – left to right – Christian Ayoub, Professor, Ruth Sandilands, Carolyn Ainley, Chloe Swart, Alice Meloy, Bruce Yount. Info sent in by Charlotte Weaver-Gelzer
47 – In this picture, the row to the far right, I think the first boy, closest to the camera, is my brother, David. Because the location looks like Assiut, the picture is from Spring 1956 or earlier. (Didn’t the school move to Alexandria after that?) The boy next to David might be Ed Pollock? Next to him perhaps Frank Watkins, then one of the McClanahan boys? In the row to the left, the first boy appears left-handed (watch on right wrist) and might be the one who drew cars and other things so impressively (Bill …?). Next to him, Charles Watkins? Then another McClanahan boy? I don’t recognize the last three boys. Could one of them be Kenny Cook? – Rebecca Ammon >>>>> This picture is from Assiut, probably the Fall of 1955. In the front row, right to left, I see Charles Watkins, Bill McGill, Paul McClanahan (?), myself (tipping forward), then an obscured figure (probably Gib McGill), and on the far end, David Webb. Back row: Lee Lafont, Ed Pollock, Frank Watkins, Kim McGill, and at the end David Ammon. (His face is faint and blends with the background – find the hair first.) – W. Glenn Jamison
48 – Perhaps ask alumni from the classes 1962-1965. The woman might have taught in the 1950’s at Schutz/Assiut, the PMI Girls School/Assiut, or have been a nurse at the hospital there. Hope this helps! – Rebecca Ammon >>>>> The girl in this picture looks like Margie Roy, but not sure. – W. Glenn Jamison
49 – This pic is so out of focus or old that my id can’t be 100% but I think that I’m the blondie gangsta stance on the right. The guy on the left front could be Joe Roode and the tall, dark haired, face hidden in the back might be Glenn Jamieson. I’m probably the kid back row right with the poor squat form in PE class. That photo must have been taken in Schutz’s Assiut days – Lee La Font. >>>>> Brings it all back! Here’s who I see: This picture is in Alexandria. We are dressed in suits and ties, carrying books (?Bibles). Lee Lafont on the left is carrying his under his right arm. I’m next, face obscured, with mine in my left hand. I don’t recognize the third fellow in the rear with dark glasses on (?Eero Kaprio perhaps). In front, and moving, appears to be Joe Roode, making it probably Fall of 1960. – W. Glenn Jamison
PHOTOS FROM THE 90’s
PHOTOS FROM THE 60’s
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BOOK OF OUR LIVES – Schutz American School, Alexandria Egypt, 2nd Printing, 1997. Scanned and Formatted by Ed Nicholas, 2015
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American Evangelicals in Egypt by, Heather Sharkey, who graduated from Princeton and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, has written a fine book on the history of the American Mission in Egypt.
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THE SEARCH FOR THE OMM SETY by, Jonathan Cott – The story of one woman’s search for the previous life she led in ancient Egypt, written by a Rolling Stone and New Yorker journalist.
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