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Welcome Alumni of The Bush School

Whether or not you graduated from The Bush School — if you attended even for just one year — you are a member of the Bush alumnae/i community and an invaluable part of the history and the future of the school. The Bush School Alumnae/i Office strives to keep alumnae/i engaged in the school community and connected to teachers, classmates, and friends.
Contact the Alumnae/i Office at alumni@bush.edu.

Alumni Events

List of 5 events.

  • Neighborhood Meet-Up: South Lake Union Happy Hour at Brave Horse Tavern

    Brave Horse Tavern
    310 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Enjoy happy hour with your fellow Blazers at the Brave Horse Tavern after work on March 8! Enjoy good food, drinks, and company provided by The Bush School Alumnae/i Association. 
    RSVP by clicking here: https://bush_slu_happy_hour.eventbrite.com
    310 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Neighborhood Meet-Up: Juanita Bay Park Community Service Project

    Juanita Bay Park
    10408 NE 106th St Kirkland WA 98033
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    In partnership with Earth Corps, Blazers will spend the morning doing park restoration at the Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland. An abundance of wildlife lives in or visits these 110 acres of preserved wetlands and marshes including: songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers, and other small mammals. The park offers extraordinary views of Forbes Creek Wetland, Juanita Beach, and Juanita Bay. The park also features paved trails, boardwalks, open lawn areas, restroom, benches, and picnic tables.
    This project is part of a larger collaboration known as the Green Kirkland Partnership: an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses, and the community to restore natural areas in the city.

    Register by visiting: bush_juanitabay.eventbrite.com
    Juanita Bay Park, 10408 NE 106th St Kirkland WA 98033
  • Senior Celebration

    Community Room
  • Class of 1967: 50th Reunion

    The Bush School welcomes back the alumnae/i from the Class of 1967 in honor of their 50th Reunion! Activities will be held both Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, 2017, culminating with participating in the Class of 2017's graduation. Keep checking back for more details and how to register. 
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Alumni News

Alumni Profiles

List of 3 news stories.

  • A Remarkable Tradition

    A Remarkable Tradition

    Each January for the past three years, I have attended the Young Alumnae/i College Brunch, an event produced by The Bush School’s College Counselors (Melissa Lanctot and Alice Huang) and the Alumnae/i Association. This incredible program begins with a brunch where alumnae/i are able to reconnect with each other, our friends in the senior class, and faculty/staff from the Upper School. From there, a small panel of college sophomores field questions from the college counselors and the senior class. Their questions range from how Bush prepared us for college and what we find the hardest part of college, to the items we are most relieved to have brought to school, and anything in between. I am so fortunate to have been able to attend this event once as a Bush School senior, and twice as a panelist.

    Looking back, I remember going to this event as a senior and listening to the young alumnae/i share their college experiences. Initially, I thought it would be nice to see friends who had graduated, but did not expect to pick up sage advice. While I was listening to the panel, I was amazed at the fact that those young alumnae/i were only one year ahead of me in school. These alumnae/i, who just nine months earlier had been seniors at Bush, were now college freshman (“young alumnae/i”, how fancy that sounded). It seemed that they acquired all of the maturity and wisdom to fill the part in such a short time. As a result, I began to realize the transformative effect that one semester of college could have on an individual.

    Having now served twice as a panelist for the Young Alumnae/i College Brunch, the event continues to be meaningful, but for different reasons. When I return to campus to talk about college, I’m reminded of the remarkable community that shaped me. From nurturing me as an elementary school student to preparing me for life beyond high school, The Bush School crystallized my desire and passion for a lifetime of learning. From listening to my peers answer a myriad of college-related questions, I know we all share this sentiment. The Young Alumnae/i College Brunch is truly a remarkable tradition, and I want to thank The Bush School Alumni Association and the College Counseling Office for putting it on every year and inviting me to be a part of it.

    Grant Friedman
    The Bush School, Class of 2015
    Middlebury College, Class of 2019

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  • Photo by parent Tom Nickels

    The Team

    Bush Athletics is an important aspect of Blazer life for students, past and present. The Bush School Alumnae/i Association is proud to share that the 2016 Cross-Country Team had an outstanding showing at the State Meet in Pasco, WA on November 5. Two of our girls finished 15th and 37th out of hundreds of participants. After winning the Emerald City League Championships and the District Championships, the boys had another excellent performance at the State Meet, coming in third as a team. They brought home the first trophy from a state championship since 2010. Congratulations to all runners and coaches for completing a historic season for The Bush School.

    Before the state meet, Ike Everard '18 wrote the following article for The Rambler.

    The Bush Blazers Varsity Cross Country Team was the shining jewel in our fall season. They stand out not only for their success, but as a testament to what strong team chemistry can help achieve.
    “We are a group of kids who wouldn’t normally hang out, but we are very cohesive [as a team],” says junior runner Ethan Widlansky. “The Team,” as they are known around campus and on their team-issued sweatshirts, certainly show the fruits of such cohesion. Seven Blazer runners placed within the top thirteen at the Emerald City League championships this season. As Ethan says, “The team is super fun, and we gel super well.” The bonding of the team began months before this moment.

    Senior captain Tom Fahlman says the summer practices were an opportunity to fantasize about what could be achieved during the season. Through Coach James Batey's ingenious coaching and the open-mindedness of the runners, the performance of the team this season has been nothing short of astounding. Coach Batey knows that under any successful team lies a strong foundation.

    In part the result of preseason training, the team’s work ethic has bloomed faster than a runner in the final stretch. Senior Eamon Oldridge said of a recent practice, “It was supposed to be a cooldown day, a recovery day, but kids were still trying to push themselves.” Practices are so exciting that runners who have to make up tests after school sprint to the gym in order be on time.
    The state tournament lies ahead. The Team is hopeful and confident. “I don’t want to jinx it,” said Ethan, “but I think we have a real chance to do something special.” The Team will be tested in the upcoming weeks, but if this season has proven anything it is that whatever happens will be embraced with smiles, laughter and cheers.
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  • The Smiles Received

    Hello! My name is Rayna Burgett and I am a Senior at The Bush School. After four years of participation, I am now a co-leader for The Bush School chapter of Teen Feed. Teen Feed is a student-based organization in Seattle that focuses on helping homeless youth. Once a month, students spend their evening preparing and serving a delicious meal for local disadvantaged teenagers. I am looking forward to our next Teen Feed on November 8! In addition to our monthly project, we host a fundraiser at Bush before every Venue. It’s during this evening that Bush parents, students, and staff are invited to attend. Teen Feed is the perfect opportunity to bond with the greater community and is rewarding for anyone who chooses to be involved. 

    My time with Teen Feed has made a big impact on me. When I first volunteered for Teen Feed, I didn’t know what to expect. I got involved because it seemed like a great chance to give back to the community in a fun and easy way. My experience has proved to be so much more than that. The smile I receive from each person who comes through the food line truly makes me feel like I am accomplishing something great. For some, baking cookies, pouring orange juice, or doing the dishes may seem like small tasks; but the help it provides local, underprivileged teens is an indescribable amount. 

    Throughout my years in high school, I have seen the program positively change the community in a countless ways. For example, it brings people together, allowing for new friendships and personal interactions to form. Additionally, it improves the both lives of the people coming through the line as well as those working in the kitchen. With every “thank you” given, it further strengthens my motivational drive, encouraging me to give back to the community. Teen Feed is important because it creates an atmosphere of compassion and warmth. Ultimately, being involved with Teen Feed is an extremely rewarding process that makes me eager to help those around me now and for years to come. Go Teen Feed!
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