STAN Talks 2021
STAN Talks brings together alums from throughout the years, along with faculty, staff, friends and current and alumni families, to hear provocative stories and learn how Stanley has impacted life choices and paths.
Our 2021 event featured three fascinating and very different alums. Jenna Horton '00 shared how the emphasis on play and creativity at Stanley enabled her to follow her artistic passion into a career as a multidisciplinary performance artist. Robin Dunn '98 reflected on how his Stanley teachers encouraged him to take risks and dream big; this led him to exploring the field of medicine after college and a career as an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon. Sarah Burgamy '86 thanks Stanley for letting her be herself, and not putting her in a constraining box; in her psychology practice she specializes in identity development, sexual minority competency and transgender and gender diverse issues.
Our speakers were followed by Sumant's heartfelt presentation of the Spirit of Stanley Awards to 2020 winner Donna Meallet, 6-7-8 advisor and Physical Education teacher, and 2021 winner Melissa Knott, Stanley's student health coordinator.