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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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Alumni Spotlight: Betty-Shannon Prevatt

January 24, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Betty-Shannon Prevatt (’95) was in the first-ever graduating class from what was then called the Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.  She attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, after which she went straight into a clinical psychology master’s program, where her focus was on women’s studies, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  After several years working […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of January 20, 2018

January 23, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of January 20, 2018: The Paris Review wrote about the first Rare Digital Art Festival, organized by Tommy Nicholas (’07), which brought together participants to discuss how blockchain technology could reshape the future of digital art. Alicia Keys is wearing MVM earrings by Molly Campbell (’05) […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Mo Alavi (’98)

January 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

No two ways about it: Mo Alavi (’98), the Narrative Design Lead at Respawn Entertainment, has a cool job.  “My job is awesome,” he says.  “It’s really hard to narrow down what the best part is.”  He has worked on several high-profile games there, the latest-released being Titanfall 2.  As much as it suits him, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of January 13, 2018

January 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of January 13, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) released the second single from her upcoming album, HISTORIAN, along with a music video she directed that features MLWGS! Watch it here. Our next NYC alumni happy hour is set for January 31, 2018 at Amity Hall (80 W […]

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2018 Alumni Auction Donations

January 11, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Thanks to all the alumni who have contributed items to the 2018 Night of the Dragon auction!  The auction raises money for the five booster groups, the PTSA, and the Foundation. Governor’s School alumni have stepped up this year and donated several items to be auctioned off.  Here’s what we’ve got so far: Misty Clark […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of January 6, 2018

January 10, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of January 6, 2018: “Night Shift” by Lucy Dacus (’13) is on the first mix of the year from All Songs Considered. Her album HISTORIAN is due out March 2 from Matador Records. Three Richmond-area alumni-owned restaurants are nominated for 2018 Elby Awards. Mean Bird, owned […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 30, 2017

January 4, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 30, 2017: A belated congratulations to Dana Slayton (’17), who was named American Abroad Student of the Month in October. Dana is currently spending a year in Morocco as a part of the National Security Language Initiative Youth (NSLI-Y) program. Christopher Benos (’14), Samantha […]

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A Year of Alumni

December 31, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

2017 was a big year for the Governor’s School Foundation’s role as the alumni office.  Thanks to everyone who helped to make it what it was!  Here’s some of what we did this past year: Profiled more than 30 alumni Broke the alumni fundraising record when alumni donated $81,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year Hosted […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 23, 2017

December 29, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 23, 2017: Thanks so much to all the alumni who came to our 2017 alumni holiday party at East Coast Provisions in Carytown!  This year, in addition to our Richmond-area alumni, who we are always happy to see, we had alumni in from Kenya […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Daisy Banta ’14

December 26, 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.   Daisy Banta (‘14) is a student at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. In high school, Daisy […]

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2017 Alumni Holiday Party

December 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Thanks so much to all the alumni who came to our 2017 alumni holiday party at East Coast Provisions in Carytown!  The holiday party has become one of our favorite annual traditions.  Since our alumni are spread out all over not just the country but the world, this is a wonderful chance for old friends […]

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