Monthly Archives: July 2017

Grant Spotlight: Kori Mosley & Tres Culturas

July 31, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Foundation has reserved $35,000 for professional development for the MLWGS faculty.  Kori Mosley recently returned from a workshop called “Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe & Albuquerque.”  Kori teaches Art I, Art II, and Art III, and is the sponsor for Art Club and for the […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: July 22, 2017

July 29, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 22, 2017: SYFY WIRE talked to comic writer Marguerite Bennett (’06) about her upcoming projects, which include Batwoman, Bombshells, Insexts, Animosity, and Josie and the Pussycats.  Nerdist also ran an interview with her this week. William & Mary School of Education graduate student Hannah […]

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour

July 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The next Richmond-area alumni happy hour will be held Thursday, August 10 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Triple Crossing location in Fulton (5203 Hatcher St. Richmond, VA 23231). RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jocelyn Powelson (’10)

July 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Jocelyn Powelson (’10) was particularly interested in the advanced math classes and the variety of foreign languages offered at Maggie Walker. She remembers noticing on her shadow day the “intellectual curiosity that the students embodied,” and decided to commit to joining the MLWGS Class of 2010. Of her time at Governor’s […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Isshin Teshima (’07)

July 24, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Isshin Teshima (’07) had his high school options narrowed down to Midlo IB, Clover Hill Math/Sci, and MLWGS. During his Shadow Day at Maggie Walker, he was paired with Turner Payne (’04). “I’ll never forget how nice everyone was that day from the students all the way to the teachers in […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of July 15, 2017

July 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 15, 2017: Alumni couple Alice Hsieh (’05) and Carlton Forbes (’05) married on July 15, 2017.  They have been a couple since their junior year of high school.  Alice is an attorney at Miller & Chevalier in DC, and Carlton will begin clerking for […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Gibson (’10)

July 20, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Tyler Gibson (’10) wasn’t sure he wanted to come to Maggie Walker, but he decided to make the leap and try it out. He ended up particularly enjoying his classes with Mrs. Williams, Mr. O’Bryan, Ms. Arnold, and Mr. White. As a senior, he had to choose between the United States […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Joya Carlton (’98)

July 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Before she was appearing in The New York Times and Vogue, Joya Carlton was a member of the “last of the great, class of ’98,” the freshmen class that gave GSGIS its first ever full set of freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes.  “I know everyone always talks about how disorganized it was or what […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: July 8, 2017

July 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 8, 2017: Nathan Conway (’06) is part of the team that opened Brenner Pass in Scott’s Addition this summer. Julia Ball (’18) is the bassist and vocalist for Infinite Monkey Theorem, an all-teenage band that is “making its mark on Richmond’s music scene.” Bailey […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour

July 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

DC-area alumni!  Join us at Board Room (1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009) on Thursday, August 24 starting at 5:30 PM. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Alumni Spotlight: Eileen Wang (’12)

July 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Eileen Wang (’12) remembers deciding to go to Maggie Walker because of its reputation for challenging gifted students and preparing them for college.  “The best part of Maggie Walker,” Eileen says, “Besides the great community and caring teachers, was being able to get out of my local area, explore Richmond and meet people from other […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of July 1, 2017

July 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 1, 2017: For the Fourth, NPR talked to Smithsonian historian Theresa McCulla (’00) about how the story of beer is the story of America. We love when alumni send in pictures of their impromptu reunions.  Vinson Pierce (’07), Caroline Vines (’09), Scott Clark (’09) […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ross Savedge (’99)

July 7, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Ross Savedge graduated from Governor’s School in 1999.  He remembers the school as “competitive and full of the widest variety of interesting, intelligent students one could ask for.  Teachers and school administration trusted the students, and in return, we liked and trusted them. Everyone was treated with respect.  And everyone was friendly and interesting.”  He also has warm memories […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 24, 2017

July 1, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 24, 2017: Emily Martin (’17) won this year’s Bobby Chandler High School Student Award, which is given to a single high school student in Virginia who has distinguished themselves for historical research and scholarship. Emily received the award for the oral history project she […]

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