ACSAA Scholarship Awards 2018

This year´s recipients of the Iris Lestani Scholarship and the Jim Gill and Claudia Cansler Zaunbrecher Award were awarded at the Lincoln Graduation Ceremony held on June 16th. We were all fortunate enough to have Mr. Gregory Dayton Mohl of Class of 1971, and Ms. Iris Lestani present at the ceremony to award the deserving recipients.

Gregory Dayton Mohl graduated from Lincoln in 1971 and went on to pursue his passion for acting.  He gained local notoriety for having played Superman in 1994 for the local comedy special, Cha Cha Cha.  He went on to perform in several films including his portrayal of Her Muller in the 1996 film El Hombre que Capturó a Eichmann.  Among his credits Gregory is also known for having performed alongside Robert Duvall in the 2002 film,  Assasination Tango.

Gregory Dayton Mohl, Class of 1971 & Iris Lestani

We want to congratulate  Andrea Kim and Malen Iglesias for being awarded this scholarship and we welcome them into our alumni community.  We also want to thank Gregory Dayton Mohl, our very own Superman who represented ACSAA as our speaker at this year´s graduation.

Andrea Kim & Iris Lestani

Malen Iglesias & Iris Lestani

The presentation of the Awards

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Not so old school…

Can you play spot the teacher?  Our new Superintendent, Michael Martell has been doing some spring cleaning in his office. In the process he found some pictures which he has kindly shared with us.  Don’t miss this look back to the late 90s.

Do you have any old photos to share with us?  Be sure to send them our way!

 

 

In the center Mark Trumphold and all HS staff

In the center Mark Trumphold and all HS staff

Susannah Miller and others

Susannah Miller and others

Nancy Lopez

Nancy Lopez

Cathy Berghan

Cathy Berghan

Mercedes di Paola, Marina Melo y Maria P.

Mercedes di Paola, Marina Melo y Maria P.

Graciela Liotta & Iris Lestani

Graciela Liotta & Iris Lestani

Gaby Dobson

Gaby Dobson

Alejandra Guerrero & Hugo Otero

Alejandra Guerrero & Hugo Otero

 

Lincoln Profiles Revisited: Charles Yatman

During our winter break we wanted to revisit one of our Alumni Profiles to share an update.  Commander Charles Yatman (Class of 1948) was recently honored by the US Ambassador to Argentina, Mr. Noah Mamet for his with with The American Legion.  Congratulations Charles! We are proud to have you among us!

Charles Yatman is one of Lincoln’s most active Alumni members, with one of the most interesting stories.   Charles came to Lincoln, when it was still the American Community School and American Grammar and High School.  It was dependent of the Methodist “Ward School” one of the most recognized private schools in Bs. As. during the 1940s.  He is a member of the American Grammar & High School graduating class of 1948, having experienced High School in one of the most interesting times of the 20th century.

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Charles was born on October 10th, 1930 in Philadelphia to Paul and Evora Yatman.  Paul, an American, met his wife Evora in Uruguay during a trip to Latin America in the late 1920’s.  By the 1930’s, Charles was a young boy and his family had been transferred to Buenos Aires.  His father, Paul, was working for the Swift Company and decided to move the family to Argentina. They went back and forth between La Plata and the US before they finally settled in Buenos Aires, where they found their home in the neighborhood of Belgrano.  Charles began attending the American Community School (ACS), which at the time was located in Belgrano R, near a busy train station.

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In the early 1940’s many Europeans had immigrated to Argentina from Western Europe to find a home away from World War II.  At the time, the population at ACS was mainly comprised of Europeans, Americans and

Argentines, as well as other nationalities yielding a very diverse community, especially considering the times.  Charles was at the center of it, with his dual nationality.

He was an accomplished young man from an early age, excelling in many clubs and organizations at AGHS.  Many key student roles are mentioned in Charles’ list of accomplishments, from Senior Class Business Manager, Managing Editor of the Southern Star, to being class president his Freshman and Sophomore year, as well as winning the McWilliams Peace Essay Award.  The list goes on to mention various clubs that Charles’ participated in.  Social life at the time was anchored around AGHS as well as the American Club and the YMCA, where Charles was a member of the ever popular “Hi-Yi Club” at the time.

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As an active young adult, he went to Wharton School in Pennsylvania, where is studied Business. After taking a short sabbatical to Buenos Aires in1952, Charles joined the US Army and worked in the Public Information office.   He then worked for Chesebrough-Ponds Company in the Latin American division.  As part of the development branch of the company, Charles lived in various countries throughout Latin America including Mexico, and Colombia amongst shorter stints in other nearby countries.  By the 1960’s Charles was transferred to the Asia division, after which he decided to return on the US and work for the VF Corp. in North Carolina, and eventually returned to Latin America.  He career in the 1980’s took as General Manager took him to Europe,where he settled into this role both in Spain and then Portugal.  Nevertheless, Latin America, still called to him, and before retiring Charles’ finished his career back in the Latin American markets.

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Retired, but never slowing down, Charles made his retirement years all about his passion for kayaking.  His accomplishments as a commodore include being a member of the Board of the International Canoe Federation, as well as Honorary President of the Pan-American Canoe Federation and a member of the Executive Committee at the Asociacion Confederada de Deportes Panamericanos.

Today, Charles lives part of the year in the US, and part in his beloved Buenos Aires.  He is one of our most valuable Alumni members.  True to form, he is always ready to lead, help, organize and get us all moving!

Thank you Graciela!

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Graciela Liotta with her son, Juan Pablo at the 75th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

Graciela Liotta first came to Lincoln with her family in 1955 when her father began working as the Lincoln Head of Maintenance.  It was at the age of 18 that Graciela began working as HS Secretary at Lincoln, a role that she kept until 2003, when she moved to the MainReception desk.

Many alumni will remember her years in the HS Office with great fondness. Her warmth and kindness was ever present as we rushed into the office with desperate pleas for excused hall passes and tardy slips!  These last few years Graciela’s welcoming smile has taken up residence in the center of our campus, in the Main Reception area, greeting new arrivals, attending to Lincoln visitors and wishing departing families well.

Today, after 58 years and 4 months of service to Lincoln, Graciela is retiring.  We wish Graciela and her family much love and the best of luck in this new and exciting time in her life, where she will be assuming the role of fulltime grandmother!

Do you have a message for Graciela?  Please visit our ACS Facebook site to leave your comments.