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A Christmas Gathering

Christmas is made most special when members of a tight knit community come together to celebrate their history, shared values and friendship, and to wish one another well. Yesterday evening our alumni and alumni parent community and many of our faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the Christmas Season with each other.

The evening included presentation of the Alumnus of the Year Award to Miguel Sanchez, Class of 1997. Miguel has been a dedicated member of the alumni community and an integral participant in the school's annual Prep for Prep Alumni Panel, having served as a panelist more than any other alumnus. The panel meets with sixth graders in the spring, in advance of their welcoming a Prep for Prep classmate in the fall of seventh grade. Miguel is an alumnus of Prep for Prep, a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a Robert Toigo Fellow. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Government from Harvard College.

In accepting the award, Miguel spoke of his fondness for Saint David's and his desire to give back to the school in appreciation of his teachers. He also thanked his parents for directing him to Saint David's School in the first place, noting, "My mother knew what I needed in order to grow into the good man my parents hoped I would become."

It was so good to see Miguel and his family and to have the opportunity to thank him for him for his continued commitment to this school. In all of our conversations, it is always clear that he cares deeply about Saint David's and our mission.



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