Tag Archives: alumni in the arts

Alumni Spotlight: Ellie Pyle (’01)

May 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

When Ellie Pyle (’01) picked up the phone, she was in the middle of reading Cass Morris (’03)’s debut novel From Unseen Fire.  After talking to her, this doesn’t surprise me at all.  She places a high value both on creating and supporting and enjoying the creative output of others.  That’s much of what led […]

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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 Spotlight: Sam Martin (’15)

November 1, 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.  Sam Martin (’15) is a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont. “I was into everything in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Jamison (’11)

October 5, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

“I always knew I wanted to be an actor,” says Courtney Jamison (’11), who is currently a student at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT.  “Looking back, I think I’ve always had a craving for connection, telling stories, and empathizing with other human beings.”  In high school, Courtney appreciated the focus at […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Chiou (’07)

October 3, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Alex Chiou was a member of the Class of 2007, which is gearing up for its ten-year reunion this October.  Alex remembers her classmates as one of the best things about her high school experience.  “The friends I made and the teachers I had were important,” she says.  “It was really motivating to be surrounded by other individuals […]

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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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