Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Jan. 6, 2017
Posted 01/06/2017 11:00PM

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Jan. 6, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop


Caroline Guenther '06 named to Forbes' '30 Under 30' 


A panel of experts at Forbes magazine credited Caroline Guenther '06 with helping to save her company millions when they named her to their elite "30 Under 30" list this week. Read more here.

Geronimo in Grenada 


Eight sixth-formers flew to the Caribbean this week to begin a three-week Geronimo program in Grenada. Sam Doggett, Oliver Parsons, Kirk LaShelle, Olivia Gonzalez, Eleanor Wilcox, Aniyah Borges, Dillon Kaynor and Svenja Nanfelt arrived at the boat on Tuesday. On Wednesday the eight toured the southern end of the island and went on a hike to the Seven Sisters Waterfall for a swim, reported Captain Jill Hughes. Yesterday the students were scheduled to make their first sail as a crew.

BJ Miller '89 featured in the New York Times


Now the world knows the compelling story of St. George's grad BJ Miller '89. In an article titled "One Man's Quest to Change the Way We Die" published on Tuesday, New York Times reporter Jon Mooallem outlines BJ's trailblazing work in the field of palliative care. BJ was on the Hilltop last February to deliver a talk during our celebration of the opening of the new SG Academic Center. Watch his address, roundly lauded by students and teachers, on our Vimeo channel.

Eva Killenberg '17: A passion for innovation


Today we unveiled the fifth in our six-part series on student passions. Meet Senior Prefect Eva Killenberg '17, who's making the most of St. George's new curriculum, programs and facilities. Watch "A Passion for Innovation."

David Sayer '03 conquers the Pacific Crest Trail


When David Sayer '03 realized his job in the tech sector just wasn't feeding his soul, he did what a lot of nature lovers dream of doing: he hit the trail. The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail to be exact. Read more about his experiences in "Mile After Mile," published in The Newport Daily News last week.

Remembering Kendra


The Spanish Honor Society is hosting a dance-a-thon tomorrow night to benefit the Greenlove Foundation, which was established by the family of Kendra Bowers '12. Kendra, who died in a skiing accident during her sophomore year in college, was a devoted Snapdragon (above) and is remembered fondly for her sunny disposition and her winning, contagious smile. We think she would likely approve of the dance-a-thon prize: The form that raises the most money by buying the most T-shirts gets a night free of homework! 


2013 grad wins trivia contest

Congratulations to our Dec. 16 trivia contest winner, Kate Pesa '13, who knew that the SG Barbecue Club usually provides a hot breakfast to students leaving for Christmas Break, but had to cancel its grillfest this year because of the cold and wind. This week's trivia question: The Spanish Honor Society celebrates the accomplishments of students who excel in their language program. Which longtime teacher and former head of the SG Spanish Department is now an emeritus faculty member after retiring in 2014? The winner will receive a coupon code for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore. Good luck!

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