Tag Archives: Matt McGuire

Shamin Speaker Series: Dr. Edna Greene Medford

October 29, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Foundation was proud to host the first event for the Shamin Speaker Series, made possible by a major gift from Amishi & Neil Amin (’96), on October 25, 2019.  Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor at Howard University specializing in nineteenth century African-American history, spoke at the 2019 induction ceremony for History Honor Society.  Dr. Medford spoke on the […]

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Grant Spotlight: Cardiff Castle

October 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Part of our grant supporting the December AP Comparative Gov trip to the United Kingdom will cover the cost of students visiting Cardiff Castle, located in the center of the Welsh capital city.  The castle dates from the 11th century and is built on a Roman fort dating from the 50s AD.  In the mid-1800s, the castle […]

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Grant Spotlight: Charles Dickens Museum

September 25, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

A grant from the MLWGS Foundation will cover the entry fee for the Charles Dickens Museum for AP Comparative Government students visiting with teacher Matt McGuire in December. Make your gift to the 2019-20 Annual Fund to support everything we do!

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Grant Spotlight: Comparative Government Students in Canada

June 4, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Mr. McGuire’s annual Canada trip is currently underway, and students are enjoying June weather in Ottawa and Toronto.  They recently visited the Office of the Speaker of the Senate, the Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.  This is just one of the unique experiences Mr. McGuire curates for students on the trip, all of which will enrich their […]

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Grant Spotlight: History Honor Society Speaker

January 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Political analyst Bill Kristol is scheduled to address the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society on February 11 at 2 PM in the Forum.  Mr. Kristol is the second speaker to address the HHS this year.  Dr. Johanna Neuman, who recently published Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote and is currently a […]

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A Dispatch from the UK

December 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Last weekend, a group of Matt McGuire’s AP Comparative Government students left for the United Kingdom.  We got a note from Mr. McGuire yesterday evening about some of what they’ve been up to.  “Today in the Parliament, we met with former Conservative Party Leader Iain Duncan Smith to discuss his actions in the House of Commons […]

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Grant Spotlight: AP Comp Gov UK Trip

October 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

If you want a small taste of the Britishness in store for the MLWGS students going on Mr. McGuire’s AP Comparative Government trip to the UK this winter, we recommend calling UK Parliament for the hold message alone.  “Have you thought about taking afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the River Thames? You are currently […]

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Grant Spotlight: History Honor Society

October 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Inductions for the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3rd.  Matt McGuire, the society’s sponsor, arranged for Dr. Johanna Neuman to address the group in the 3rd floor forum.  Dr. Neuman recently published Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote and is currently a […]

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Grant Spotlight: Professional Development

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the Foundation set aside $35,000 to fund professional development for MLWGS faculty.  So far this year, 26 teachers have applied for and received grants to offset costs of graduate coursework and/or conference attendance.  This funding allowed Ms. Stinnett to take a course the history of the motion picture.  It sent Mrs. Reed to […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 AP Comparative Canada Trip

March 12, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Spring means lots of Foundation funding for student travel.  This year, we committed to offsetting the cost of class-related trips for students traveling to Morocco (MENA senior seminar), Canada (AP Comparative Government), Phoenix (Math Modeling), and DC (We the People).  The combined enhancement grants for these four trips total just over $57,000, all of which goes […]

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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: 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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Grant Spotlight: 2017 AP Comp Gov Canada Trip

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

For the past several years, Matt McGuire has taken a group of his AP Comparative Government student to Canada so to enhance their understanding of Canadian governmental structures and procedures.  This year, the group visited the capital city of Ottawa and the Ontario provisional capital of Toronto.  Students attended an hour-long meeting with John Baird, […]

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