our alumni

At the Susquehanna Waldorf School, our alumni are our pride and joy. Each year, we're excited to share some of their accomplishments with the world.

SWS Class of 2010 

Alexandra Carlisle and Thomas McIntyre achieved Distinguished Honors during their second quarter marking period as Freshman at Lancaster Catholic High School. Ezra Rawdon maintains a 4.0 at Cedar Cliff High School. 

SWS Class of 2009

Congratulations to these Lancaster Catholic Scholastic Writing Award Winners: Miranda Bridgwater–Gold and Silver Key winner; Victoria Hughes and Siena Crist–Certificate of Merit winners. Miranda Bridgwater and Victoria Hughes were accepted into the National Honor Society at Lancaster High School during their Junior year.

SWS Class of 2008 

Max McIntyre is a member of the National Honor Society at Lancaster Catholic High.

SWS Class of 2007

Sophia WuShanley served as president of the National Honor Society while at Penn Manor High Schooland attends the University of Pennsylvaniain Philadelphia.

SWS Class of 2006

Kyle Jensen, 2010 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, was recognized for the highest grade as a senior in Advance Computer Applications.  Kyle was also recognized as Manager of the yearbook “The Rosmarian”.  Kyle attends Millersville University.

Mitchell Thomas, also graduating from Lancaster Catholic, was recognized for the highest grade in Consumer Math and web design during his senior year.

Nicol Hessong was named “2009 Youth of the Year” for lodge # 39 of The Order of the Arrow (Honor Society of the Boy Scouts); received an award from the American Chemical Society for being an Outstanding High School Chemistry Student; Elizabethtown Optimist Club-Friend of Youth Awards–$1,000 scholarship for outstanding character and service to youth and/or the community. Northwest Lancaster County Medical Scholarship–$1,000 for pursuing a career in the medical profession. Nicol attends Lebanon Valley College.

SWS Class of 2005

Dominic Mekky attends the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and composed the music score for film "This Time Tomorrow" due out December 20 in select cities. "This Time Tomorrow", uses 12/21 a jumping off point for a romance in the style of Julie Delpy's "Before Sunset". Stacey (Dave Coleman ) arrives in Philadelphia on December 20th and pretends to casually drop in on an old girlfriend, Parker (Jade Elysan). Read more.

Colin Newcomer, a former student of the Class of 2005, is currently finishing his final year in the Temple University Honors program. He started his own Web-based business (4 Tees Media LLC) when he was 16, and plans to continue to work with the business upon graduation.

SWS Class of 2004

Anya Mullen writes for National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

sws class of 2003

Abbie Waltz broke Mansfield University’s 400 hurdle record during the Cornell track meet, beating her personal best by one full second!

SWS Class of 2002

Marc Nation, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Diplomacy and French in May 2010 from Seton Hall University’s Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He is a recipient of the Golden Key award (awarded to the top 15% of US graduates in all fields) and is a member of the Sigma Rho Iota Honor Society for International Relations.

Marc plans to continue his studies in law school. Marc is the son of Craig and Kate Nation (SWS French teacher).

SWS Class of 1999

Laura Newcomer completed an internship at National Geographic (and additional later work). Visit her blog. She is now working as an assistant editor and staff writer for Greatist.com, an online health and fitness magazine based in Manhattan.

SWS Class of 1995

Caitlin Newcomer, a member of the first graduating class, graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland and completed a MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Ohio State University, where she met her husband, Christopher Higgs.  She and Chris are each in the fourth year of doctoral programs at Florida State University, where they are both teaching and working on their dissertations.  Caitlin recently co-authored the text "Perspectives on the Short Story".