Tag Archives: Bear O’Bryan

Alumni Spotlight: Kent Rollins (’14)

September 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Kent Rollins remembers his tenure at Maggie Walker as a time of growth.  “Both emotionally and physically.  I experienced a lot of personal growth, but I also grew 11 inches,” he joked.  He described himself as “an 80/20 kid” for the first two years of high school.  As in, “Put in 20% effort, get the […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Leaf Elhai (’09)

September 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Leaf Elhai (’09) became interested in teaching while she was a student at Maggie Walker.  “I’ve always enjoyed learning, which is a good trait for a teacher to have,” she says.  “But I started seriously thinking about working in schools my senior year.”  She was a member of the legendary We The People team (coached by Mr. McGuire) and […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jocelyn Powelson (’10)

July 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Jocelyn Powelson (’10) was particularly interested in the advanced math classes and the variety of foreign languages offered at Maggie Walker. She remembers noticing on her shadow day the “intellectual curiosity that the students embodied,” and decided to commit to joining the MLWGS Class of 2010. Of her time at Governor’s […]

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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: 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 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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