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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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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 2, 2019

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 2, 2019: Derrick Wang (’16) was recently selected to be the next Board of Visitors student representative at the University of Virginia.  “I think the best a student representative can do is to try to accurately represent the full range of views and opinions […]

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

February 27, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 23, 2019: Thank you to all the alumni who attended and/or contributed items to the Night of the Dragon auction!  It was a huge success, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Crystal Barlow Robens (’96) is running for Hanover County Board of Supervisors […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 16, 2019

February 20, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 16, 2019: Sara Schaefer (’96) won a 2019 Writers Guild of America award as part of the writing staff for THE FAKE NEWS WITH TED NELMS. NYU’s Connect profiled Srishti Sanya (’15), executive co-chair of HackNYU, NYU’s largest hackathon. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (’06) is the author of a […]

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Alumni News Round Up: Week of February 2, 2019

February 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 2, 2019: Congratulations to Sam Ulmschneider (’02) and all his We the People students on another state championship! The Mech Tech Dragons (FRC 422) recently created a LinkedIn Page for current members, alumni, parents, and friends of the team to connect!  You can join […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: January 2019

January 31, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the month of January 2019: Stonemaier Games, headed by Jamey Stegmaier (’99), is publishing a new game called WINGSPAN.  “Featuring an all-female design team headed up by Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan is an engine-building board game where players take on the role of bird enthusiasts who are trying to discover and […]

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