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Gordonians in the spotlight

Artists, captains, leaders, songwriters, DJs and more

Yes, that was Maya Kelly '18 (above) with Gordon alumni dad, and staff spouse, Zoilo Garcia, on Poder 102.1FM this morning. Maya was visiting the radio station, where Zoilo is morning host, with her clase de español de la Lincoln School.

Yes, that was Henry Kirkman '18 and Caroline Powell '18 onstage at Moses Brown's annual harvest dinner to hype their teams' games. He's captain of their Boy's Soccer team and she's captain of their Girl's Field Hockey team. The dinner also included Kavi Mongia-Gasper '18, Dylan Bean '18 and Ursula Talbot '18 all performing in the Moses Brown band.

Yes, that was Ben Harrison '21 selected as the winner in the Kindergarten to eighth grade category of the 2021 National Association for Music Education's Student Songwriters Competition. You may have heard his entry, In the Night, at one of Ben's frequent appearances at Gordon Middle School open mic over the years.

Yes, that was a Gordon fifth grader demonstrating capoeira with Grupo Ondas at Waterfire on Saturday. The Waterfire, which had theme of Celebrating Rhode Island’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Communities, also included salsa and merengue performed by Robertico Arias y su Alebreke, the band led by Gordon grandfather, father, and sometimes substitute teacher, Luis Arias.


Yes, that was Izzy Montiero '17 and Wyatt Harrington '16 honored by the College Board as National African American Recognition Program Scholars. Wyatt was also recognized as a Commended Scholar in this year's National Merit Scholar Awards process.


Yes, that was a Gordon eighth grader winning the US Tennis Association's New England Fall U14 Championships the other day.

Yes, that was Elisabeth Wales '14 being honored with the Judy Bailen Kateman '65 Outstanding Senior Prize at Connecticut College, awarded "to the member of the rising senior class who, through their student years at Connecticut College, has combined outstanding qualities of leadership, good citizenship and service to the college with high academic standing and has achieved special distinction in some area of extracurricular activity or enterprise." 


Yes, that is new artwork (above) by visual arts teacher Keri King installed at the TF Green Airport. Her artist statement is full of the playfulness, humor and imagination that she and her art-department colleague Erica Tonsgard are bringing out in Gordon students every day:

I’ve been thinking about the exhilaration of travel, kids playing airplane, and how the world first opens up to us through visceral imaginary play…

Even as our current stories of travel are encumbered - by closed borders, a relentless virus, and volatile global politics, I hope that these micro-murals will call up the curiosity, bravery, and spirit of imagination from which flight is born.

So open your arms and feel the wind on your face as you sprint towards baggage claim. Wishing you good health and a memorable journey.



Yes, that is Edward Galts '20 interning at the Wilbury Theatre Group this fall. It's the latest in a long line of Wilbury-Gordon connections, which currently include Gordon Director of Fine and Performing Arts Milly Massey's work as their board chair, and Gordon parent Darcie Dennigan's role as Resident Playwright.


Yes, that was William Derby '21 (above) and Finn Mertes '21 back on campus on Friday, helping themselves to another fifteen minutes of fame at the No Fear Friday open mic.


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Seen a Gordon family member out in the world being fabulous? Report them immediately to Mr. Griffin at or 401 480 9933. 

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