Monthly Archives: September 2017

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 23, 2017

September 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 23, 2017: Ubongo, founded and headed by CEO Nisha Ligon (’04) is one of six projects from around the world selected by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges. Dr. Hem Bhardwaj (’97) […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Fees

September 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Providing access to all of the opportunities MLWGS has to offer its students is one of the most important missions of the Foundation.  To that end, our Board approved $20,000 worth of funding to be used for student financial aid in FY18.  We’re proud to say that in the 2017-18 school year, the Foundation paid […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Molly Farrar (’07)

September 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Like many MLWGS alumni, Molly Farrar ’07 says that the most important part of her high school for her was the people.  “I’m still close to a lot of people that I was friends with in high school,” she says.  “I think the MLWGS experience was much different from the normal high school experience, which […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 16, 2017

September 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 16, 2017: Wren Elhai (’04) press attaché of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Kazakhstan, came third in The Spirit of Desht-I-Kipchak ethnic music festival in the Kazakh capital. Corey Piper Ph.D. (’00) has been named the Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kent Rollins (’14)

September 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Kent Rollins remembers his tenure at Maggie Walker as a time of growth.  “Both emotionally and physically.  I experienced a lot of personal growth, but I also grew 11 inches,” he joked.  He described himself as “an 80/20 kid” for the first two years of high school.  As in, “Put in 20% effort, get the […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 9, 2017

September 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 9, 2017: McSweeney’s published Emlyn Crenshaw (’11)‘s piece The #Giving Tree. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Randolph Ashton (’99) is part of the UW-Madison team selected to participate in the consortium of universities receiving a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation for […]

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The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

September 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Nominations for the 2017 cycle of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards are currently being accepted. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards solicit nominations from the general public and notable public figures, providing the opportunity to submit stories about teachers and professors who made a significant difference in their lives. The award is […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 2, 2017

September 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 2, 2017: ICYMI: We profiled Leaf Elhai (’09). Marguerite Bennett (’06) will be speaking at the 15th annual James River Writers Conference. Marguerite is a GLAAD-nominated, New York Times-bestselling comic book writer whose credits include DC Comics’ Batwoman and DC Bombshells, as well as […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Harvey Creasey (’14)

September 11, 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 the college experience.  We talked to Harvey Creasey (’14), who is a senior at Virginia Tech. Instilling […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Board Members

September 7, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The Foundation is fortunate to have five alumni serving on our Board of Directors in the 2017-18 year.  The presence of alumni in our governing body ensures the continuity of institutional memory, and helps to create invaluable links between former students and current parents.  Learn a little more about our alumni Board members: In addition […]

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Grant Spotlight: Wireless Hot Spots for 1:1 Laptop Pilot Program

September 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Chief Technology Officer David Bortz and Jeff Hall (Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Art Dept. Chair, and art teacher) spearheaded efforts to pilot a one-to-one laptop program at MLWGS in the 2017-18 school year.  Mr. Bortz and Mr. Hall screened, selected, and distributed laptops to 45 students at the end of summer.  There are three different […]

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Enhancement Grant Guide for Faculty

September 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

If you’re interested in applying for an enhancement grant from the Foundation: Pick up a 2017-18 application form from the Foundation office or download one from itslearning. Complete the application.  Attach any relevant documentation. Turn the completed application in to Dr. Ellis for review and approval. Dr. Ellis will pass your application along to the […]

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Back to School!

September 5, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

To all current students, parents, and faculty members, welcome or welcome back to Maggie Walker!  We at the Foundation are excited for the upcoming year.  To keep up with what we’re funding this year, you can like our Facebook page, or check the Enhancement Grants section of our website.  We’re happy to announce that our […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Leaf Elhai (’09)

September 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Leaf Elhai (’09) became interested in teaching while she was a student at Maggie Walker.  “I’ve always enjoyed learning, which is a good trait for a teacher to have,” she says.  “But I started seriously thinking about working in schools my senior year.”  She was a member of the legendary We The People team (coached by Mr. McGuire) and […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 26, 2017

September 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 26, 2017: Tickets are available for Reunions Weekend for the classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, & 2012. Tommy Nicholas (’07) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the voting access non-profit Spread the Vote. The Belfast News Letter spoke with Cheta Emba […]

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