Sarah Braden

Profile Updated: September 1, 2013
Sarah Braden
Residing In: 60654, IL USA
Yes! Attending Reunion
Did you attend New Trier East, or New Trier West?

New Trier East

Who was your favorite teacher at New Trier? Why?

Tie between recently deceased Morris Barefield (Geometry) and Lyle Henderson (History, Soph Year). Mr. Barefield for his grace and patience, Mr. Henderson for instilling in me the love of History. I'll never forget him chuckling over a story about his time in WWII (where he was a Medic, I believe): claimed he blew up a whale that he thought was an enemy Sub; his buddies awarded him a harpoon. English teachers June Todd and Helen Moreau were fabulous as well. I also really liked my Advisor, French teacher Kathleen Dempsey - she was new our freshman year and not much older than us.

Did you inhale?


What is your favorite memory of New Trier?

Hanging out with my friends, and singing with the various musical groups over the years. I feel lucky that I was able to sing under Arline Ream's (Musettes) and Frances Anderson's (Girls Ensemble) guidance. They were definitely "old school" but if I do say so myself, our sound was excellent because of their fastidiousness (word?). I remember my mother talking about Mrs. Ream always having a dress for the various Festivals that had a fabulous back to it, since she knew that was what the Audience would be seeing!

What is your LEAST favorite memory of NT?

P.E. (of course the notorious posture pictures), particularly swim class and the hideous showers.

Did you learn anything at New Trier that later proved to be useful? If so, what?

Learning how to write a term paper! Freshman year at Arizona, that really loomed large when we spent the first semester going over the basics ... yawn. And, of course, learning how to drive - Mr. Krumpelstaedter told me in "Simulator" that I would be a terrible driver - he'd be proud to know I've only had a few tickets over the years!!!

Can you name any of our classmates who have gone on to become well-known actors of stage and screen (both big and small)?

Scott Jaeck, Mark Heidrich,

What was the make and model of the car you drove in HS? Do you ever miss it now?

1967 Cutlass Supreme convertible that was passed down from my sister ... an iconic high school car.

Which of the following can be found in a dark corner of your closet?

none of the above

Who were the starting five players on the NTE basketball team that went downstate in our senior year?

Castino, Allen, Kilimnik? We gals loved going to those games!!

Which Class member was Rookie of the Year for the Minnesota Twins?

John Castino

Which Class member is an actor who in his early days collaborated with Steve Buscemi?

I'm thinking Mark Heidrich

Did your father attend New Trier?


Did your mother attend New Trier?


How do you describe yourself politically?


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Which Junior High did you attend?

Howard (Wilmette)

What higher formal education have you completed?

Bachelor's Degree with major in: History

What institutions of higher learning have conferred a degree upon you?

Lake Forest College (after 3 years at UofA/Tucson)

In which Village did you reside at the time you graduated from New Trier?


While at New Trier, did you participate in the Center for Self-Directed Learning?


The best thing about growing up in the North Shore was . . .

Living under an enormous canopy of old-growth trees

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