Alumni, parents and students gathered this year to hear Chesterfield Montessori alumna Kegan Schouwenberg speak about her experiences of Montessori and what it has meant to her as an entrepreneur. Kegan has been featured – not once but twice – in Forbes Magazine as one of the “30 under 30” for her successful start up company, Sols.
As stated on the AMI website, children develop to their full potential by learning how to think. “What do thinking children do when they grow up? They become successful, accomplished adults, contributing to a better world.” This is exactly what Kegan has been doing since we’ve seen her last. Her advice? “Believing in yourself is first and foremost. Only do things you’re passionate about. Focus on the next step.”
We were thrilled and excited to hear about the experiences of our other successful graduates as well. After CMS, Alenna Schneider continued her education at John Burroughs School and then Boston College, where she will earn her undergraduate degree in 2016. She has recently returned from an internship in Dublin over the summer where she worked for the head of PR for Music Network Ireland and a semester abroad in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne University. She plans to create a career in the cultural sector after earning a master’s at Trinity College in Dublin. Other graduates included Luanna Summer, currently at John Burroughs School, Alex Dirksen, currently at Whitfield School, and Jordan Nazemi, currently at St. Louis University High School. All have achieved top academic honors at each school.