June 7, 2019
June 3, 2019
April 24, 2019
On June 25, 1987, 36-year-old Ed Gillet launched from California’s Monterey Bay in a sea kayak to paddle solo across the Pacific. He spent the next 64 days alone, subsisting on dabs of toothpaste near his journey’s end. When he finally landed at Maui’s Kahului Harbor, he became the first person to complete an unsupported solo kayak crossing of the Pacific, an endeavor that hasn’t been matched since.
Although reluctant to speak of his experience, Gillet found a kindred spirit in Dave Shively ’95, a fellow kayaker, and spoke to him at length. Their continued correspondence resulted in a 6,000-word piece for Canoe & Kayak, and eventually, a book, The Pacific Alone, recently published last year.
Click HERE to read more.
April 21, 2019
In April, Brooke Smiley ’15 and fellow senior at Arapahoe High School, Ry Renshaw, organized the Out of Darkness walk with help from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a national organization. Smiley and Renshaw organized the walk after two Arapahoe students died by suicide within days of each other in 2018. Littleton Public Schools has said six Arapahoe students have died by suicide since late 2013. The crowd of nearly 1,000 walkers raised over $74,000, shattering its original goal of $12,000. The walk was one of the suicide-prevention foundation’s biggest on-campus walks in the country in 2019, in both fundraising and size.
April 11, 2019
March 19, 2019
Martha Adams (St. Anne's Class of 1982 and Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient) is one of two directors of a new short film, Brave Girl Rising, that debuted this International Women's Day.
Click HERE to view the trailer and find out more.
Alumni parent Sharon Martin was named Fine Arts Foundation’s 2019 Citizen of the Arts. Her husband, Lanny, received the same title 28 years earlier. Their daughter, Mary, graduated from St. Anne's in 1989.
Read full article HERE.
March 10, 2019 - March 11, 2019
Frances Middleton-Davis ‘18 and her team of four students from high school (four freshmen and one senior) won the Vex Robotics Colorado State Championship in March. It was an extraordinary event in that they placed 15th out of 16 teams after the preliminaries, and then won all the playoff rounds as underdogs to become the champions.