Junior Michelle Ding takes photos at the Camden Aquarium during the Fish Club’s field trip on November 30. Joe Lynch ’24
Our yearbook staff—combining forces with the Panther Press staff since August—has collected well over 10,000 photos during the calendar year 2022. With only 240 pages in each edition of the Haven Yearbook, most of these photos are never published. We try to share as many photos as possible on our SmugMug account, but managing the photography workflow of a slew of volunteer student photographers is a monumental task.
It is an equally monumental task to identify one or two photos from each month that represent the best of our work in 2022. But every publication I read is flooding its feed with ‘photos of the year,’ and I’m feeling a little FOMO… so I’ve decided to try.
Please know that this is only a sampling of some of the photos that this adviser remembers fondly—often as much due to the circumstances of the photo as to the quality of the photo itself.
I couldn’t be prouder of the progress that our student photographers have made as a team over the last several years. It’s been a remarkable journey—compare our SmugMug from 2019-2020 to this year’s collection to see what I mean.
Okay, here goes. -KP
BOOSTING EACH OTHER UP | Members of the varsity cheerleading team compete at PIAA states for the first time in program history on January 28. The team came home with a proud fifteenth place finish, and high hopes of returning to states again in the future. Marin Lent ’22
A LOVING SNEAK ATTACK | Principal Dr. Greg Hilden is cornered by the Silvertones during the Singing Valentines on February 11. The all-day marathon of pink and red—including heart-shaped glasses, pink costumes, and blushes of laughter—returned for the first time since 2019 to fundraise for the Silvertones’ upcoming trip. Jack Henry ’23
SMILES OF PRIDE | Unified Bocce team coach Ms. Sarah Holt, senior Ryan Connor, and coach Mr. David Velardi pose for a photo at the state competition on March 22. The team placed fourth at states. Nikki MacDonald ’23
Too much happened in March to just choose one photo…
NEW TRADITION | Joyce Huang ’22 dances in traditional Chinese attire at the first International Day celebration on March 24. Huang, who also served as a senior editor for the Haven Yearbook, co-organized the new event with Zach Suico ’23. Video here. Rory Simmons ’22
FIERCE COMPETITION | Danny McLaughlin ’24 competes in hurdles at the Haverford meet on April 2. Sylvan Prey-Harbaugh ’23
MEMORY CARDS DIE, BUT MEMORIES LAST FOREVER | Kai Lincke ’22 takes photos at the Spring Fling on April 29. Too many photos to count in our yearbook collections from 2019 through 2022 were taken by Lincke, who led both the yearbook and newspaper staffs in 2021-2022. But on this ill-fated day, Lincke’s SD card failed to record photos, so we’re glad to have backups from Rory Simmons ’22 and Zoe Feinberg ’22.
BOSS LADIES | Ashley Bellamy ’22 performs at center stage, displaying her energetic moves during Dance Haven’s recreation of “Boss Ladies” from the reality TV show “Dance Moms.” Zoe Feinberg ’22
TEAM BROTHERHOOD | Kevin Morris ’22 embraces a teammate after the varsity boys lacrosse team’s final game against Wissahickon on May 15. Kai Lincke ’22
A DEDICATION FROM THE DEDICATED | Yearbook editors-in-chief Kai Lincke ’22 and Marin Lent ’22 surprise music teacher Mr. Nick Pignataro with the faculty yearbook dedication during Commemoration on June 9. Jess Farhat ’23
GRINS AT GRADUATION | 2022 graduates Jada Oguntomi and Sawyer Bock smile as they await their turns on stage at the Commencement ceremony on June 10. Jess Farhat ’22
We took July 2022 off. We hope you did, too.
ESTABLISHING A TEAM | Sophomore Marilyn Ashley and junior Anyae Poindexter participate join other students in a teambuilding exercise during our first-ever yearbook boot camp, which took place from August 22-25. New and experienced staffers learned the basics of photography, copywriting, and design. Jack Henry ’23
ANALYZING THE GAME | Sophmore Annie Dignazio and coach Gino Miraglia discuss Dignazio’s first goal of the home game against Radnor High School on September 13. Dignazio scored a total of two goals that led Strath Haven to winning that night. “I hope to experience more fun, close, and emotional wins like that,” Dignazio said. This photo was part of a package that earned an honorable mention in sports feature photography at the National High School Journalism Convention for Georgia Gianopulos ’23
ALL SMILES | Kids of the Strath Haven Youth Football program run through the tunnel on King Field. On September 16, members of the program were invited to experience a few of the fun things that come with being on the football team. This photo took third place Best in Show for feature photography at the National High School Convention in St. Louis, MO, marking the first national recognition for a member of our yearbook staff. Congratulations to Kelly Montague ’25
RALLYING CHEERS | The senior section cheers with excitement during the first full-school pep rally since 2019 on October 14. Julia Gray ’23
CELEBRATION | Junior Violet Barton embraces her teammates after she scored a goal during the final quarter of the varsity field hockey game against Lower Merion on October 18, 2022. Georgia Gianopulos ’23
BELLAS WIN THE BATTLE | Junior Addie Sullivan raises her arm in glee on November 3 during the Mini-Thon Lip Sync Battle. Sullivan, along with the other members of the Haven Bellas, won gold with their recreation of the Pitch Perfect Finale song. Bailey Hansen ’24
BLUE SKY ADVENTURES | Junior Michelle Ding and sophomore Kelly Montague enjoy some unexpected summer-like weather in St. Louis, Missouri on November 10. Ding, Montague, and several other journalism staff members participated in an all-day photography workshop during a staff trip to the National High School Journalism Convention from November 9-13. Joe Lynch ’24
PUPPY LOVE | Freshman Keegan Mansor hugs a puppy that jumped onto her lap on December 16 during a puppy visit. Evelynn Lin ’25
FEELING THE MUSIC | Music department chair and choral teacher Mr. John Shankweiler leads the vocal ensembles during the winter concert on December 21. Jack Henry ’23