Anita Straub Darrow '38 & John Darrow '65 (1996)

Gilbert and Sullivan phraseology is most appropriate for members of the Darrow Dynasty, which includes many of their sisters and their cousins and their aunts. As a student, Anita Straub played the violin for "Pirates of Penzance" while Bill Darrow played oboe, and from those early days on, Onnie's service on behalf of NSCDS has seemed almost instinctual.
Gilbert and Sullivan phraseology is most appropriate for members of the Darrow Dynasty, which includes many of their sisters and their cousins and their aunts. As a student, Anita Straub played the violin for "Pirates of Penzance" while Bill Darrow played oboe, and from those early days on, Onnie's service on behalf of NSCDS has seemed almost instinctual.

As one friend put it, "She has been just so much a part of everything." With tenacity and creativity, she has been finding housing for international students, supporting musical events, organizing reunions and other alumni programs, working with the "senior" class, organizing an endowment fund in memory of Karla Landau, generally singing the glory of NSCDS anywhere and everywhere.

Onnie's son, John, refurbished the class rep system as an active member of the Alumni Association for many years. When he became Chairman of the Board of Trustees, he brought a deep understanding of North Shore's history as an alumnus himself, the son of two alumni, the brother of four, and the father of one. He also brought clarity of thought, sound judgment, and wry humor that lightened even the most difficult times. NSCDS would not be thriving as it is today without his loyalty and leadership. "What a very singularly deep young man this deep young man must be."

From the depths of my gratitude, it is a great pleasure to honor Onnie and John Darrow for their long and loving service to North Shore Country Day School.

Presented by Julia L. Hall, Head of School
Friday, December 22, 1995
1996 Award
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