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Adeeb Mahmood (2002) and his wife Rachel welcomed their first child Liam Adeeb Mahmood on November 15.

On January 18, Catherine (Robertson) Herman (2004) and her husband Alex welcomed their second child Paul Alexander Herman.

Samantha (Mayo) Buttery (2005) and her husband Kevin welcomed their first child Clark Robert Buttery on October 15.

On January 29, Jessie Egan (2006) married Brian Jaron in Boulder, CO.

Hugh Roberts (2006) recently spoke with Grades 7 & 8 students about his journey to becoming a professional athlete and activist. See Alumni Spotlight on page 4.


Anesu Nyawata (2010) is currently working as a research scientist for Smithers Avanza, a contract research organization. In addition to his job as a scientist, he also works as a basketball skills trainer for players in elementary school through high school (@nessskillsanddrills on Facebook & Instagram). Anesu is also passionate about giving back to the community through charity work and service.

In May 2021, Anthony Mahshigian (2013) will graduate from University of Maryland and has accepted a position as a Software Engineer with SpaceX.

Nicholas Mori (2014) will be working as a Manufacturing Analytics Intern at Tesla during the Spring and Summer of 2021.

Travis Scala (2016), a student at Davis & Elkins College, has been named to the president's list for the fall 2020 semester. The president's list includes all full-time students with a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Travis also plays lacrosse at Davis & Elkins. (Photo: Travis Scala)

Alumni Photos

Travis Scala (2016)

Hugh Roberts (2006)

Liam, son of Adeeb (2002) and Rachel Mahmood

Clark, son of Samantha (Mayo) (2005) and Kevin Buttery

Jessie Egan (2006)

Anesu Nyawata (2010)

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