IN TOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
JEB STUART ALUMNI GATHERING AT SILVERADO'S IN ANNANDALE
FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING 11/28
EVERYONE IS INVITED!
We will start gathering at 7 p.m.
7052 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 354-4560
Andie Rowe at:
or Kina Merdinian at
ANNUAL ALUMNI HOLIDAY EVENT
SATURDAY BETWEEN XMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY
DECEMBER 27TH, 7PM
BACK BAR AT CLYDE'S RESTAURTANT IN
MARK CENTER, ALEXANDRIA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
NANCY DEPRETE BENJAMIN AT Niyade1l@aol.com
Fun pre-game party at Pub House...and after game!
GREAT HOMECOMING FOR ALUMNI
We packed them in the Public House #7 (owned by parent of Stuart freshman!) Love our spirited and flexible thinking alumni - despite a quick change of venue we had a well attended pre game party. Classes '79 and '84 were included in the Half Time float parade. After game crowd again at Public House with the night ending in some Karokee singing by our own Bruce Cohen (and others not identified!)...more pics to come.
LET'S GROW THIS ORGANIZATION!
Now's a great time to reach out to a former classmate who has not yet registered on our website and invite them to join. It's free and it's run by us (Stuart Alumni not an outside firm!)
To invite them to join either send them our website address www.jebstuartalumni.com or on the web site Home Page there is a box titled Missing Classmates. Enter any classmate's email address in there and they will be sent an invitation to join.
Thanks - let's make this young, but awesome association into a mighty mighty Raider nation!
Class of 75
Planning is now underway for our 40 year reunion. If you are interested in helping out please contact Lynn at email@example.com.
Currently eight high schools in Fairfax County do not have artificial turf fields - J.E.B. Stuart is one of those schools. We're trying to change that and we need your help.
Turf fields have great benefits for the student athletes, the school, and the Stuart community. Use the links above to find out more about why we believe turf fields are important for Stuart and join our fundraising efforts - including making your name a lasting part of the Stuart campus. Purchase a brick or large masonry tile for our Raider Patio & Walk of Fame to be unveiled in 2014!
The Stuart community needs to raise $100,000 by the end of the 2014-15 school year or we could lose our chance.
Thanks for visiting, thank you for supporting our students, and Go Raiders!
To print or download our one pager about Turf Stuart go to www.turfstuart.org
Two Stuart High School Students Named
2015 National Merit Semifinalists
Two Stuart High School (SHS) seniors, Theodore Lebryk and Adam Thomas, have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for 2015.
Approximately 16,000 high school seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for 2015. More than 1.4 million juniors entered the 2015 National Merit program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as the initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
Three types of Merit Scholarship awards will be offered in 2015: National Merit $2,500 scholarships, corporate-sponsored scholarships, and college-sponsored scholarships.
We are extremely proud of Theodore and Adam who exemplify our Raider spirit!!!
Lina Maria Lenis Gonzalez
J.E.B. Stuart High School
School counselor Virginia Justis remembers being caught by surprise when Lina Maria Lenis Gonzalez, then a sophomore, stopped by the office to introduce herself and spell out her personal goals. “She completely took the initiative,” Justis says. “[She] is a mover and a shaker…who lives by the motto of leaving a place better than you found it.”
Last year, Gonzalez completed a 14-week internship program at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum—an experience that deepened her perspective on issues in her school and community. “In my school, in every school, there is bullying,” the 17-year-old observes. “So I try to raise awareness about bullying and any type of oppression that can lead to problems in society.”
Through her school’s Key Club, a service program she helped establish in 2012, Gonzalez has organized activities ranging from soup kitchen visits to shoe drives that support poor families in Honduras. She served as junior class treasurer, plays for the varsity field hockey team, volunteers as a Spanish tutor, and holds a seat on the Fairfax County Public Schools Student Advisory Council. She also devotes time to the Leadership Council for the school board’s College Partnership Program, which helps minority and first-generation students of immigrant families get into college. (She moved to the U.S. from Colombia at age 5 with her parents, Hector Lenis and Liliana Gonzalez.)
Now a rising senior, Gonzalez plans to study political science in college, attend law school, work as a lawyer and ultimately run for governor. “I would like to get that education to make sure that if one day I have the opportunity to make laws, they can be effective and efficient to truly make a change in the community,” says the teen.
In the meantime, the straight-A student is on a path to earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma. She credits her mom as the inspiration behind her work ethic. “She is the hardest-working person I have ever met,” Gonzalez says. “[She] inspires me to make positive changes so other students will grow up and succeed, and won’t have to work as hard as my mother [does] to support their families.”
—Lindsey Brookbank (photo by Erick Gibson)
Give back to Stuart through the
JEB STUART EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Foundation has been helping our students reach their goal of attending college. Often our students are the first in their family to have this ability. All alumni are invited to GIVE BACK to our school through this worthy organization.
Click on link on left side or go to www.stuartfund.org to find out more info and to donate.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY - OUR STUDENTS DESERVE IT! (and need it!)
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE?
We have received many emails recently in which people are trying to locate former classmates. Instead of posting them as announcements on this Home Page we have created a User Forum titled ISO. Click on the User Forums tab on left side of this page and follow the directions to post questions, answer questions, etc. Thanks everyone!
Advisory Board Members for 2013-14 :
Andie Rowe, Wendy Hilton, Jeff Hamblen, Jeff Barham, Robin Delaney, Nancy Deprete Benjamin, Gary Houk, Margaret Connor, Carol Miller, Harold Mintz, Laura Nettuno, Vince Nettuno and Susan Tull O'Reilly
Thank you Advisory Board Members for helping out!
Interested in being on the Advisory Board next year - let one of us know (you need not live in the DC area to do this - the primary function is to provide input to our association.)
WANT RAIDER GEAR?
We've got it......Click on this link to purchase all your Raider Gear.
Also available at the home football games.
The mission of the JEB Stuart Alumni Association is to be a means for communication through newsletters, social media and gatherings to benefit JEB Stuart High School alumni, teachers, administrators and their families. By providing current information about class reunions, alumni activities, important school announcements, and scholarship assistance, we will continually strive to build up the JEB Stuart community spirit. Our goal is for the Association to give back the morale, spirit and connections we were once afforded by this outstanding high school for years to come.