Tag Archives: John Wilkes

Alumni Spotlight: Randolph Ashton (’99)

January 4, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Dr. Randolph Ashton (’99) attended Governor’s School in its early days. He remembers learning from gifted teachers like Pat Taylor, John Wilkes, and Phil Tharp, and running for legendary track and field coach Jim Holdren. “While the building was not as nice as GSGIS’s current location, the people and the learning atmosphere were still the […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Nathan Miller (’96)

January 2, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Nathan Miller (’96) was a member of Governor’s School’s second graduating class. He credits the school for creating an atmosphere where “there was a lot of energy about learning,” and recognizes Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Wilkes, and Mr. Woolard in particular for teaching him how to study. “The other thing that stands out is the amount […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Eliza Goodpasture (’14)

December 17, 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.  Eliza Goodpasture (’14) is a student at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. As a student at […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Otis (’96)

December 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Rebecca Otis (’96) is in many ways the quintessential Governor’s School for Government and International Studies grad. She is Foreign Service Officer (a.k.a.“diplomat”) currently serving at the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.  Rebecca joined the State Department in 2014 after a career in NGOs and higher education. “Embassies are like large ships,” she explains.  “We […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Carson Brown (’13)

August 23, 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?  What are their experiences at the colleges they end up choosing?  Our youngest alumni have the freshest perspectives on college applications, admissions, and selection.  We talked to Carson Brown […]

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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 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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