Stories @ The Willows

Marlon Rabenreither '03 Releases New Album "Big Blue"
At the end of March 2017, Marlon Rabenreither '03, who goes by the pen anme Gold Star is releasing a new album, "Big Blue" which is a follow up to his first release "Dark Days." The new album has a strong connection to Los Angeles giving his songs a georgraphic touchpoint and context. Marlon writes, lives, and records in Big Blue, a 1910 Craftsman style house in the middle of Hollywood. "Songwriting is different for every song, each one is its own riddle," says Marlon. Read a featured article on Marlon @ RAVELIN: Gold Star on His Album "Big Blue"
Sydney Silverman, 8th Grade Student
Sydney Silverman, a current 8th grader, is the very first student to compete for The Willows in The Interscholastic Equestrian League of Los Angeles (IEL.) The IEL is composed of about 75 schools in greater Los Angeles. Sydney participated in her first IEL competition in March and competed in four events or classes with her horse, Hudson. Out of 35 competitors, she won the first place ribbon in a jumping event and placed 5th, 6th, and 9th in the other events. Sydney is shown here with Hudson!
Rebecca Yale '02
Rebecca Yale, Willows ‘02, who is now a professional photographer, won the 2016 Photo of the Year from "Belle Lumiére Magazine.” Rebecca works in both Los Angeles and New York City and also travels the world documenting causes that she is passionate about such as conservation and child protection and rights. She has worked with UNICEF's The Borneo Project and was a finalist in PDN’s prestigious Photo Annual Award for documenting global warming in the Arctic. Rebecca graduated from Harvard-Westlake School ‘06 and New York University. Visit Rebeccayalephotography.com to see more of her stunning work, exceptional photography awards, and to follow her blog.
Jacob Goodman '11
Jacob Goodman ’11, who is a current sophomore at the University of Chicago and a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, returned for two weeks this summer to create art installations for the annual Willows still life that represented the "power of nature.” Jacob recently directed a Shakespearean play at the University of Chicago and reminisced about his part in The Willows' graduation play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the inspiration and support he received from teachers, and how The Willows prepared him for college and beyond.
Jack Bush '07
Willows alum Jack Bush ’07, is currently completing his master’s in electrical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked as a paid intern on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jack is shown here with our Middle School students and Willows Dean of Educational Technology Wendy Amster when he hosted our students on a recent field trip to JPL. Jack graduated from Loyola High School and The Georgia Institute of Technology. Read an interview with Jack Bush on our alumni news page.
Wilder Buchanan '12
Wilder Buchanan ’12, who is currently a junior at Loyola High School and a member of the Loyola Robotics team, has initiated a program at Loyola that offers training in robotics at high schools in the Compton and Inglewood School districts that are unable to offer robotics due to lack of resources. Wilder has set up 10 teams in five high schools with the assistance of other juniors at Loyola High School. These students, who are members of a FIRST Tech Challenge team established by Wilder last year, are training teachers. This program allows Wilder to combine his interest in robotics, mechanics, and community service. Wilder is shown here with Tech Visionary Nicholas Negroponte at a Willows Family Education Night. Link to complete article in Loyola High School’s The Loyalist.
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