At this fall’s annual Alumni Cocktail Party, alumni and their parents joined faculty (past and present) in the Corkins Center to visit with each other and celebrate the 2017 Nancy Nye ‘39 Priest Alumni Award honoree, David McMurtry ’94.
At this fall’s annual Alumni Cocktail Party, alumni and their parents joined faculty (past and present) in the Corkins Center to visit with each other and celebrate the 2017 Nancy Nye ‘39 Priest Alumni Award honoree, David McMurtry ’94. Mrs. Priest was in attendance greeting everyone with her characteristic warmth and enthusiasm.
David was introduced by Mr. Hickey and Mrs. Hanson, both of whom spoke warmly of him as a student and as an adult. David then reflected on the incredible relationships he built as a child and expressed sincere gratitude to both his late mother, Lynn McMurtry, and the late Mrs. Glasscock. A dyslexic student, David described the challenges of Graland’s rigorous academics and his appreciation for teachers like Mrs. Priest and her experiential approach.
Now a motivational speaker and the co-owner/operator of a Goddard School in Denver with his wife Alison, David was recently the featured speaker at a Middle School assembly. He facilitated an enthusiastic, interactive and personal conversation about attitude and the choices we make about how we show up in the world.
Congratulations to David and thank you to all who came to reconnect and celebrate.
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.