St. Anne's community members and friends gathered in May at Bible Park to walk in memory of Sam and Grace Masoudi who died while they were students at St. Anne's. The walk supports the Sam and Grace Masoudi Memorial Fund that helps provide partial scholarships to six deserving students in the middle school each year in conjunction with the Challenge Foundation.  We are so appreciative of all who walked and donated to this special cause.

For more information on the Sam and Grace Masoudi Memorial Fund or to donate, click HERE.

St. Anne's celebrated the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Martha Ostertag Adams '82 in early May. She came to speak to the entire student body about her work with Girl Rising to empower girls through education. Martha also fondly reflected on her time as a student at St. Anne's and the lessons and friendships that have served her in her life's journey. We were inspired and honored to have her join us back on campus.

Please click here to learn more about Girl Rising.

Scott Yeates ’96 will open Mythology Distillery and its Watering Hole Bar in June in the LoHi area of Denver. The location and bar will distill and offer vodka, gin and whiskey. Yeates and fellow founders joined with distiller Scott Coburn, a former production head at High West Distillery, to bring the idea to life.  Click HERE to follow their progress and learn more.

Hunter Leggitt ’95, played a huge role in the launch of the Octopus Initiative design/build exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver in March 2018.  Hunter Leggitt Studio built the permanent installation at the museum. Octopus Initiative, or “putting art in the hands of many,” is the museum’s new art lending library which lets you borrow a painting for up to a year for free. MCA launched the project with 150 works, all created by Denver artists, with the goal to offer as many as 500 paintings by 2020.  Although the art isn’t for sale, Adam Lerner, the museum’s director and chief animator, says he hopes people will learn about Denver artists through the library and that it will spark people’s interest in buying other pieces from those artists.

In December, Rico Lopez ’14 was recognized for his piece, “The Global Slide from Democracy: Time to Wake Up,” as one of four winners of the Arch J. Roberts essay/reporting contest for high school and college students. The award was launched by News-Decoder, a non-profit news service for millennials. Rico, a senior at The Thacher School in California, is the editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper, The Notes.

Click HERE to read Rico’s article, which examines the recent decline of democratic governments, democratic institutions, and civil liberties around the world, from the Middle East to Europe to the Americas.

St. Anne's Alumni Board is pleased to announce Martha Ostertag Adams '82 as the winner of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Martha Adams is an award-winning storyteller who produced the film at the center of the Girl Rising campaign. Newsweek/Daily Beast named Adams one of "125 Women of Impact," and today, acting as Girl Rising's Chief Creative Officer, she produces stories and authors creative partnerships to fuel girls' empowerment advocacy around the world. Her most recent project involves empowering women in the Middle East through sports. 

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Thank you to all those who nominated a St. Anne's alum. We had a long list from which to choose and the decision was not easy. 

The Alumni Board is working on an event to celebrate and honor both Martha and our alumni in the new year. Stay tuned for more information.