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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:

Georgianne Stinnett photographing the Maggie L. Walker monument unveiling
  • 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 Thomson (’06) is the Director of Operations for SPARK Schools in Johannesburg, South Africa. Watch her TEDx talk on the state of education in South Africa and how SPARK is doing things differently.  You can also read our profile of Bailey here.
  • ICYMI: We profiled Eileen Wang (’12), who is finishing up a Fulbright in Hangzhou, China.
  • Several MLW/GSGIS alumni attended the unveiling of the Maggie L. Walker monument on Saturday, July 15.  The large crowd also included many graduates of the original Maggie L. Walker High School, like recently-retired MLWGS Head of Security Irvin Charles.  Photography teacher Georgianne Stinnett was there photographing the occasion.  Jackie Kruszewski (’02) estimated the crowd at 600 in her write-up of the unveiling for Style.  She also wrote a great article about Melvin Jones, a 1971 graduate of Maggie L. Walker High School, who has been the champion of the monument project for years and is finally seeing his vision come to fruition.

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