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Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Gibson (’10)

July 20, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Tyler Gibson (’10) wasn’t sure he wanted to come to Maggie Walker, but he decided to make the leap and try it out. He ended up particularly enjoying his classes with Mrs. Williams, Mr. O’Bryan, Ms. Arnold, and Mr. White. As a senior, he had to choose between the United States […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Joya Carlton (’98)

July 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Before she was appearing in The New York Times and Vogue, Joya Carlton was a member of the “last of the great, class of ’98,” the freshmen class that gave GSGIS its first ever full set of freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes.  “I know everyone always talks about how disorganized it was or what […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: July 8, 2017

July 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 8, 2017: Nathan Conway (’06) is part of the team that opened Brenner Pass in Scott’s Addition this summer. Julia Ball (’18) is the bassist and vocalist for Infinite Monkey Theorem, an all-teenage band that is “making its mark on Richmond’s music scene.” Bailey […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour

July 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

DC-area alumni!  Join us at Board Room (1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009) on Thursday, August 24 starting at 5:30 PM. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Alumni Spotlight: Eileen Wang (’12)

July 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Eileen Wang (’12) remembers deciding to go to Maggie Walker because of its reputation for challenging gifted students and preparing them for college.  “The best part of Maggie Walker,” Eileen says, “Besides the great community and caring teachers, was being able to get out of my local area, explore Richmond and meet people from other […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of July 1, 2017

July 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 1, 2017: For the Fourth, NPR talked to Smithsonian historian Theresa McCulla (’00) about how the story of beer is the story of America. We love when alumni send in pictures of their impromptu reunions.  Vinson Pierce (’07), Caroline Vines (’09), Scott Clark (’09) […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ross Savedge (’99)

July 7, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Ross Savedge graduated from Governor’s School in 1999.  He remembers the school as “competitive and full of the widest variety of interesting, intelligent students one could ask for.  Teachers and school administration trusted the students, and in return, we liked and trusted them. Everyone was treated with respect.  And everyone was friendly and interesting.”  He also has warm memories […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 24, 2017

July 1, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 24, 2017: Emily Martin (’17) won this year’s Bobby Chandler High School Student Award, which is given to a single high school student in Virginia who has distinguished themselves for historical research and scholarship. Emily received the award for the oral history project she […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Fogg (’01)

June 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Dr. Kevin Fogg (Class of 2001) was a member of the last GSGIS class to spend all four years in the school’s original home in Thomas Jefferson High School. Without question, it was a different experience than students have in the new Maggie Walker building. He remembers, “overcrowded rooms, shots fired in the building, bomb […]

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2017 Alumni Annual Fund Campaign

June 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

We owe a special thank you to our alumni this year for their exceptional contributions to the Governor’s School Foundation.  This fiscal year, a full 31% of all alumni donated alumni donated a combined $81,000.  That’s more than $10,000 over our previous record for alumni giving set in 2013-14. During the campaign, we got life […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 17, 2017

June 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 17, 2017: Read about Esther Erb Atkins’ (’04) unusual trip to the starting line and from the finish line of the NYRR Queens 10K. Mike & Sarah Moore (’03) are opened the brick-and-mortar Mean Bird this Friday in the Fan.  It was great to […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Healy (’03)

June 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

We were so glad to have Kyle Healy (’03) back in Richmond from his home in New York City to deliver the commencement address to graduating seniors Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Altria Theater. In his speech, Kyle talked about the moment he decided to come to Governor’s School.  It was when he saw […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Bre’Anna Vinson (’15)

June 19, 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. Bre’Anna Vinson (’15) is one example. She just completed her sophomore year at Spelman College in […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 10

June 16, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 10, 2017: Rohan Pidaparti (’13) was a contestant on the episode of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” that ran this weekend.  He shares an anecdote from his time at MLWGS in his intro.  Fun fact, at least one other Governor’s School grad has appeared on […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Mica Swyers (’04)

June 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

After graduating in 2004, Mica Swyers went with much of her GSGIS class to UVA, where she majored in French and Media Studies.  Afterwards, she migrated to the windswept plains of Illinois where she got not one but two Master’s Degrees, one in French Linguistics and one in Teaching English as a Second Language.  Twist […]

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