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More than a substitute: alumnus Scott Winfrey shares the impact he hopes to have on students

More than a substitute: alumnus Scott Winfrey shares the impact he hopes to have on students

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

As a substitute teacher, you get limited time with the students in class due to a plan already written out for you by the teacher. Not only does substitute teacher and alumnus Scott Winfrey accomplish this, but he also hopes students walk out of his class gaining experiences they otherwise would not have h...

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

October 1, 2019

After hearing much encouragement from her peers, 1979 alumna Trish Gunby decided to take her involvement to the next step by choosing to run for Missouri State Representative of the 99th District. If elected, Gunby will be representing cities such as Manchester, Valley Park and Twin Oaks. “When o...

Alumna Audra Hartwell returns to reverse roles from player to coach

Alumna Audra Hartwell returns to reverse roles from player to coach

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Turning right at the stoplight into 14653 Clayton Road is not out of the ordinary.  Gearing up in Columbia Blue Longhorn apparel seems like an old habit. After a six-year hiatus from playing softball and running cross country, during high school, 2013 alumna Audra Hartwell has returned to coach the JV gi...

Alumni share how they met their soulmates

Alumni share how they met their soulmates

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Look to your right, look to your left, you never know if that person sitting next to you in class will be your forever. Four couples share their love stories, and their chance meeting at West High. Adam and Danielle (Renaud) Tritt Tell me about how you met.  Danielle: “We met in 1998 freshman English,...

Alumna Yasmin Younis reclaims her identity

Alumna Yasmin Younis reclaims her identity

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

As you scroll through The 74 website on 7 of This Year’s Most Memorable—and Inspiring—Graduation Speeches you see Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter and alumna Yasmin Younis. Younis’ speech focused on how she reclaimed her identity after she hid her identity as a Muslim after 9/11. ...

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi pursues her dream career as an associate circuit judge

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi pursues her dream career as an associate circuit judge

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

September 20, 2018

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi has fulfilled her dream of becoming a judge after getting her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Ghasedi was appointed associate circuit judge for the 21st Circuit, which covers St. Louis County, in October 2016 by Gov. Jeremiah W. Nixon. ...

Alumnus James Bosanquet saves lives through critical care medicine

Alumnus James Bosanquet saves lives through critical care medicine

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

September 11, 2018

Since graduating in 2001, alumnus James Bosanquet has pursued a career as a Critical Care Physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and has been practicing critical care medicine since July 2015. “I am an intensivist. I round in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on my group of eight to 15 patients. I discuss the plan with the nurses and ancillary staff a...

Alumna Kaitlyn Yang aspires for change in the entertainment industry through Alpha Studios

Alumna Kaitlyn Yang aspires for change in the entertainment industry through Alpha Studios

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

August 30, 2018

After graduating in 2007, alumna Kaitlyn Yang founded Alpha Studios in 2013. Alpha Studios is a post-production company Yang created in Los Angeles, CA. “We do visual effects, motion graphics, titles, color correction and consulting. We also do on-set supervision to make sure you are filming thi...

Alumna Shannon Anderson follows her passions in biology and social justice

Alumna Shannon Anderson follows her passions in biology and social justice

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC

August 15, 2018

Between planning walkouts, doing an ecology internship and studying abroad in Australia, 2016 alumna Shannon Anderson keeps herself busy while going into her third year at Emory University, studying biology with a minor in environmental science. “I chose my major freshman year of high school, and I’ve never reall...

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