• From the Alumni Director


    Happy Winter! Wherever you may be, I hope that you are safe and warm.

    Every day, I have the pleasure of speaking with Potomac alumni from around the world, who share stories about the exciting things that they are doing, both personally and professionally. We include many of these updates in our magazine, The Term, which is published twice a year. But we thought it would be great to have an additional way to keep our alumni community connected in-between issues of the magazine; thus, we have relaunched Llama Notes. We would love to share your story! I invite you to and let us know what you are up to.

    In partnership with the Alumni Governing Council, the Alumni Office continues to develop many exciting programs and activities for Potomac alums. There are numerous ways that alumni can support these efforts. Whether you have a lot of time to give, or only a little, we have a volunteer role to fit your schedule and desired level of engagement. Please let me know if you would like to be more involved; we would be thrilled to have you join in!

    As our Upper School students say, Go well, Stay well.

    Laura Miller
    Director of Alumni Relations
    (703) 749-6356

  • Come Together!


    Mark your calendars: Reunion 2016 is not far away! On Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, spend time with fellow alums touring the campus, sitting in on classes, enjoying the May Day festivities, walking the nature trails, and more. We are celebrating milestones for class years ending in 1 and 6, but all alumni are invited to attend. The planning is well underway; check out the Schedule of Events and more by clicking here, and don’t forget to check out our 2015 Reunion photo gallery.

    A big thank you to this year's Reunion chairs, George Barsness ‘06 and Win Huffman ‘01. They are looking for volunteers to help out with overall planning, as well as class-specific events. if you are interested, and we will put you in touch with George and Win.

  • Find Your Soul When You Cycle with Brent Locey ’04

    Pictured below: Brent Locey and Katie Fabiani '05

    Brent Locey ‘04 recently shared details about his new(ish) passion, SoulCycle. SoulCycle is a total-body indoor cycling experience where cyclists ride together to the beat of music and incorporate various upper body exercises into each workout. Brent had an opportunity to turn SoulCycle from a hobby into a career and he decided to go all in.

    An architecture major from Notre Dame, Brent worked at several prestigious architecture firms before turning his attention to SoulCycle. While he originally planned to return to the DC area to teach at SoulCycle’s West End location, he was approached during his training about opening the company’s first studio in Chicago. Less than a year later, Brent’s classes are bursting at the seams, and Chicago is about to open its third SoulCycle location!

    Click More to read a Q & A with Brent.

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  • She’s Not Horsing Around!


    Devan Graham ‘15 vividly remembers telling her babysitter when she was 12 years old that she wanted to take a year off between high school and college to ride horses. Young Devan could not have predicted her future more accurately! Today, she is in the middle of a gap year that started with rigorous training for several horseback riding competitions, including the national finals in October 2015, and will end with a travel-abroad program that will take her to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia for four months.

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  • Climbing to New Heights


    World championship rock climber Sasha DiGiulian '11 came back to campus this past fall to speak with students across all four divisions about her career path; she also spoke passionately about leadership, goal-setting, and perseverance. This summer, Sasha became the first woman to free climb Magic Mushroom, one of the most difficult routes on the north face of the Eiger. "Step outside your comfort zone," she encouraged the students. "You're the only one who decides what you can or can't do."

  • Did You Know?


    Our Potomac alumni are spread out across the country — and around the world — and are involved in a wide array of vocations and avocations. Each one has a fascinating story to share.

    • Did you know that one of the most influential individuals behind the scenes of the box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens is screenwriter Michael Arndt ’81 (pictured above)? Michael’s creative genius dates back a little farther: He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3 (2010).

    Click More to read about a few more alums and their accomplishments.

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  • Alumni Share Stories of Service


    To kickoff Potomac’s fall Service Learning Day, alumnus Daryn Cambridge '99 urged Upper School students to "step into zones of discomfort" during their activities throughout the day. "Service learning is about stretching your mind, values, and perceptions," he said.

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  • Want to Get Involved?


    The Alumni Office is always eager to welcome new volunteers to the team. If you are looking to get more involved at Potomac or want an opportunity to reconnect with friends, please . We have several open positions for class agents and class correspondents.

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January 27, 2016

Stay Connected

Upcoming Events

  • US Wrestling MAC Tournament

    February 4, 10:30 am-5:00 pm (Chester Gym)

  • Distinguished Speaker Series: Stephen Hill '76

    February 10, 9:30 am (EPAC)

  • 5th Quarter Potomac Varsity Boys Basketball vs Flint Hill

    February 12, 7:15 pm (Chester Gym)

  • Spring Stewardship Day

    April 16

  • Reunion 2016

    April 29 & 30

  • Alumni Spring Games

    May 26, 5:30 pm (Turf Field)

  • For more event information

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Issue: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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