yesterday i had the privilege to go back to the hallowed halls of st. mary's, pews... it was quite a fun day to be back in the ol' alma mater! i was the chapel speaker, and for 8 minutes i tried to keep 500 5th graders-seniors on the edge of their pews.... it was so much fun to be in memphis and see all the changes at sms... a place that has been such a huge part of my life... much has changed, but the spirit of the unique school is still the same and the challenging environment they provide to girls to grow their spirit and mind is amazing. the school has been in operation since 1847, it is a place most people have heard me talk about often. i was even proud to remember all the words to the st. mary's school prayer...
According to the SMS newsletter:
The Wisdom of Fellow Turkeys
Posted February 4
Recently, the St. Mary's community enjoyed having Mary-Kathryn Millner ’00 in chapel. She spoke about the twists and turns of life and how she ended up as a freelance writer and tourism director for Oxford Mississippi Convention & Visitors Bureau. She definitely passed the unofficial test of a good chapel speaker by keeping the attention of the eighth-graders in the back pews. :-)
If you missed Mary-Kathryn, please come hear Naree Chan ’02 on February 26, 2008. She's going to tell us about her teaching experience in Beijing, China. Then on April 4, 2008, Trina Traywick Sippey ’85, owner of a San Francisco art gallery, will be our guest speaker. Don't forget, the schedule for alumnae chapel speakers are posted on the alumnae Web calendar. Also, click here, to watch past alumnae chapel speeches.
All chapel services are held in the Church of the Holy Communion sanctuary from 9:40 to 10:05 a.m. Hope to see you on campus soon!
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