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Authors, activists, artists, attorneys, actors and athletes

Yes, that is Ursula Talbot '18 camping it up in a COVID-related parody of Frank Loesser's song Baby, It's Cold Outside. The video was created by Talbot and two pals from Moses Brown's performing arts program.

Yes, that was sixth grade parent Alli-Michelle Conti writing for the Boston Globe this week. She reflected on her work as a journalist covering the plight of refugees.

Yes, that was friend of Gordon Catherine Coleman Flowers on 60 Minutes last Sunday, talking about the Lowndes County sewage crisis and environmental racism. Flowers met with Gordon eighth graders in 2016, in the Montgomery offices of Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative, talking about her work advocating for the citizens of Lowndes County, Alabama. More on that day


Yes, those were Gordon Middle Schoolers leading the pack at the Downtown Jingle 5K earlier this month. Gordon students took first place in the youth male division and first and second in the youth female division.

Yes, that is former staff member Martha Baker profiled in a YouTube video that is making the rounds. Ms. Baker talks about her work with the Good Neighbor soup kitchen and walks the viewer through a meal delivery. 

Yes, that is Kindergarten parent Mycah Hogan leading acting classes at the Wilbury Theater Group in January. Hogan is a busy man; he's on the team at Achievement First Providence Mayoral Elementary / Middle, he is the Artistic Director of State of Play, an educational consulting firm the specializes in a joy-based approach to teaching and learning, and he's  on the faculty at Brown/Trinity Rep's MFA Program, where he teaches Clown and Physical Play.


Yes, that was Clara Aizenman '18 (above, standing), Charlie Ragona '18 (above, on the floor) and Eliot Wiersma '19 leading the cast of the Wheeler School's recent production of An Iliad. 

Yes, that was Sophia Blythe '19 and Ella Kulper '19 featured on the Wheeler School's Facebook page for their leadership role at the school's newspaper. The Spoke sounds like a wonderful forum for two students who have learned how to use their voices.

Yes, that was alumni parent Mary-Kim Arnold giving a virtual book talk through the Providence Community Libraries earlier this month. Her latest book is The Fish & The Dove, a collection of poetry.

Yes, that was eighth grade parent Kate Bramson on the team behind the book Recipes and Memories that Nourished Us through the Pandemic, published earlier this fall. It was previewed in the Providence Journal back in November.

Yes, those are three Gordon students in the breathtaking Rhode Island Rising video promotion for Blue Cross Blue Shield. The full sixty-second director's cut (!!) is at

Yes, that was Gordon parent Zachary Cunha appointed as the new US Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. He was nominated by President Biden, and sworn in by alumni parent U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr.

Yes that was Gordon parent Theresa Ganz among the honorees in the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts' latest round of grants. Ms. Ganz is a fellow in photography.


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