Alumni News

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 elizabeth.tender@sgs.org.

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 https://www.sgs.org/magazine

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.

Seven recent SGS graduates returned on January 3rd to speak to students and parents about their college experiences.  Isaac Werkman '16 (Columbia Univ.), Noah Halliburton-Link '18 (Western Washington Univ.), Alana Foster '17 (St. Andrews Univ.), Caroline Hammett '16 (Pepperdine Univ.), Kate Tender '18 (Wake Forest Univ.), Ceci Bergquist '18 (Notre Dame Univ.), and Madie Ward '17 (Univ. of Montana) shared their insights about the value of the IB curriculum, the challenges of time management, and what colleges are looking for high school students to do to prepare for success.  See a Photo Gallery of the alumni panel on campus.

Recent graduates returned to share in the annual Holiday Feast on Dec. 19.  See a Photo Gallery of these alumni who enjoyed seeing old friends.

Seven recent SGS graduates will return to the school on Thursday, Jan. 3 to speak about their college experience and how best to prepare for success after Saint George's.  They will speak to parents and friends of SGS from 2:15pm to 3:10pm in the Dragon Room.  They will spend time earlier in the day with current 8th-12th graders, discussing the IB, college admissions, and the best courses to take to prepare for college.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Tender.

The SGS Boys Soccer JV team faced a team of SGS alumni and coaches on Saturday, Oct. 20.  See a Photo Gallery of that fun contest between energy and experience!

Join us in our first annual Alumni Dragon Day of Giving on Saturday, Oct. 13.  Saint George's will be hosting two regional events -- in Spokane at the Kalispel Country Club's 1898 Restaurant and in Seattle at Joe & Tina Kennedy's Barrels Wine Bar.  Join us for two hours and two drinks to raise money for Saint George's School.  We are calling on all Alumni to help us Power the Dragon for our 2018-19 Annual Fund campaign.  See the Event on Facebook for more details and Register to Attend on the SGS website!

Kudos to Lindsey Thomsen '02, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Seattle Children's Hospital, for turning into Dr. Meredith Grey of Grey's Anatomy fame for a day to help a girl get through an unpleasant procedure.  Read about this real-life star on the Seattle Chidren's Website

Thirty SGS alumni, parents, staff and students enjoyed a round and fellowship at the nearby Kalispel Golf Club on June 29.  See a Photo Gallery of all the teams and some action shots from this fun event.


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