Natalie Maurer

Natalie Maurer, SMCS class of 2015, is currently a junior at Duke University majoring in visual media studies with a concentration in cinematic arts, and minoring in psychology. She’s also getting a certificate in markets and management.

Natalie is involved with the arts on campus and is a DJ at Duke’s radio station, WXDU. Last summer she participated in a program called Duke Ace – where both Stanford and Duke student athletes can apply and in a non-pandemic year the students accepted travel to the selected country of the program. She would have traveled to South Africa, but because of COVID, she got to experience Ace in Place and worked with Global Vision International to combat malnutrition in South Africa via Zoom. Next summer she’ll be participating in an internship in New York City with the Royal Bank of Canada, and she hopes to be studying abroad in Glasgow in the fall.

Natalie says Saint Mary’s prepared her for high school and college through the hard-work mindset its teachers instilled in her.

“What I cherish most about Saint Mary’s are the amazing people and the environment they created,” she said. “Saint Mary’s felt like home because I got to grow up with these people. I vividly remember each teacher and class because they made such a positive impact on me.”

Jordan Bendura

Jordan, SMCS class of 2016, is now a sophomore and Cross-Country runner at University of Richmond.

The lessons that were taught to me at Saint Mary’s helped me to learn to balance having different classes and homework. I feel like I have been well prepared because of the experiences I had in the IB Programme during middle school and through my classes in technology, art and music.

Saint Mary’s helped me to succeed in high school and played a big part in helping me get to where I am today.