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Suffield grad dies in tragic accident & his roommate is charged with DUI

Parker Regan, graduate of Suffield Academy

A teen who had just graduated from a posh Connecticut boarding school was killed in Montana when he “fell out” of an ATV driven by his drunken former roommate, police said.

Honor-roll student Parker Regan, 19, was killed early Thursday when his ex-roommate, Sinclair Welch, 19, tried and failed to navigate a turn at the luxury Yellowstone Club, a ski and golf resort for millionaires, cops said.

Regan died from his injuries, and Welch was charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence and held on $50,000 bail at the Gallatin County jail in Montana, local news reports said.

Both teens attended the $48,400-a-year Suffield Academy, in Suffield, Conn., and were on vacation at the $18,000-a-year resort — which counts Bill Gates as a member — with Welch’s family.

Welch’s father, Leighton Welch, is the founder of Welch Capital Partners LLC. Regan’s father was a founding partner of the health care consultancy The Chartis Group. Welch was recently named a senior all-star on the boys soccer team, the school’s Web site showed.

“They’re great boys; I adore them,” said a Welch family friend and neighbor.

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This is the feel-bad story of the summer. Listen up my prep school brothers: If you are going to have a few beers and have access to an ATV, just watch some clips of “Jackass” on your iPhone and stay inside. Don’t get behind the wheel.

This story just sucks, and I need to read or see something good and I need to read it yesterday. Where are the photos of the Italian Olympic women’s volleyball team? Here, look at these, quick:

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Another Belichick is coaching. Fear the hoodie.


Phillips Andover grad Amanda Belichick is an assistant coach for the women’s lax team at the Ohio State University. The Buckeyes are at Gillette Stadium to play in a women’s lax event against perennial women’s lax powerhouse Northwestern University (coached by Thayer Academy grad Kelly Amonte Hiller).

The prep tree grows wider, as Amanda Belichick has two brothers who have played prep school lax: Stephen, who played at The Rivers School, and Brian, who played at Suffield.

Check out that stare in the huddle. Does it remind you of anyone?


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Suffield grad moves on to UT-Austin, joins Al Qaeda and then gets blown up.

In this Nov. 18, 2011 photo, the dead body of Moeed Abdul Salam who killed himself with a grenade during a paramilitary raid on his apartment, is is carried by volunteers in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

(AP) Moeed Abdul Salam didn’t descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state’s most respected universities.
But the most unlikely thing about his recruitment was his family: Two generations had spent years promoting interfaith harmony and combating Muslim stereotypes in their hometown and even on national television.

Salam rejected his relatives’ moderate faith and comfortable life, choosing instead a path that led him to work for al Qaeda. His odyssey ended late last year in a middle-of-the-night explosion in Pakistan. The 37-year-old father of four was dead after paramilitary troops stormed his apartment.

Officers said Salam committed suicide with a grenade. An Islamic media group said the troops killed him.

The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Salam’s father was a pilot for a Saudi airline, and the family eventually settled in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Their cream-colored brick home, assessed at nearly $400,000, stands on a corner lot in a quiet, upper-class neighborhood.

The family obtained American citizenship in 1986. Salam attended Suffield Academy in Connecticut, a private high school where tuition and board currently run $46,500. He graduated in 1992.

A classmate, Wadiya Wynn, of Laurel, Md., recalled that Salam played varsity golf, sang in an a cappella group and in the chamber choir, and that he hung out with a small group of “hippie-ish” friends. She thought he was a mediocre student, but noted that just being admitted to Suffield was highly competitive.

This happened in November of last year. How did this not make the news?

Suffield is one of the oldest prep schools in CT. I tried to get more info on their famous alumni from Wikipedia, but it’s blacked out because of that stupid SOPA thing. Instead I found the info from Urban Dictionary, and I think it’s not quite the same: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Suffield%20Academy

Back to Mr. Salam. If you enjoy the privilege of citizenship in this country, and then turn around and try to kill your fellow citizens, dead is how you will probably end up. 

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And we have a winner! NEPSAC football bowl game results

Arthur Valicenti Bowl

Cheshire Academy: 35/Choate: 14

Dan Rorke Bowl

Rye Country Day: 35/Pingree: 14

Jack Etter Bowl

Governor’s Academy: 35/New Hampton: 0

Norm Walker Bowl

Taft: 28/Kent: 18

Tom Flaherty Bowl: 

Suffield: 10/Belmont Hill: 9

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NEPSAC announces football bowl games

Arthur Valicenti Bowl:Choate (7-2) @ Cheshire (8-0), 11/18/2011 @ 7 p.m.

Dan Rorke Bowl:Pingree (7-1) vs. Rye Country Day (9-0) @ Loomis Chaffee, 11/19/2011, Time is TBA

Jack Etter Bowl:New Hampton (7-1) vs. Governor’s Academy (8-0) @ Cushing Academy, 11/18/2011 @ 6 PM

Norm Walker Bowl: Kent School (6-0) at Taft (7-0), 11/19/2011@ 1:45 PM

Tom Flaherty Bowl: Suffield (7-1) vs. Belmont Hill (7-1) @ Worcester Academy, Sat., 11/19/2011, Time is TBA


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