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Sep 092010
 
Plaque commemorating naming of asteroid in Brendan's honor

Plaque commemorating naming of asteroid in Brendan’s honor

Friends and colleagues from the Summer Science program have made certain that Brendan’s name will live on – in space. In September 2010, the asteroid formerly known as “2004TO367” was officially renamed “223877 Kutler.”

The Summer Science Program is held on the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M., and at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.
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Jun 132010
 

hw-sskutler01 The last six months have seen many tributes to Brendan Kutler, a member of the senior class who died in his sleep in December. But perhaps the most unique tribute of all began at 5:30 a.m. on June 2, when eight seniors climbed atop the wooden pergola outside of Seaver and built a pirate ship in Kutler’s honor.

The group christened their creation the “S.S. Kutler,” painting the name on both ends of the ship. The campus flagpole, around which the ship is built, now boasts a mast and a pirate flag below the American flag. An anchor hangs below the ship, through the pergola.

The project was the brainchild of Joey Rafidi ’10 and Robert Reeves ’10. Reeves came up with the idea of building a pirate ship on the pergola over a year ago, and he and Rafidi planned out the project.
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May 102010
 
Andrew Berman, 2010 winner of the Brendan Kutler Sportsmanship Award.

Andrew Berman, 2010 winner of the Brendan Kutler Sportsmanship Award.

Andrew Berman is the 2010 winner of the Brendan Kutler Sportsmanship Award.

In 2010 the Harvard-Westlake Boys Tennis Team named their annual sportsmanship award in honor of Brendan Kutler. Brendan was a team member for several seasons, and was himself the recipient of the sportsmanship trophy in 2008 and 2009.