What are they doing now?

It has been a pleasure to update you on what Heights graduates are up to. Please keep those updates coming! I would love to hear from more families about what their grads are doing now. Email me at lita@valancy.com.

Here’s just a sampling of what some of our graduates have been up to:

Class of 1988

Kenna Quereau was a journalism major at the University of Wisconsin. After graduation, she worked for a variety of advertising agencies in Cleveland and Baltimore. Since 2005 she has been with T. Rowe Price, an investment management firm, as a part of their in-house marketing department. This May, Kenna was promoted to director of marketing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa operations and will be based out of their London office beginning in July.

Class of 2004

David Carlson graduated from Oberlin College with a double major in mathematics (Honors) and East Asian studies, and minors in economics and history. David's East Asian studies work focused on Chinese language. He spent two summers studying Chinese in Beijing and is preparing to start law school at Cornell University this fall. Graham Eckert graduated magna cum laude this June from Harvard University with a major in social studies. Graham was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. In September he will join the consulting firm Oliver Wyman's Dubai office. Katherine M. Vincenty graduated with honors from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communication design and a minor in art history. Katherine's senior thesis focused on ethnography and multiculturalism pertaining to graphic design in China and the United States. She is lead designer at a small firm and also freelances. Joshua Wildey graduated from Purdue University this year with a degree in electrical engineering. He is working for MC Dean Corporation, an engineering construction company, in Reston, Virginia.

Class of 2005

Andy Nash will be a senior at Wittenberg University majoring in math and theater. He is an Eagle Scout and a brother of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. This summer, Andy stayed in Springfield to take several classes through neighboring Clark State College and to continue work in local theaters. He hopes to attend graduate school where he would like to continue to study math.

Class of 2007

Rachel Petrey will be a sophomore at Tulane University. She is enrolled in a summer program that involves working as a middle school math teaching assistant through an internship with New Orleans Outreach. She is also taking an interdisciplinary course at Tulane on "the geography, culture and history of New Orleans and issues affecting urban community development." Allison Solaru will be a sophomore at Ohio State University and is majoring in chemistry and minoring in music (cello). This summer she is going on a mission trip to Honduras.

Lita Gonzalez, a long time community volunteer, lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband Mark. Both her daughters are Heights High graduates.

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 1:43 PM, 07.15.2008