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Young alumni wrapup

Brian Donahue ’15 and Connor Kelly ’15 (above) are the top ranked high school boys tennis doubles pair in the state, and go into this weekend's tournament as the top seeds.

Sam Yelnosky '15 and John Fay '15 were two of the nine Rhode Island students who earned the prestigious $2500 National Merit Scholarships, chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists across the nation.

Arlo Robbins '18 has released a new album (his fourth!) of what he calls "teenage indie rap," linked at


Gideon Parker '15, above, and Maya Kelly '18 were among the dozens of high school and middle school students who collaborated on a performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest at The VETS in Providence as part of Shakespeare in the City 2019.

Macken Murphy ’12 has created an acclaimed podcast, Species, with a fresh take on the animal world that has captured the imaginations of Gordon faculty and Gordon students alike.

Olivia Kelton '17 has been on Gordon's campus this year with her Providence Country Day classmates Rachel Fava '15 and Hannah Farwell '15, organizing and leading an informal affinity group for Lower School students who are in Gordon's Pathways Program.


Lydia Grosswendt '16, above, was one of the top ten performers in the English Speaking Union's 36th annual Shakespeare Competition, which culminated in a performance in New York City's Lincoln Center in late April.

Megan Donahue '16 and Sophie Grosswendt '16 are playing in the band for the production of Fun Home, opening later this month at the Wilbury Theater.

Lily Callahan '18 and Maya Kelly '18 have been running Gordon's popular Tuesday afternoon knitting enrichment, which draws students of all ages.


Gordon's Young Alumni Reunion is June 8th from 5-7pm. Alumni are urged to provide Gordon with fresh contact information at

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