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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 14, 2018

April 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 14, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) wrote about touring, identity, and where she’s from for Lenny Letter. From Unseen Fire, the debut novel from Cass Morris (’03), came out on April 17th. Zoe Golden (’09) recently opened Small Friend Records and Books in Shockoe Bottom.

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 31, 2018: Matthew Perry (’15) was inspired to start the Richmond Community Bail Fund after reading an article on the inherent injustice of the cash bail system posted by one of his former MLWGS teachers.  Read about the work they’re doing in this Richmond […]

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

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 24, 2018: Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie (‘ 95) is quoted in this article about the 2018 midterm elections (h/t Carrie Kajwajy ’95). Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin (’96) talks about where the company is heading next. This week also featured two […]

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

March 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 17, 2018: The Petersburg Progress-Index profiled Joe Paul (’18), winner of this year’s Class 2 State Championship wrestling title. Colin Van Ostern (’96) lays out his platform for the New Hampshire Secretary of State race. Christopher Michael Richardson (’09) talks about playing Lion in […]

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

March 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 10, 2018: Thank you to all the alumni who attended and/or donated items to the 2018 Night of the Dragon auction!  This year, alumni donated approximately $6000 worth of items.  While the auction is a PTSA event, the Foundation does receive a small percentage […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 3, 2018

March 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 3, 2018: Wren Elhai (’04), press-attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, is the fiddle player for the Astana Bluegrass Survivors, a band bringing American music to the heart of Eurasia. Amy Rector Verrelli (’99) just returned from a research trip to Ethiopia where […]

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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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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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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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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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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of January 27, 2018

January 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of January 27, 2018: Congratulations to Kia Player (’02) on opening not one but two restaurants this month! Dixie Bell’s Burger Bar and Eggspress are now doing business in Northside RVA! The Richmond Free Press wrote about the Richmond Community Bail Fund, an all-volunteer organization started […]

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