Alumni News

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 Alum Crafting an Exciting Future

Ryan Haney,  PS Class of ’07, is a budding entrepreneur with deep roots in the state of Texas and the city of Houston. Ryan was a PS Lifer and attended Presbyterian School from Kindergarten through 8th grade. During his years as a young scholar he developed a passion for working with his hands, which led him to co-found the engineering team as a high school student at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. Following his graduation from Strake, Ryan enrolled at Clemson University. As a cash-strapped college student, he began building handmade furniture to make some extra money. After college, Ryan felt called to continue crafting furniture. Rather than settling for a traditional career choice, Ryan connected with Tommy Chernosky to be his business partner and Heartwood Timbercraft was born. At Heartwood Timbercraft, Ryan and Tommy provide one of a kind hand made, custom solid wood furniture, built locally to each customer’s specifications. Click here for more information on Ryan and his great new company.
Posted by Mr. Ryan Hertlein in Class of 2007 on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at 01:58PM
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Taylor Miller opens jewelry company, Hazen LLC

Taylor Miller (Class of ’07) currently a senior marketing major at SMU, plans to graduate early in order to focus full time on her jewelry company, Hazen LLC.  Miller was 9 years old and in third grade at Presbyterian School when she started designing jewelry; 12 years old when she first went to market and now ten plus years later, she has managed to make Hazen a thriving and profitable company.  Miller credits her marketing courses for helping grow her company.  Her professor noted her ability to “successfully run a company with a clear vision while maintaining an excellent academic record.” Miller is currently focused on the first steps of implementing her 5 year business plan.  We look forward to watching Hazen, LLC continue to grow!  Check out her website at

Posted by in Class of 2007, In the Community on Friday January 9, 2015
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Catherine Hay and Allie Luther run Chevron Houston Marathon

Catherine Hay (PS Class of 2007) and Allie Luther (PS Class of 2009) ran the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 13th.  Through the cold, rain and wind, Catherine finished in 04:31:55, ranking 6th in her division (Females 16-19).  Allie Luther finished in 04:36:04, ranking 7th in her division (Females 16-19).

Catherine's first introduction to running was from being a part of the track team at Presbyterian School, but her love for running didn't develop until late in high school at St. John's.  She shared her love for running with Ms. Cox, Assistant Head of Middle School at Presbyterian School.  They ran together over the summer before she headed to college.  This was Catherine's first marathon, but she has completed three half-marathons before.  She had to overcome an ankle injury in order to run the marathon and was in physical therapy for four months.  Catherine commented, "It felt so rewarding to finally be able to finish the race after all the hard work and training I put in."  She plans on running another marathon this year and hope to run the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco.

Allie played field hockey, soccer and lacrosse at Presbyterian School.  Her love for running didn't start until high school at Episcopal where she was on the cross country and track team.  This was her second marathon to run and she hopes to run another one in the next few years.  Allie commented, "All of the hours of training were so worth it on that day! It feels so good to be cheered on throughout the race and crossing the finish line felt amazing!" 

We are proud of Catherine and Allie for finding something they love, setting goals and conquering them through hard work and dedication.  We want to extend a big congratulations to them for finishing the marathon! 

Left photo: Catherine Hay after the marathon.
Right photo: Allie Luther with her two sisters, Caitlyn (PS Class of 2007) and Natalie (PS Class of 2014) after the marathon. 

Posted by in Class of 2007, Class of 2009, Athletic Honors on Thursday January 24, 2013 at 11:21AM
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Levy Sisters '07 and '09 Perform at House of Blues

Watch the performance of their original song, "Flowers".

Posted by Mrs. Ashlea Taylor in Class of 2007, Class of 2009, In the Media on Tuesday April 5, 2011 at 12:22PM
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Avery Geisler '07 named finalist in photography competition

Congratulations to Avery Geisler '07 who has been named one of four national finalists in Photography in the Young Arts scholarship competition sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Avery is a senior at The Kinkaid School and you can click here to read more about her outstanding achievement.

Posted by Mrs. Ashlea Taylor in Class of 2007, Academic Honors on Wednesday January 5, 2011 at 10:16AM
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Cailtin Luther '07 receives Julia Boone Gunter Award

Congratulations to Caitlin Luther '07 for receiving the Julia Boone Gunter Award from The Woman's Club of Houston.  This award was recognized at The Woman's Club of Houston 10th annual "Very Beary" Market and Luncheon on Sunday, December 5.  The following excerpt was about Caitlin was featured in the luncheon brochure.


Posted by Mrs. Ashlea Taylor in Class of 2007 on Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 01:32PM
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PS Alumni named National Merit Finalists at St. Agnes Academy

Congratulations to Caroline Winzenried '07 and Kaitlin Kennedy '07 who were two of six seniors at St. Agnes Academy to be named National Merit Finalists. They are among 16,000 students nationwide selected for their scholastic achievement.


If they advance and are honored as National Merit Finalists, these students are eligible for more than 8,400 scholarships totaling $36 million. They will be notified later this year on their selection. About 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to reach the finalist designation. The National Merit Corporation has recognized top U.S. students since 1955 for their academic excellence. 

Posted by Mrs. Ashlea Taylor in Class of 2007, Academic Honors on Thursday September 23, 2010 at 04:31PM
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Levy Sisters '07 and '09 Perform on Great Day Houston



The Levy sisters are performing! Sisters Alex Levy '07 and Julia Levy '09 have had a passion for music since they were young and and are now writing their own music and performing.  Click here to check out their performance on Great Day Houston this summer.

Check out their website for upcoming performances and other news!

Upcoming Show:  Head to Armadillo Palace TOMORROW, September 25, 2010 from 1-4 p.m.and hear the girls sing at The Avon Cancer Benefit!

Posted by Mrs. Ashlea Taylor in Class of 2007, Class of 2009, In the Media on Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 03:20PM
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