Emily Olson
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Heidi Trude is in her 5th year of teaching at Skyline H.S. and absolutely loves it. She writes: “This spring the teachers from my sister schools in France will be coming to work with me and my students. I’m so excited for this opportunity!” Heidi also made it back to SBC in fall to participate in the Modern Languages Career Panel. “It was so good to be back on campus!”

Theresa Jorgensen is living in Austin, TX. She’s engaged to Sam Addison and is blowing glass.

Danielle Dionne writes: “I’m still teaching 1st grade up in northern VA for Loudoun Co. I’m getting married in 10/2013! I miss seeing all my SBC friends and would love to hear from you!”

Kristina Bloxom graduated from Ross U. School of Veterinary Medicine. She’ll be starting her new career with Banfield Pet Hospital on Mar. 11.

After over 4 years at The Heritage Foundation’s Douglas and SarahAllison Center for Foreign Policy Studies in Washington, DC, Morgan Roach has moved 2 blocks down the road to the U.S. Senate. Morgan is now a policy analyst for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee(minority) where she works on the investigations and oversight team.

Danielle Briggs-Hansen renewed her lease in Alexandria, VA, and is still working at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (4 years in May). She says, “I continue to receive requests for commissioned paintings, which is nice. I’m busier with art than I ever have been!” She has also been playing volleyball 2-4 times a week.

Irene Maslanik is working in FL as an assistant public defender where she represents indigent children. She writes, “I do not get to see many SBC ladies down my way. However, I recently traveled to TX to meet up with quite a few of the SBC ladies at Lynnsey Brown’s wedding. It was wonderful to see Amelia White Barber, Ferrell Lyles Smith, Meagan Chenault (soon to be married herself), and of course the bride, Lynnsey Brown Wilhem. It had been ages since we had all been together and our lives have grown and changed, but being together felt just like those wonderful lazy afternoons sitting in Prothro in our pajamas when all we did was laugh and enjoy each other’s company. It felt like home.”

Sarah Kindschuh has begun a grad. program in wildlife biology at NM State U. She is spending this semester on the campus in Las Cruces, NM, but will be spending the rest of her years in the program continuing work and research on the Valles Caldera National Preserve in Jemez Springs, NM.

I, Emily Olson, have been working as a long term substitute teacher for a theatre class in an elementary school. It’s challenging, but a lot of fun. I also continue to do the marketing and PR for Avon Players Community Theatre. I have applied to grad school programs for theatre education and am hoping to start a program in June. I’m crossing my fingers to end up somewhere a little warmer than MI and maybe closer to SBC!