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Alumni Support Means So Much!

December 11, 2020

As we reach the end of 2020, we want to recognize the role Saint George’s alumni and donors have in our campus community. The time, talent and generosity of alumni and friends mean so much for students. Donor support creates a sense of place and purpose for students and strengthens our shared legacy.

This year was exceptional.  We incurred additional costs for more staffing, technology and making the school COVID compliant.  Individual contributions to Saint George’s have gone a long way in helping students navigate many challenges and continue on in their education successfully.  We are committed to providing every student a world-class education and in doing so ask for your support.

This is the time of year when many people consider charitable gifts for tax purposes.  And some employers offer matching programs that can potentially double the impact of your gift.  So please join fellow passionate Dragons in making a gift to Saint George’s today!  

GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION! 

Thank you, 

Ashley Miller
Development Director

SGS alumna Lauren Meyer '08, who lives and works in South Australia, was recently awarded the South Australia Young Achiever Award In STEM sciences.  Lauren investigated the impacts of wildlife tourism for her PhD in biochemical ecology at Flinders University, particularly the effects of cage diving on white sharks.  Her work contributed to the implementation of new regulations and new tourism assessment frameworks used by the Department of Environment and Water.  She is also the co-founder of Otlet Research, a tissue sharing platform for researchers around the world.  Her dad David adds, "Thank you to SGS and it’s wonderful staff and teachers who inspired her."  See a short Facebook Video about Lauren's work from the South Australia Young Achiever's page.

Saint George's regrets to announce that the annual Golf Classic scheduled for June 26th has been cancelled.   The restrictions on off-campus events during Phase II means the school needs to avoid getting out of compliance with state rules.  Everyone who has already paid their entry fee will receive a full refund.  Saint George's intends to restart Golf Classic tradition in 2021 on the Friday before Hoopfest.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Athletic Dierctor Ryan Peplinski.

Thank you to the 178 SGS students, families, staff, alumni and friends who participated in the SGS Virtual Fun Run May 16-17.  Congratulations to the overall division winners -- Mens: John DeForest, Peter Worrall, Spencer Hildie; Womens: Kala Reaves, Rachel Hildie, and Jill Anderson.  Dragons ran all over the globe -- Peter Worrall ran in Germany and Oscar Zhou in China!  Plus family, friends and alumni were running in Montana, Florida, Maine, Ohio, Arkansas, California, Michigan and Arizona, as well as across Washington state (Seattle, Chelan, Ephrata, Shoreline) and around the Spokane area.  See a Photo Gallery of runners from all over participating in the Virtual Fun Run!

Saint George's will celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.  We are deeply grateful for the support we have received from families and friends of the school.  Although our Spring Gala has been cancelled, we are still trying to reach our monetary goal of $210,000 for our Annual Fund.  Please go to www.sgs.org/give if you wish to contribute to Saint George’s Annual Fund on this day of giving -- Tuesday, May 5th.

S.M. (Sarah) Hulse, SGS Class of 2002, has just released her second novel, "Eden Mine".  Set in Montana, she traces the aftermath of a bomb explosion on two families and explores the themes of faith and forgiveness.  Read the LA Times Book Review of her novel (in the S-R Feb. 16 edition) and plan to hear Sarah speak at 7pm on March 18 at the Montvale Event Center (1019 W. First Ave.) as part of the Spokesman-Review Northwest Passages series on regional authors.  Plus, read an article by Sarah in the Fall-Winter 2013 Saint George's Magazine about how she became a published author.

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.]


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