May 8, 2012

Sarah B. (Seminar class of 2004) is graduating this month from Guilford College with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. Sarah recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Community Service in the Greensboro area for her work organizing and managing a lunch buddy program pairing Guilford College students with public school students. This summer, Sarah begins a new full-time position at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point in the area of children and youth ministry. Sarah was very excited to be chosen for this position from a large and competitive field of candidates.

Alex B. (Seminar class of 2008) will graduate in June from Salem High School. Alex recently submitted a paper on his multi-year research project on the reptiles of Fort Lewis Mountain that was accepted for fall publication by the peer review journal of the Virginia Herpetological Society—a significant accomplishment for a high school student! Before heading to college in fall 2013 in pursuit of his longtime goal of becoming a herpetologist, Alex plans to enjoy a “gap” year. During this year, he will be working as a summer camp counselor, hiking the Appalachian Trail with his cousin, and traveling to Costa Rica or Ecuador on an environmental and conservation study trip. He also hopes to land a zoo internship for part of the year