Tag Archives: senior seminars

Grant Spotlight: John Marshall House

October 1, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the entry fee to the John Marshall house for Mr. Wilkes’ Historiography students at the end of September.  John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, built the house in what is now downtown Richmond and lived there for 45 years until his […]

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Politics of Gender & Justice Conference Class Trip

November 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

A grant from the Foundation covered the cost of bus transportation for Dr. Anderson’s students to attend the Politics of Gender & Justice Conference at GMU.  Here’s more information about the field trip the school’s blog: “On November 16th, MLWGS’s Dr. Christine Anderson took students from her Gender, Politics & Consumerism in a Global Context VCU/Dual Enrollment class and […]

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Grant Spotlight: Camera Restoration

October 2, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Diverse and unique course offerings are part of what make MLWGS such an exceptional place to learn.  One great example of this is the photojournalism senior seminar offered by Georgianne Stinnett.  Ms. Stinnett developed this course to instruct students in the technical aspects of capturing photojournalistic images, the history and ethics of the field, and to allow […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Livvy Call (’14)

February 21, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Livvy Call (’14) is one of the young alumni we’re looking forward to having back at MLWGS for Alumni Showcase on March 30, 2018.  Livvy is currently a senior at JMU, where she is majoring in Dietetics.  In high school, she was very involved with languages, taking Spanish through AP, as well as two years of French and three years of Italian (one […]

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Grant Spotlight: AxiDraw

February 12, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation recently purchased an AxiDraw pen plotter for use in Ryan Webb’s “Explorations in Mathematical Art” seminar.  The AxiDraw can work with computer code to make digital art come to life as “hand-drawn” ink on paper.  Ryan has a long-held interest in the intersection of math and art, as his creative work with 3-D […]

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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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Senior Showcase 2017

June 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The mentorship program and the specially-designed senior seminar classes are some of Maggie Walker’s most remarkable offerings for students.  Senior Showcase is the culminating event for both courses of study. Mentorship areas this year included fashion merchandising, investing, non-profit work, cardiology, investigative journalism, architecture, French pastry, music therapy, and many more.  Davis Coffey (’17) gave […]

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Grant Spotlight: MENA Seminar Morocco trip

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation was proud to offset the cost of Mrs. Cross’s Middle East & North Africa Senior Seminar trip to Morocco.  Mrs. Cross has lived and studied in Morocco for several years and was very pleased to be able to show her students the country as the culminating experience of their year of […]

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