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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 19, 2019

October 21, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 19, 2019: Thanks to Dr. Sam Zhao (’04) for doing our first alumni Instagram takeover!  Sam is an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine and walked us through a day in his life on Monday, October 21. The RTD wrote about SLAVE CRY, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 5, 2019

October 8, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 5, 2019: Another great Reunions Weekend in the books!  Thanks to everyone who attended from the Classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014, and an extra-special thanks to Kameron Adams (’09), Bailey Rose (’09), Bryce Lyle (’99), Leo Rohr (’99), and Karen Setzer (’99) for […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 28, 2019

September 26, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 28, 2019: Courtney Jamison (’11) will be featured in a one-night-only reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s To Be Young, Gifted and Black at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on September 30th. Andra Gillespie (’95), Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute and Associate Professor […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 21, 2019

September 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 21, 2019: Forbes reports that Alloy, founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09) raised $12 million in a round of venture funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Emmanuel Pratt (’95) is the director of Chicago’s Sweet Water Foundation, which recently opened an installation at the […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 7, 2019

September 12, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 7, 2019: Forbes named Alloy, founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn(’09), and Scott Clark (’09), one of 20 Rising Stars on their 2019 Cloud 100 list. The 20 Rising Stars represent young, high-growth and category-leading cloud companies who have raised up to $25 million to date and are […]

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Alumni News Round Up: Summer 2019

July 29, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round up of alumni news from summer 2019: The RTD named Will Roberts (’08) the greatest athlete from MLWGS. Will pitched the first perfect game in school history in 2011 while at UVA. It was just the eighth nine-inning perfect game in NCAA Division I play since 1957. Cheta Emba (’11) is a member […]

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Four Years with the Class of 2019

June 19, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The Class of 2019 graduated at the Altria Theater on Friday, June 14th in the Governor’s School’s 25th commencement ceremony.  The Foundation has been proud to support this class over their past four years at MLWGS.  Since the start of their freshmen year, the Foundation has provided $1,122,800 in direct support to the school.  This funding supported […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 1, 2019

June 7, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 1 ,2019: Thanks to everyone who came to the alumni meetup at the Kickers game on June 1!  Stay tuned for future alumni activities. Virginia Chambers (’16) is one of six University of Virginia students selected for this year’s Governor’s Fellows program.  Matthew King (’14) […]

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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: 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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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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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 6, 2019

April 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 6, 2019: Nathan Melenbrink (’05) is part of the team of roboticists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering that developed a robot that can help contain flooding and combat soil erosion. Faith Alejandro (’01) and Eric Howlett (’04) have been named Rising Stars among 2019 Super […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 23, 2019

March 25, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 23, 2019: Ubongo, founded by Nisha Ligon (’04), won the 2019 Next Billion Edtech Prize. Ubongo creates fun, localized and multi-platform educational media that reaches millions of African families through television and the internet. Caitlin Lane (’12) is appearing on this season of American Idol. UVAToday […]

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Grant Spotlight: SABR Analytics Conference

March 14, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The MLWGS Foundation provided one of our largest grants of 2018-19 to offset the cost for 20 of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students traveling to the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix in early March. The Foundation covered all remaining trip costs for Dragons in financial need.  While there, they competed in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 9, 2019

March 13, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 9, 2019: The New York Times wrote about WINGSPAN, the hit board game recently published by Jamey Stegmaier (’99)’s Stonemaier Games. “Over time you realize there’s very few problems that are really serious problems. There’s setbacks but you can always recover from them.” – […]

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