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Alumni Spotlight: Kent Rollins (’14)

September 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Kent Rollins remembers his tenure at Maggie Walker as a time of growth.  “Both emotionally and physically.  I experienced a lot of personal growth, but I also grew 11 inches,” he joked.  He described himself as “an 80/20 kid” for the first two years of high school.  As in, “Put in 20% effort, get the […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 9, 2017

September 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 9, 2017: McSweeney’s published Emlyn Crenshaw (’11)‘s piece The #Giving Tree. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Randolph Ashton (’99) is part of the UW-Madison team selected to participate in the consortium of universities receiving a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation for […]

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The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

September 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Nominations for the 2017 cycle of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards are currently being accepted. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards solicit nominations from the general public and notable public figures, providing the opportunity to submit stories about teachers and professors who made a significant difference in their lives. The award is […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 2, 2017

September 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 2, 2017: ICYMI: We profiled Leaf Elhai (’09). Marguerite Bennett (’06) will be speaking at the 15th annual James River Writers Conference. Marguerite is a GLAAD-nominated, New York Times-bestselling comic book writer whose credits include DC Comics’ Batwoman and DC Bombshells, as well as […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Harvey Creasey (’14)

September 11, 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 the college experience.  We talked to Harvey Creasey (’14), who is a senior at Virginia Tech. Instilling […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Board Members

September 7, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The Foundation is fortunate to have five alumni serving on our Board of Directors in the 2017-18 year.  The presence of alumni in our governing body ensures the continuity of institutional memory, and helps to create invaluable links between former students and current parents.  Learn a little more about our alumni Board members: In addition […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Leaf Elhai (’09)

September 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Leaf Elhai (’09) became interested in teaching while she was a student at Maggie Walker.  “I’ve always enjoyed learning, which is a good trait for a teacher to have,” she says.  “But I started seriously thinking about working in schools my senior year.”  She was a member of the legendary We The People team (coached by Mr. McGuire) and […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 26, 2017

September 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 26, 2017: Tickets are available for Reunions Weekend for the classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, & 2012. Tommy Nicholas (’07) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the voting access non-profit Spread the Vote. The Belfast News Letter spoke with Cheta Emba […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 19, 2017

August 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 19, 2017: WIRED met Mk. III, the 16 foot tall, 12 ton robot built by Gui Cavalcanti (’04)’s startup, MegaBots. Cheta Emba (’11) is a member of the USA Women’s Rugby team that played in the Rugby World Cup seminfinal against New Zealand on […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Carson Brown (’13)

August 23, 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?  What are their experiences at the colleges they end up choosing?  Our youngest alumni have the freshest perspectives on college applications, admissions, and selection.  We talked to Carson Brown […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 12, 2017

August 19, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 12, 2017: Kent Rollins (’14) is the co-founder and CEO of Candid Campus Tours, a Williamsburg-based company that offers one-on-one, personalized, behind-the-official-tour-scenes look at campus life led by students at the school.  Read about it in the RTD. Cheta Emba (’11) is playing for […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jack Christian (’97)

August 17, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Jack Christian (’97) was a member of Governor’s School’s third graduating class, which will be gathering this October for its 20th reunion.  What are Jack’s memories of GSGIS in its early days?  “Mostly what I remember was eating lunch outside and the relative freedom we had compared to my friends who went to regular high […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Wong (’15)

August 15, 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. Ben Wong (’15) is one example. He is getting ready to start his junior year at […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 5, 2017

August 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 5, 2017: Thanks to everyone who came to our August 2017 RVA alumni happy hour!  We were glad to have local alumni as well as two alumni in from way out of town: Elizabeth Davidson (’07) from Nairobi and Elizabeth Kimball (’03) from Berlin. […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Tim Wright (’96)

August 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Tim Wright (’96) was a member of the second graduating class of the Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.  “The school was still considered an experiment for everyone in and around Richmond,” he recalls.  Any student choosing GSGIS then knew they would be dealing with lots of unknowns and unusual circumstances.  There was only […]

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