Monthly Archives: February 2018

FIRST Team 422 Hosts STEM Event for Middle Schoolers

February 26, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

On Saturday February 24th, the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School’s robotics team, FIRST Team 422, hosted a community STEM event geared toward local middle school students to promote interest and connect them with community STEM organizations. FIRST Team 422 consists of 60 high school students from 12 local school districts. FIRST is an international nonprofit […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 24, 2018

February 26, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 24, 2018: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA, animated by Jane Samborski (’02), is now available on Netflix. Smithsonian beer historian Theresa McCulla (’00) talks about the history of the growler. Maryam Patton (’10) co-hosts this episode of the Ottoman History Podcast […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 17, 2018

February 22, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 17, 2018: We’re truly thrilled to share that the Governor’s School Foundation has received a gift of $100,000 from Amishi Amin & Neil Amin (’96). The gift will be used to found the Shamin Hotels Speaker Series at MLWGS and to upgrade existing classroom […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Livvy Call (’14)

February 21, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Livvy Call (’14) is one of the young alumni we’re looking forward to having back at MLWGS for Alumni Showcase on March 30, 2018.  Livvy is currently a senior at JMU, where she is majoring in Dietetics.  In high school, she was very involved with languages, taking Spanish through AP, as well as two years of French and three years of Italian (one […]

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Grant Spotlight: ODUMUN

February 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Governor School Model UN returned victorious once again from their winter conference.  The team traveled to the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside from February 15th to the 18th to compete in the Old Dominion University Model United Nations Conference.  Over 2000 students were in attendance.  Team members participated in various committees focusing on a range of topics: disarmament, humanitarian […]

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2018 Taylor Teaching Award

February 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

We’re happy to announce that Dickson Benesh is the winner of the 2018 Patricia E. Taylor Teaching Award for International Experiences!  Every year, a committee of educators and community members independent from MLWGS and the Foundation selects a MLWGS teacher to receive a $7500 award to fund international travel that will enrich their instruction.  Mr. […]

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Grant Spotlight: Guest Speaker Chris Hanusa

February 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In February, math professor and mathematical artist Chris Hanusa visited MLWGS, where he worked with students in the Math & Art Seminar, Discrete Math classes, and the Multivariable Calculus class, where he held a Mathematica & 3D Printing workshop.  He also gave a presentation entitled “Using Random Numbers to Create Art” to more than 30 […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 10, 2018

February 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 10, 2018: Dylan Adams (’09) co-owns The Lighting and Sound Company and is featured as one of Richmond Magazine’s “Foundations of Theater,” the people who keeps shows running behind the scenes. Lucy Dacus (’13) released “Next of Kin” from her upcoming album HISTORIAN. Neil […]

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Grant Spotlight: AxiDraw

February 12, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation recently purchased an AxiDraw pen plotter for use in Ryan Webb’s “Explorations in Mathematical Art” seminar.  The AxiDraw can work with computer code to make digital art come to life as “hand-drawn” ink on paper.  Ryan has a long-held interest in the intersection of math and art, as his creative work with 3-D […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: February 3, 2018

February 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 3, 2018: Sara Schaefer (’96) has a new podcast called “Loner at Coyowolf Creek.” VCU News profiled Brittany Jones (’07), who is currently teaching at John Marshall after completing the Richmond Teacher Residency program. VCU News profiled Shira Lanyi (’05), a former ballerina who […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Cass Morris ’03

February 1, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Cass Morris (’03) is about to become Governor’s School’s next published novelist.  From Unseen Fire will be released by DAW Books in April of this year.  It’s the first in a trilogy, the rest of which Cass is working on now.  The path from wanting to make a living as a writer to selling a novel has […]

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