Monthly Archives: May 2019

It’s Not Just MLWGS

May 16, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

It’s not just about MLWGS.  Alumni gifts impact so much more than the school. The alumni campaign is halfway through, and 8% of alumni have made gifts totaling $42,600 to the Governor’s School Foundation.  Giving before May 31st to help us toward our goal of 35% participation overall will also help support all the work we do that impacts more than […]

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Grant Spotlight: Awaken at the VMFA

May 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Foundation recently provided a grant to cover the cost of admission to the VMFA’s “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” exhibit for Kinsey Buhrman’s Eastern Religions students. Proximity to cultural institutions like the VMFA is part of what makes MLWGS such a special place to learn, along, of course, with the faculty […]

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Grant Spotlight: Three Teams Place in Top 10% of College-level Math Modeling Contest

May 14, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Over 25,000 teams competed in this year’s MCM, which is an international math modeling contest which pits university teams against each other.  MLWGS recently had three teams earn honors as Meritorious, which puts them in the top 10% of all the college-level competing teams.  This year’s teams were asked to create an evacuation plan for the Louvre […]

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Grant Spotlight: Jazz Assessment

May 8, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

From the school website: “On Thursday, May 2nd, The Maggie Walker Jazz Ensemble traveled to Virginia Beach to participate in the South Side Jazz Assessment. They were awarded an overall rating of Excellent and an average judge’s score of 85/100. Keriann Slayton and Varun Mandgi received the All-Star Big Band Certificate for their superior performances on Alto Saxophone and […]

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Grant Spotlight: AP Prep

May 6, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

It’s never a bad thing to be the people who make there be pizza.  We recently provided an enhancement grant to feed students attending Mr. Wilkes’ last AP prep session before the test.  It ended up feeding a multitude!  From Mr. Wilkes: “I want to thank you on behalf of all the students.  The pizzas […]

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2019 Memory Books

May 6, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Help us put together memory books for retiring faculty members. Your message doesn’t need to be long—a few sentences of thanks or recalling a short anecdote would be perfect. We particularly need more entries for Mr. Boyle and Dr. Spencer.  Thank you! Memory Book for Tom Boyle Memory Book for Dawn Grois Memory Book for Janet Spencer

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga Instruction

May 2, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLGWS alumnus Matt Elliott (’04) recently returned to his alma mater to teach yoga to sophomore PE students for the month of April. Tara Eschenroeder started this program some years ago with Athletic Director Paige Hawkins, and it has been a highlight of every spring at MLWGS since.  Tara handed the program over to Matt this year to great […]

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