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Three students reading InLight Magazine on the back porch of Woodley

From the Chicago Public Schools to Prince George’s County Public Schools, InLight’s network of student changemakers is wide and connected by a single mission: to tell untold stories and change the status quo. InLight’s Executive Director Ishaan Barrett ’22 and Director of Development Emma Vaughan ’22 have been instrumental in helping to expand InLight’s reach across the country and in November secured a $1,000 operating grant from Greater Washington Community Foundation.

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Hester painting on the floor of her studio

“I’m one of those people who love doing a little bit of everything,” says Maret art teacher and alumna Carlotta Hester ’86. Anyone familiar with her exquisitely constructed, mixed-media lightboxes and paintings will find her most recent work, “Rapture,” shown at Georgetown’s Addison/Ripley Gallery this past winter, a significant development.

Read More about Evolution: Carlotta Hester ’86
Michael Haft speaking on Zoom to students

You don’t always know where your life is going to end up, but sometimes it comes full circle. Michael Haft ‘05 had such a story to tell Upper School students at an assembly in November. Haft started his story in Mr. Fergusen’s woodworking studio at Maret. From there, he connected the dots of his unpredictable journey to Washington University in St. Louis; then to Nawa, Afghanistan, where he led a platoon of Marines; and then back home to DC where he co-founded local mainstay Compass Coffee.

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