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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018
Middle School students collected the food, and then assembled, wrapped and decorated 24 beautiful holiday baskets to be distributed to the clients of Koinonia on Franconia Road. Each basket is designed to provide the makings of a festive holiday dinner for a family of four. We solicited donations of non-perishable food items and gift cards (or cash to buy them) for perishable foods at the Giant at Alexandria Commons on December 2. Under direction of "Wrap Master," Cathy Guertin, students... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Festival of Lights is Friday, December 21! Burgundy’s annual winter performance involves every class sharing stories about the theme of light from a diverse array of cultural traditions and experiences. This is a popular event and we usually see a large number of families on campus for Festival of Lights and the classroom parties that follow it. Don’t forget that Friday is a noon release, with no afternoon enrichments or bus service. This year the advancement office is happy to provide coffee... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Monday, December 10, 2018
On Saturday afternoon, a group of Middle Schoolers helped to wrap presents for Wesley Housing's program that provides holiday gifts for clients who live in their housing units. Wesley Housing chooses some of their clients who are really struggling to make ends meet, and asks them to make a wish list of gifts for all members of their family. Generous donors bought these gifts, some "adopting" entire families, and our students wrapped them beautifully so the gifts can be a welcome and beautiful... Read More
Posted by Vini Schoene on Friday, December 7, 2018
The annual Christmas Bird Count is administered by the National Audubon Society, and the Hampshire County WV count circle is sponsored by the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies. If you are a die-hard birder, join us Dec 28 - 29 for a dawn-to-dusk bird walk, counting every feathered thing in sight. We gather for warm housing near the Cove, eat dinner, make teams, and try (and fail) to go to bed early. On Dec 29 we rise too early, trudge over hill and dale and count birds. Then we tally up... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Congratulations to Hannah Miller ’15 on being named a Peacemaker of the Year by the PCMDCB (Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore). The organization honors local youth who are working to prevent gun violence and promote peace. She, along with other recipients, will be honored at an awards ceremony later this month. We are so excited for and proud of you, Hannah!
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Congratulations to Lindsay Arnold ‘07 on completing her first marathon at the Baltimore Runfest on October 20. Lindsay is a kindergarten teacher at a public school in NC. 
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Raven Bolding ‘09 recently had the privilege of honoring Trayvon Martin in a spoken word group tribute at Alfred Street Baptist Church. The group first presented the tribute six years ago. You can view the original presentation here. Raven is a 2017 graduate of St. John’s University with a bachelor’s in finance. She is currently pursuing a master’s in international peace and conflict resolution at American University. #burgundygrad
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Renee Woods Stramel ‘82 works for World Art Group, an art publishing company in Richmond, VA. The company sells artwork all over the world on a wholesale basis to framing companies, furniture companies and big interior design houses. She currently has a piece that was licensed by Anthropologie as a tapestry! She writes, “Burgundy taught me how to see, but more importantly, it taught me how to be curious. It lets me explore new media and techniques at work and has lead to the innovation and... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
From an opportune meeting in Rome to a conference participant in Zurich, studying author James Joyce has taken Burgundy grad Mikaela Kelley '08 across the globe. Indeed, in August, Kelley was invited to return to the James Joyce conference as a visiting scholar and attend an annual summer workshop in Zurich. She was also asked to publish a review of the Zurich conference that will be in James Joyce Quarterly. “Being able to participate in the workshop was a huge honor,” Kelley said. “In one... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Burgundy grad highlight: Emma Beall ‘09 received her Master's in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in May 2018. Emma also recently began a new position with the City of Alexandria as the Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) on June 1. Anyone (youth and adults!) interested in learning more about SAPCA or volunteering should contact Emma at or 571.302.1022. We are so proud of... Read More