Students, teachers travel as fans

Alumni, faculty, and students voyaged to Beijing to cheer on family, friends, and former students at the Olympic Games.

Among the crowd were President Thomas C. Hudnut, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, director of publications Terry Baris, and coaches Darlene Bible and Kim Hieatt.

Eric Arzoian ’09 attended fencing matches in Beijing with his sister Rebecca ’05. Eric, already a globetrotting fencer himself, has friends on the U.S. Olympic team, including silver medalist Jason Rogers.

“It was great to see our team do unexpectedly well,” Eric said. “It was inspiring to see, especially because I hope to eventually compete in the Olympics.”

Hudnut attended the sabre semifinal match with Arzoian, where the U.S. men’s sabre team made a miraculous comeback against Russia to advance to the gold medal match.

He said he also got in touch with many alumni at the Olympic games.

Lisa Feigenbaum ’00, a former softball player for Harvard-Westlake and Harvard College, traveled to Beijing to cheer on a friend on the silver medal winning U.S. softball team.

Also in attendance were Taylor Megdal ’97, Kirsten Segal ’05 and Charlie Melvoin ’05.