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Kate Gerber (1993) and husband Brian Goodykoontz welcomed baby girl Maeve Elizabeth Gerber Goodykoontz on March 24, 2018.



Daniel Lucenti (2001) is an Associate at Ayers Saint Gross, an internationally recognized, employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, interiors and space analytics.

Meredith Hickman (2003) just finished her 6th year teaching, currently a fifth grade teacher in MCPS. Next year, she will finish her Masters in Instructional Technology and be a Certified Media Specialist.

Drew Montemarano (2009) graduated from Notre Dame University in May and is a newly commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the US Army. His next stop is South Korea.



Augustin Basanes (2010), also known as #99 on the Cornell University Football team, graduated in May with a degree in Biology and Society.

Emeka Egwuagu (2010) was selected as one of the Women of William and Mary as part of their yearlong celebration of 100 years of women at the College. She graduated from William and Mary this spring is in her first year of law school at Columbia University.

David Pitts (2011) was selected to present his lab research at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology in mid-March in San Antonio, Texas. David presented the research work he did at the FDA last summer, won a competitive travel award, and gave a lecture to a room full of expert toxicologists.

In Memoriam

Tracy Reese Gibson (1980) passed away in October 2017 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Tracy was the daughter of George and Patricia Reese, Jr, one of three founding families of The Woods Academy. She was the aunt of Tommy (2012), Kevin (2019), and Christian (2020). Her family requested donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in lieu of flowers. If you would like to honor Tracy’s life this way, memorial gifts may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at or 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Peter Rudnicki (2010) passed away on May 25, 2018. Peter was survived by his parents, long time Woods supporters, Dion and Michelle and his brother Dillon (2007) as well as his grandmother and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Since Peter was passionate about baseball and life, his family requested donations to two special organizations in lieu of flowers. If you would like to honor Peter’s life in this way, memorial gifts may be made to either a baseball scholarship in Peter’s memory to the DC Dynasty organization supporting players in underserved Washington DC communities OR in Peter’s name to Virginia Tech. Please select Student Affairs as the area to support, and then include Peter’s name in the Honorary/ Memorial Gifts area.

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