Alumni News

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."  To celebrate Dr. King's birthday, SGS is holding its annual ML King Jr. Essay Contest.  The topic is, "How does service honor the legacy of Dr. King, empower individuals, and impact communities?"

This contest is open to all members of the Saint George's community -- students, faculty, parents, and alumnae.  All essays will be judged together.  Two essays will win a $50 prize and will be published for the community.  Essays must be typed and submitted to Joelle Neiwert via email ( or in her Upper School box by Monday, January 13 and should be no more than 800 words.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 15 and will get to read their essays at the MLK assembly during the morning break time (9:45-10am) in Founders Theater on Friday, January 17.

Dragon graduates returned to the Schmidt Center Gym on Saturday, Dec. 21 for a friendly game of basketball and a time to get together with friends.  Thanks to Bob Jones for this Photo Gallery of the event!

The boys JV soccer team will face off against the faculty and staff at 4pm on Wednesday, Oct. 16.  Then they will take on the SGS alumni team on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11am; both matches are on the school's soccer pitch.  Come cheer on your favorite players and teams in these annual "non-conference" events!

Joe and Tina Kennedy are opening their Barrels Wine Bar on Mercer Island to all SGS alumni to enjoy libations and conversations from 4-8pm on Saturday, July 27.  Plan to join other Dragons for a fun get together; no RSVP required.  Read More about their retirement dream business and get directions to Barrels. 

"There’s nowhere to hide when you’re a journalist in Jackson Hole. I run into sources in the grocery store, at the trailhead and even perched on the chairlift. Living and working in a small resort community gives me even more motivation to write fair, accurate stories. It’s always fun to walk into a coffee shop and see someone holding my work in their hands...  [Click Read More to see the rest of this article by Kylie Mohr '12.]

"The show I’ve worked on the most is Z Nation, which can be found on Netflix.  We shot our last season this past summer, and I was an assistant production coordinator during most of it.  Essentially that job is managing all the travel, housing, and additional needs of crew, on top of filling in all the cracks that the other positions on the film don’t cover.  Like planning the wrap party or standing in as the body double for a nurse being stabbed...  [Click Read More to see the rest of this article by Alixandra Saucier '12.]

The Class of 1979 is planning a reunion and family picnic for Saturday, July 20 on Graduation Lawn.  The picnic will be a DIY affair, according to organizer Brian Foxworthe -- "a packed picnic basket and a blanket (or a couple beach towels or lawn chairs) are all that's needed."  The picnic will start at Noon and continue into the afternoon.  If attendees want to add other activities, such as golf, wine tasting, dinner, or a Sunday brunch, then contact Brian at or  

Seven recent SGS graduates returned to campus on January 3rd for a panel discussion with students and parents about college life and the IB Diploma.  In case you missed their insights, we have posted videos of their Q&A Session with Students in Grades 8-12 (20 minutes long) and Q&A Session with Parents of Students in Grades 8-12 (67 minutes long) on the SGS YouTube Channel.
As they reflected on their skills in colleges across the country, they gave these insights when asked “how did the holistic approach of the IB shape you moving forward in life”:

- Helped my critical thinking;
- Made me a better learner;
- Allowed me to explore your interests and things I never thought I would;
- Encouraged me to see across the lines;
- Allowed me to take a subject and use it to help me in another subject (gave an example of how a Spanish class helped a History class);
- Allowed me to combine learning in all subjects;
- Allowed me to see the connection between different classes and how they rely on each other.

Please watch to see the full Q&A sessions and contact Elizabeth Tender, IB Coordinator, if you have any questions at

The Fall-Winter 2018-19 issue of the Saint George's Magazine features a of variety of stories by Alyson Galow '17 about Recent SGS Graduates who are pursuing their college dreams with confidence.  Read about Brooke Martin '17 exploring the Internet of Things, Michael Thew '16 building an Outdoor Adventure Club in Chicago, Allison Milbrath '16 practicing Health Care in Panama and Chile, Malinda Wagstaff '16 finding the Power of Music, Michael Metro '16 pursuing Research and Mentoring, Sawyer Spackman '15 building Inclusive Communities, Megan Corn '15 studying kidney stones in Space and Snakes on the ground, Jamie Nord '15 preserving Tribal History, and John Hatheway '15 helping The Photo Ark speak to everyone on the planet.  Plus there are articles on another group of young alumni returning to share their Insights of College Life and a profile of Penn Fix '68 and his Jewel of a Store - Dodson's Jewelers.  See all of the articles - and links to additional photos, news and videos - at

Former Dragon basketball players and friends returned to the Schmidt Center Gym for a fierce but friendly game of basketball on Dec. 23.  Thanks to Bob Jones '82 for this Photo Gallery of their game.

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