Alumni Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Heidi Holton '11

If new Middle School Counselor Heidi Holton looks very much at home in our hallways, it’s because she walked those same hallways as a student after transferring from another school when she was in 7th grade. We recently visited with Heidi to find out about her passion for counseling, and about some of the favorite and most challenging aspects of her work.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Dr. Christian Hourani '02

A “lifer” at Collegiate, Christian Hourani began at WCS in 1987 and graduated as a member of the class of 2002. Among so many positive experiences and lessons from his days at WCS, he feels that the most powerful life lessons learned were to set high expectations for oneself and the realization that high achievement can only come from striving for sustained excellence.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Dr. Alex Sappok '00

Alex attended Kansas State University, graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in German. While at KSU, he received a scholarship to study abroad for one year at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. “Moving to a foreign country where I knew no one, attending engineering classes in German, and working in a world-class R&D institute, was an incredible experience, which I credit in large part to the academic foundation and work ethic developed at Collegiate.”

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Jaques Williams '15

In my opinion, the people in the WCS community are its crown jewel. I made lifelong friends and mentors that include both peers and faculty. Even after graduating, teachers and advisors love to be updated on students’ college or career progress. The Collegiate family welcomed me with open arms and acted as a springboard for my future. I’ll forever be grateful for that invaluable opportunity, and no matter where I go, I’ll always be a Spartan!

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Jenni Morse '97

The idea of earning respect and deserving success was ingrained in us at Collegiate. We knew that we had to prove ourselves to the faculty and to each other while we were at WCS. Probe Te Dignum! We knew once we graduated that our classmates and faculty would keep track of us through word of mouth and the Collegiate Connection. For me, that was a great motivator to keep up and thrive.

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Being a part of this community, you always have this support network. And when you’re out in the world doing your thing, you still have this Collegiate group of people that are there for you. So that’s something I hope my kids get out of Collegiate. I hope they will leave having taken advantage of all the amazing things it has to offer.

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Christian Corrigan began at Wichita Collegiate in 1990 and graduated as member of the class of 2005. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-time varsity letter winner and all-conference selection in Sprint Football. He received his law degree from the University of Kansas, where he was an editor of the Kansas Law Review.

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