Each week, The Silver Summary will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.
Laurie (Frankston) Lagstein
What years did you attend The Silver Academy?
First grade through ninth grade. Uh that would be about 1980 and forward
Where did you grow up in Harrisburg?
Parkside Lane at Italian Lake.
Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?
Harrisburg High School
Where do you live now?
What do you do?
Attend ulpan, make Shabbat dinner, walk on the beach, eat sushi, attend shiurim, throw parties. A touch different than my prior career as a litigator.
What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?
Recess, of course. Miss Koplivitz's class. She was an exuberant teacher.
Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?
All the girls...Robin Ansel, Marcia Cohen, Ricci Rubin, Mindy Morrison...who am I missing?
What was your favorite school lunch?
Mrs. Gardner's mac and cheese.
How many times were you sent to the principal's office?
Never ever ever. My brother Arny took all the available time slots.
What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?
When I was in second grade, I returned home from school and complained to my mother
That my Hebrew teacher, Mr. Dimont, kept calling me Lola the Bear. Mom called the school
...for the last time in my academic life...because my mother discovered that what Mr. Dimont said to me was, "lo lidabare." לא לדבר!
What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?
Eat Mrs. Gras' tuna sandwiches with my friends...
Loved the pool and the gym. Also bowling.