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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 emma.beall@alexandriava.gov or 571.302.1022. We are so proud of... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
  Cassie Cope ‘14 is the recipient of the 2018 The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) scholarship. LTA has been Cassie’s home theater since she began studying voice in second grade and where she has performed as Jacqueline Bouvier (Grey Gardens), Anybodys (West Side Story), and Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables.) The scholarship will be helpful as she heads off to college in 2019!
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Thursday, August 30, 2018
The teachers and Elizabeth, Jared, Pat, and I are back from the annual faculty retreat, which took place at the Cove Monday and Tuesday. We had a wonderful kick-off with teachers, with ice-breakers, great meals, and recreation time, along with a slate of team meetings and great professional conversations on diversity and differentiation, two of our summer reading topics! We are fortunate to have such an incredible mountain campus and academic program there! And, yes, it was hot even there!... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Recently caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 brought some new animals to join the herd in Burgundy’s barnyard. There are three turkeys—two females, one male, all Narragansett turkeys, a heritage breed. One of the females hatched with deformed toes and slight head bob; the other female has been a companion for her. Ali also added two new hens; they are Golden Laced Wyandotte and Black Sex Link varieties. Ali reports everyone is settling in fine and she expects visitors to the... Read More

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