This fall has brought a number of alumni to campus – both in person and virtually – to talk with students.
Bob Cohn '81, president of The Atlantic, Skyped with the Honors Comparative Politics class before the election, and Attorney General Lisa Madigan '84 and Daniel Egel-Weiss '11 (along with his employer State Representative Sara Feigenholtz and others) visited the classes to hear student post-mortem presentations on the Democratic campaign after the election. Egel-Weiss and Jasmine Arrington '11...
spoke on a panel with parent Lisa Burik and Director of Latin 360° Catherine Curry to juniors and seniors about finding part-time and summer jobs, and being persuasive in the hiring process when you don't have work experience to offer.
Stephen Christy '03, president of development for comic and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios, met with the 7th grade to talk about the super heroes the students developed after reading Shadow Hero in English class, writing origin stories in Language Arts and visually representing their heroes in Art. Afterwards, upper and middle school students had lunch with Stephen to learn more about his work as an editor-in-chief of graphic novels and comic books, and how he is working to bring many of them to the big screen.
An upper schooler interviewed Dave Diaz '88 of the U.S. State Department and Brigadier General Peter Zwack '72 (ret.) as part of his independent study research on the development of modern warfare.
Ben Tannenbaum '12, Tatiana Novak '16 and Simon Ricci '16 returned to help moderate Scholastic Bowl meets this month.