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Alumni Insights: Presidential Legacies

Milton recently had the honor of hosting a webinar titled “Presidential Politics: Building a Legacy,” featuring LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Atwood Lawrence ’84, moderated by Doug Chavez ’93. The event featured a presentation of the museum’s collection, a discussion on presidential legacies, and a lively question-and-answer session with attendees. Watch the webinar to learn more. 

Share Your Photos With Us

Save the date, Milton’s virtual Reunion for classes ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6 will take place on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Visit your class page on our Reunion website to connect with former classmates. Have a favorite photo from your time at Milton? Share it on your class page or email it to alumni@milton.edu for inclusion in a video we’re creating for the event.

Winter Dance Concert

The Milton Academy Performing Arts department recently held its annual Winter Dance Concert featuring student dancers and choreographers in an impressive display of talent and technology integration. The event also included guest appearances by Milton alumni, who performed to a song choreographed by Jidenna ’03. Missed the show? Watch the full performance.    

Breaking Records, Not Hearts

Haley Hunt ’17, a TODAY Show intern, helped produce a record-breaking valentine segment for Hoda & Jenna. The piece broke a record for most vow renewal ceremonies performed online simultaneously. In support of this project, Haley researched participants from across the country and helped design graphics for the segment. “This project exposed me to all stages of producing a segment, from the planning to taping. The TODAY team has been so supportive, and has further inspired me to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.” Learn about the segment. 

Brave Maeve Helps Children Cope

Congratulations to Milton alumni Katie Leeson ’93, Nick Hausman ’95, and Katie’s mother, Roxy Leeson, who recently released a children’s book titled, “Brave Maeve: A Story to Help Young Children and Grown-Ups Navigate COVID-19.” The book focuses on Katie’s daughter, Maeve, and how she navigates life and processes emotions during the pandemic. “We hope it’s a helpful conversation starter with kids, grandkids and special young friends,” stated Katie. The book was was included in “This Week’s Picks for Boston Families” by the Boston Globe.

Honoring Mr. Bisbee

We are sad to share that longtime Milton faculty member Ethan Wyatt Bisbee passed away recently. Mr. Bisbee dedicated his life to teaching and had a passion for learning. During his time at Milton, Mr. Bisbee taught history and economics from 1953 to 1993. He also served as chair of the history department. Mr. Bisbee was a constant presence in students’ lives well beyond his interactions in the classrooms. He often would find other ways to assist and encourage students he did not have the pleasure of teaching. Mr. Bisbee’s dedication to not only his job, but to his students, is something generations of Milton graduates will never forget. He will be remembered fondly for his contributions to the Milton community. Learn more about his life. 

Two Grads “Grow Up”

Congratulations to Tristan Zeman ’13 and Jonnie Lawson ’15 for establishing their own farming business called Interius Farms. Tristan and Jonnie met at Wolcott House at Milton Academy, where they played football and baseball together. The two graduated from McGill University with management degrees. With a keen interest in sustainability, they created a sustainable farming business to benefit the Montreal community, especially during the winter months. Using a process known as vertical farming, Zeman and Lawson will bring fresh, local produce options to their community and eventually to consumers across Canada. Read more about their work.

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