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!!!

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

none of the above

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

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


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

Living under an enormous canopy of old-growth trees

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Nancy and I were in school together "from the beginning" and lived just houses from each other (1100 and 1200 blocks of Ashland).  I remember her as being a kind and gentle soul.  My condolences to her family.  


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