Monthly Archives: November 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Corinne Bowers (’13)

November 29, 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.  Corinne Bowers (’13) is a fifth-year senior at Northeastern University. When Corinne was considering her options […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 25, 2017

November 28, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 25, 2017: Congratulations to alumni couple Stephanie Deichman (’07) and Kel Wilburn (’07) on their engagement! Two restaurants (Metzger and Brenner Pass) co-owned by Nathan Conway (’06) appear on Richmond Magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2017 list. Aliza Sterling (’02) is seeking student volunteers to […]

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November 2017 RVA Alumni Happy Hour

November 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Thanks to everyone who came to the November 2017 RVA alumni happy hour at Twisted Ales!  Our next alumni event is the annual holiday party, which will take place, as always, on December 26th.  This year, we’ll be at East Coast Provisions (3411 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221) from 2 – 4 PM.  All […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 18, 2017

November 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 18, 2017: Stefan Mcfayden (’08), head brewer for Three Notch’d Brewing Co. RVA Collab House, recommends craft beer pairings for Thanksgiving. To help with advocacy efforts the school, the Foundation is collecting anecdotes from alumni about their experience with the menorship program. The mentorship […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Financial Aid

November 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Providing access to every opportunity MLWGS has to offer is one of the most important goals of the Foundation.  To that end, we made $20,000 available for students in financial need in the 2017-18 school year.  Over the past few months, we’ve been able to cover big expenses, like student fees, as well as a […]

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Grant Spotlight: Princeton Model Congress

November 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

With help from the Foundation, the Model Congress Club attended this year’s Princeton Model Congress in Washington, DC.  Princeton Model Congress is the oldest model congress in America and attracts around 1000 participants from across the country.  Over the course of a long weekend, high school students simulate all three branches of the Federal Government […]

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Grant Spotlight: Frontier Culture Museum field trip

November 20, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On November 13, 2017, social studies teacher Hana Voight took a group of her AP Human Geography students to the Frontier Culture Museum located in Staunton, VA.  The museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for  themselves and their descendants.  The […]

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Grant Spotlight: Physics Modeling Equipment

November 16, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In October of 2017, the Foundation purchased physics modeling equipment for use in classroom instruction.  The equipment allowed honors physics students to model various scenarios involving force, mass, and acceleration.  In one set of experiments, small groups constructed scenarios dealing with different constants and variables.  For example, one group kept the force constant while increasing […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: November 11, 2017

November 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 11, 2017: Ashley Hawkins (’03) has been named one of VCU’s “10 Under 10” for 2017. The award honors alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success while making important contributions to their […]

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The Mentorship Program at MLWGS

November 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The mentorship program available to seniors at MLWGS is one of the things that makes the school so remarkable.  In our role as the alumni office, the Foundation has collected a number of testimonials about the impact of this program on the lives of Governor’s School graduates.  Read some of them below: Shanthi Hiremath (’16)’s […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 4, 2017

November 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 4, 2017: New York Times-bestseller ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han (’98) has advanced to the semi-final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards. You can vote for it to move to the final round here. Ashley Hawkins (’03) and her beautiful home […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 28, 2017

November 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 28, 2017: Time Magazine wrote about the PSLF checker, an online tool designed to help borrowers navigate Public Student Loan Forgiveness, that was recently launched by Tobin Van Ostern (’06). Photos from the Friday Reunions Weekends events are posted here. Emmanuel Pratt (’95) was […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Sam Martin (’15)

November 1, 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.  Sam Martin (’15) is a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont. “I was into everything in […]

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