Monthly Archives: August 2017

First Freshmen Parent Welcome Event

August 29, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our first freshmen parent welcome event on the evening of August 28.  In addition to the freshmen parents, we were happy to host several current and alumni parents, as well as alumni and current students who were there to share their thoughts about their experience with the school. Dr. […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour: August 24, 2017

August 28, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended the DC alumni happy hour at The Board Room on August 24!  We had a great showing of about 25 alumni ranging from the Class of 1996 to the Class of 2007.  At least one alumna was in town from Baltimore, and many more trekked in from the Maryland […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 19, 2017

August 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 19, 2017: WIRED met Mk. III, the 16 foot tall, 12 ton robot built by Gui Cavalcanti (’04)’s startup, MegaBots. Cheta Emba (’11) is a member of the USA Women’s Rugby team that played in the Rugby World Cup seminfinal against New Zealand on […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Carson Brown (’13)

August 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

How do MLWGS students choose where to apply to college and ultimately where to attend? How do they handle the transition from high school to college?  What are their experiences at the colleges they end up choosing?  Our youngest alumni have the freshest perspectives on college applications, admissions, and selection.  We talked to Carson Brown […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 12, 2017

August 19, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 12, 2017: Kent Rollins (’14) is the co-founder and CEO of Candid Campus Tours, a Williamsburg-based company that offers one-on-one, personalized, behind-the-official-tour-scenes look at campus life led by students at the school.  Read about it in the RTD. Cheta Emba (’11) is playing for […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jack Christian (’97)

August 17, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Jack Christian (’97) was a member of Governor’s School’s third graduating class, which will be gathering this October for its 20th reunion.  What are Jack’s memories of GSGIS in its early days?  “Mostly what I remember was eating lunch outside and the relative freedom we had compared to my friends who went to regular high […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Wong (’15)

August 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

How do MLWGS students choose where to apply to college and ultimately where to attend? How do they handle the transition from high school to college? Our youngest alumni have the freshest perspectives on college applications, admissions, and selection. Ben Wong (’15) is one example. He is getting ready to start his junior year at […]

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2017 Reunions – ALL Alumni

August 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Join us for our annual post-Fall Festival alumni event at Bottoms Up on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8 PM – late.  All alumni from any graduation year are invited to welcome the reunion classes back to town.  Pizza and other snacks will be provided, cash bar.  RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 5, 2017

August 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 5, 2017: Thanks to everyone who came to our August 2017 RVA alumni happy hour!  We were glad to have local alumni as well as two alumni in from way out of town: Elizabeth Davidson (’07) from Nairobi and Elizabeth Kimball (’03) from Berlin. […]

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour – August 10, 2017

August 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to everyone who came to our alumni happy hour at the Triple Crossing in Fulton!  We were lucky enough to have two of our international alumni in town for the event: Elizabeth Davidson (’07) in from Nairobi and Elizabeth Kimball (’03) in from Berlin.  We will schedule the next RVA happy hour shortly.  DC […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Tim Wright (’96)

August 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Tim Wright (’96) was a member of the second graduating class of the Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.  “The school was still considered an experiment for everyone in and around Richmond,” he recalls.  Any student choosing GSGIS then knew they would be dealing with lots of unknowns and unusual circumstances.  There was only […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kate Lipper-Garabedian (’99)

August 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Kate Lipper-Garabedian (’99) is one of the Governor’s School alumni making good on part of the school’s mission: she is running for office this November. Kate was a student at Governor’s School in its early days, when it was still housed in the Thomas Jefferson building. Though she, like many, remembers the lack of toilet […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Davidson (’07)

August 1, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Elizabeth Davidson lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but she’s often on the road, as travel is an integral part of her work as a portfolio manager for Kiva, a non-profit crowd-funding platform for providing 0% interest microloans around the world.  Elizabeth manages relationships with organizations to which Kiva provides funding in Francophone Central Africa, a territory […]

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