Tag Archives: We The People

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 21, 2018

April 23, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 21, 2018: We the People gets a shout out in the RTD’s Q&A with Studio Two Three co-founder and executive director Ashley Hawkins (’03). Jillian Johnson (’99), who currently serves as Durham’s Mayor Pro Tempore, spoke to students at Duke about activism. Chirag Saraiya […]

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Grant Spotlight: We the People 2018

January 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Congratulations to Sam Ulmschneider’s We the People team on winning the state title once again this year!  This makes the 20th state-level win for MLW/GSGIS teams.  As in years past, the Foundation has committed to providing $20,000 to offset the costs of the team competing at Nationals.  The competition was free for qualifying teams for […]

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Grant Spotlight: books for We the People

December 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

In addition our commitment to offset the cost of the We the People team’s trip to nationals by $20,000, the Foundation is supporting those students in other ways.  We set aside $22,000 this fiscal year to support enhancements that enrich classroom instruction across all departments.  Sam Ulmschneider (’02) received funding through this category to purchase […]

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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: Isshin Teshima (’07)

July 24, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Isshin Teshima (’07) had his high school options narrowed down to Midlo IB, Clover Hill Math/Sci, and MLWGS. During his Shadow Day at Maggie Walker, he was paired with Turner Payne (’04). “I’ll never forget how nice everyone was that day from the students all the way to the teachers in […]

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Grant Spotlight: We The People

May 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation is proud to cover much of the cost of participation in the We The People National Championship competition every year.  For many years, the competition was free for all qualifying teams, but congressional budget cuts mean that it now costs teams tens of thousands of dollars to attend.  In the 2016-17 […]

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