Monthly Archives: October 2017

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 21, 2017

October 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 21, 2017: Jackie O’Neil (’17) wrote about deciding to train for a triathlon during her first semester of college for the Stanford Daily. The Wall Street Journal wrote about Alloy, the platform helping the financial services industry make data-driven customer decisions founded by Tommy […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Joe Addison (’05)

October 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Many of our more than 3,200 Governor’s School alumni have become educators dedicated to shaping the minds of future generations. We are proud to recognize some of our alumni who are making an impact in the classroom and beyond. “I first considered doing something with literature when, after an AP Lit class, Dr. Spencer looked […]

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Grant Spotlight: Henricus Historical Park Field Trip

October 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On October 12, 2017, social studies instructors Dr. Brenda Ericson and Tinsley Pollard took 18 students to Henricus Historical Park to take part in an archaeological on-site program.  The program allows students to learn the archaeological techniques, work with primary sources and recreate both artifact and non-artifact culture.  Henricus Historical Park is located in Chester, […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Shanthi Hiremath (’16)

October 22, 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.  Shanthi Hiremath (’16) is a sophomore and member of the track team at Dartmouth College in […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 14, 2017

October 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 14, 2017: Skylar Roebuck (’06) is the co-founder of Rocket Wagon, a rapidly growing Internet of Things consultancy firm based in Chicago. Find out more in VCU School of Engineering’s profile of them. The RTD talked to Lucy Dacus (’13) about what it’s like […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 7, 2017

October 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 7, 2017: Trevor Piersol (’06) is one of the founders of Soul Valley Cider Company, a craft cidery located in the Central Shenandoah Valley. The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily featured the historic farmhouse restored by alumni couple Matt Franz (’02) & Hannah Franz (’03). Sudan […]

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Notable Governor’s School Alumni

October 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

This is a list of notable GSGIS & MLWGS alumni collected by the Foundation & Alumni Office.  It is by no means exhaustive.  If you would like to submit someone as a possible addition to this list or update information for anyone on this list, please email Arts & Entertainment Sara Schaefer ’96 is […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Menaka Nayar (’07)

October 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Attorney Menaka Nayar (’07) loves her job.  “It’s the perfect mix of the concrete (because you have the specific realities of your client to deal with) and the abstract (every question of law involves some broader value judgment about how our society should order itself, what is fair, what is just),” she explains.  “Additionally, my work has a […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 30, 2017

October 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 30, 2017: Reunions Weekend 2017 was a great success!  Many members of the classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, & 2012 joined us for events that included MLWGS Fall Festival, pizza at Bottoms Up, pies & pints at Triple Crossing Brewery, and a beautiful evening […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Jamison (’11)

October 5, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

“I always knew I wanted to be an actor,” says Courtney Jamison (’11), who is currently a student at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT.  “Looking back, I think I’ve always had a craving for connection, telling stories, and empathizing with other human beings.”  In high school, Courtney appreciated the focus at […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Chiou (’07)

October 3, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Alex Chiou was a member of the Class of 2007, which is gearing up for its ten-year reunion this October.  Alex remembers her classmates as one of the best things about her high school experience.  “The friends I made and the teachers I had were important,” she says.  “It was really motivating to be surrounded by other individuals […]

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Event Spotlight: SCA & Class Officer Meet-and-Greet

October 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to all the SCA and class officers who came to our meet-and-greet during lunch on October 2!  The Foundation is here to enrich the experience of current students, so we love getting to know you as people.  As we mentioned, please feel free to reach out to Catherine Nicholas ( in the Foundation office […]

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