Welcome to the PS alumni blog! From academic achievements to world travels, we will be posting what our alumni are doing. Please email your alumni news and updates to Ryan Hertlein, Alumni Coordinator and Assistant Director of Admission. Check back to find out about upcoming alumni events.
PS Class of '08 Alum, Nina Distefano, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award after organizing a service project at the DePelchin Children's Center, which focuses on strengthening children's lives by providing mental health, foster care and adoption services. Nina and a group of volunteers created affordable fashion items for teenage girls out of materials such as trash bags and coffee filters. Nina then worked directly with 35 teenage girls helping to raise self-esteem.
The Gold Award is a huge achievement - less than five percent of Girl Scouts complete the Gold Award requirements. Nina also had to complete over 100 community service hours and two to three years of award work before one of the last requirements, the service project.
We are proud of the many acheivements of our PS Alum and wish her well as she attends her first year of college at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.
Read more about Nina's Girl Scout Gold Award here.
Congratulations to our PS Alumni who made the St. Agnes Academy Honor Roll this past semester!We are so proud of you!
High Honors recognition goes to Sarah Rohrman '08, Anna Grace Hawkins '09, Elizabeth Copper '11, Juliana Ganim '11, Lauren Stubbers '11, and Caroline Thomas '11.
Honors recognition goes to Audrey Beathard '08, Danielle Benn '08, Katherine Copper '08, Maggie Elliott '08, Erica Hoffman '09, Katherine Dyer '10, Sarah Castaneda '11, Claire Hoffman '11, Brenton Smith '11 and Katherine Ten Eyck '11.
As St. Agnes adds Field Hockey to their athletics program, many PS alums have joined the inaugural team. Click here to read the write up in the Houston Chronicle. Congratulations to Danielle Benn '08, Anna Grace Hawkins '09, Monica Bueso '10, Katherine Dyer '10, Sarah Castaneda '11 and Claire Hoffman '11 for making the teams.
Good luck on a great first season!
Monica Bueso '10 (#2) up against St. John's.
Claire Hoffman '11 (#15) up against Duchesne.
Sarah Castaneda '11 (#17) playing Episcopal.
Anna Grace Hawkins '09 (#3) takes on Duchesne.
Shelby Zimmerman '11 (Episcopal) and Claire Hoffman '11 (St. Agnes) meet up on the field.
Congratulations to Andrew Winters '08 who has accepted an offer from Wake Forest University to play division 1 golf. The Wake Forest Golf Team has a rich golfing tradition and produced such great golfers as Arnold Palmer, Jay Haas, Curtis Strange, Lanny Wadkins and recently Webb Simpson. Andrew is also excited about joining his big brother Christopher Winters '06 at Wake Forest. Andrew will be a senior this year at Kinkaid and hopes to lead the Kinkaid golf team to another SPC Championship in the Spring of 2012.
Above is a picture of Andrew's Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship win at Redstone Golf Club here in Houston earlier this month. We look forward to following Andrew's golfing accomplishment at Wake Forest.
Hugh Zabriskie performed an original composition Tuesday evening, April 19, with the University of Houston Moore's School of Music Jazz Orchestra.
Hugh's composition, "The Cocunut Grove", was performed earlier this fall as a Houston-area TEDx entry. Based off of this experience, Moores School of Music Jazz Director, Noe Marmolejo invited Hugh to perform is composition on a concert featuring a mix of classic and new compositions for big band. Hugh is the only high school student to be featured on this performance!
Congratulations to Hugh and we can't wait to hear more of his original compositions!
Andrew Winters '08 has turned out to be quite a golfer. Last spring, he helped Kinkaid win the SPC championship along with Preston Moore '06. Andrew placed 2nd individually over all in the SPC tournament. He is also a member of the Texas Junior Golf Tour and placed 3rd last month at the TJGT state tournament held at Barton Springs in Austin.
Click here to read the article that ran in The Chronicle last May about Andrew's amazing performance, which led his team to winning the SPC championship.
Hugh Zabriskie ’08 spoke at the inaugural TEDxYouth event in Houston on November 20. Hugh explained the inspiring idea behind his original jazz composition. Hugh gathered three musicians from the Houston area to perform his orginal work and spoke at the conference about the process of assembling this team and the discovery of sounds once his work was played. Hugh spoke about how he feels music is a conversation between musicians and particularly in jazz because there is so much improvisation. Among the musicians Hugh found to play his piece, was Noe Marmolejo, director of jazz ensembles at the University of Houston. Noe loved the piece so much that he asked Hugh if the University of Houston jazz musicians could perform the original music at an upcoming event. We look forward to seeing what Hugh composes in the future!
Blaine Williamson from the Presbyterian School Class of 2008 had her artwork featured on the front of Episcopal High School's 2010 Christmas card. Congratulations, Blaine!
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