At a very young age, actress Julie Bowen stood on the Calvert School stage reciting lines for her class play. She had studied the script, memorized the lines, and learned how to project to her audience. Calvert students continue to immerse themselves in their annual class play, a ritual that teaches them not only about the stage but also about the value of public speaking and the joy of collaborating on a creative project. Julie Bowen did not know then that she would grow up to become a famous film and television actress, winner of two Emmy Awards. Or maybe she did. For Julie Bowen, it started at Calvert School.