Week of February 28, 2017


  • Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
  • Book by Roger O. Hirson
  • Directed by Matt Polson (Urinetown, Into the Woods).
  • Poster Art by Nicoleta Gavris
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Maggie Walker’s auditorium
  • All tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at maggiewalkerpippin.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
  • Doors will open at 6:30.

Pippin is the son of fabled Emperor Charlemagne. As the play begins, we see an acting troupe, with the Leading Player inviting the audience to watch their magic as they help in telling his story. We are then introduced to Pippin, who tells us through song that he is searching for the real meaning and purpose of his life, his “Corner of the Sky.” Pippin tells his father that he wants to be a soldier and go to war with him. Eventually, he learns that being a war hero is not the answer to his quest. So, he goes to his grandmother and seeks wisdom from her. She tells him to enjoy his youth and live life to the fullest. The first act ends with Pippin deciding to lead a revolution against his father.
Quan Chau
Leading Player
James Caven

Naomi Vickers
Sam Hopper
Sarah Law
Lucina Hawkins
Genna Markee
Asha Iyer
Lilly May
Clara Giorgis

Mary-Dryden Maio

Elizabeth McCombs

Josh Caven

Clara Studdard

Liza Craig

Kate Gruber

Sadie Van Wie

Maggie McKenna
Catherine Brady

Lauren O’Connell

Corbette Condit-Fox

Amarah Ennis

Paige Handy

Isabelle Giorgis

Stella Davies


The Night of the Dragon Auction Committee would like to thank the generous sponsors and donors!

Vendor Sponsors ($5000 or more)
Shamin Hotels: Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa

Monetary Donations ($1000)
Apple Spice Junction

Monetary Donations ($500)
Nyfeler Assocaites
Natural Awakenings
Anne and Henry Savedge: In honor of Katie and Emily Page

Corporate and Group Donors
Andrew Carney Photography
Athletic Boosters
Azzurro Restaurant  
Belmont Butchery
Branch & Vine
Chris Chase Studios
Cliff Bruce Studio
Dairy Bar
Detail X Perts  
Drama Boosters
East Coast Provisions  
Fox and Hound
Fresh Market  
Friends of MLWGS
James River Transportation
Joe's Inn Bon Air
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Alumni
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School PTSA
Maggie Walker Guidance Department
Men's Warehouse
Metzger Bar and Butchery
MLWGS Dragon's Lair
MLWGS parents - past and present - who love to cook!
MLWGS Student Parking
Montana Gold Bread Company
Music Boosters
Myrna's Boots 'n' Bits
Olive Garden
P.F. Chang
Parents of the Freshman Class
Parents of the Junior Class
Parents of the Senior Class
Parents of the Sophomore Class
Penelope Midlothian
Post & Beam Design Co.
PTSA, Alumni and Alumni Parents
Puritan Cleaners
QuickFix Golf
Rachel Loving/Maggie Walker Guidance Department
Richmond Country Club
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
RVA Trolley
School of Rock
School of the Performing Arts
Segway of Richmond  
Sheetz Inc.
Short Pump Dental
Strangeways Brewing
The 3rd Street Diner
The Boathouse
The C.F. Sauer Company
The Garden Club of Virginia
The Olive Oil Taproom, LLC  
The Omni Richmond Hotel
The Science Museum of Virginia
Trapezium Brewing Co.
Triple Crossing Brewing Company
Union Electric Contracting Company
Virginia Museum of Arts
Visual Art Boosters  
Wendell Powell Studios
Williams & Sherrill

Individual Donors
Alan Crawford
Alison Kent
Amy Jasper
Andy Brower and Peggy Feldmann
Angie Quintero
Anne Hayes
Anne O'Byrne and David Fisk
Barbara Haas
Becky and Dave Henderson
Becky Premock
Beth Thomas
Brick and Tammy Brickley
Cara O'Connell
Carl Stromberg
Carrie Reed
Chris Chase
Cindy Ortiz
Cindy Seeley
Coach Jeff Hall
Coach Jim Holdren
Coach Paige Hawkins
Cynthia Losen
Dana Hawkins
David and Beth Bortz
Donna Bennington
Dr. Randy Mortimer
Ekaterina Singletary
Eliza Askin
Eliza Bellamy
Ellis Bell
Frankie James
Frederick Ochsenhirt
Gaela Stromberg
George and Jane Hastings
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Greg Butler
Grid+ Love Designs
Jacqueline O'Neil
James Guy
Jamey Steigmaier
Jennie Eckert
Jenny Han
Jeremy Graboyes
John and Jonah Holland
John and Rebecca Piersol
John Herzog
Joyce and Aslam Handy
Julie May
Karen Miller
Kate Cooper
Katherine and Brian Baird
Kathleen and Paul Kostandin
Keith Burns
Kimberly Lee
Kori Mosley
Kristin and Chris Lyons
Leslie Kimball Franck
Lisa Marshall
Lisa Specter-Dunaway
Lucy Dacus
Lynn and Hal Greer
Lynn Foshee Reed
Mary Jane Darville
Mary Michael Schweiker
MaryAnn Easterling
Meaco Coffey
Melissa Simmons
Molly Farrar
Monica Lewis
Parker Alter
Rob Galgano
Robyn Smith
Sam and Helen Adams
Sarah and John Datovech
Sarah Saunders
Sean and Debbie McDonald
Sher Lahvic
Sue Chaplin
Susan Creasey
Susan Davenport
Susan Hefty and Steve Ross
Tanya O'Sickey
The Graham Family
The Gruenhagen Family
Tom Williamson
Tommy Miller
Vanessa McFadden
W. Baxter Perkinson Jr., DDS
Weissend Family
Wendy DeGroat
Yu-Wen Chiou
Yvette Conte

Thank you Volunteers!
The Night of the Dragon would not have been a huge success without all the hard work by our many wonderful volunteers!
Volunteers (*alumni / alumni parents)
Administrative Chair: Peggy Feldmann
Data Management Chair: Norm Hill
Venue Chair: Megan Colson
Data Management:  Craig Goble-Garratt
Communications: Debbie Taminger
Invitations and Postal: Catherine Nicholas/Jennifer Law
Ticket Sales and Check-in: Amy Patina
Item Assembly: Leslie Hausser
Live Auction & Heads/Tails: David Henderson*
Silent Auction Set-up: Emily Goodman
Invitations/Cover Artwork: Diann Liptak*
Auction Management Software: Norm Hill
Online Catalog/Website: Norm Hill
Buy It Now: Barbara Haas
Gift Certificates: Laura Carr and Ginger O’Neil
Decorations: Megan Colson
Corporate Sponsorships: Suzannah Stora
Alumni Donors: Catherine Nicholas*

No auction is possible without the patience and persistence of the donation solicitors.  Recently, the auction was changed from Booster-centric to MLWGS-centric and these parents are commended for their hard work, dedication, and schmoozing for getting tonight’s donations. We could not have done it without them!

Debbie Taminger; JD Beam; Robyn Smith; Megan Colson Yvette Conte Sarah Saunders; Mary Michael Schweiker; David Henderson*; Sandra Shelly;Kris Lyons; Jennifer Gillette; Misty Clark*; Parent Class Reps; Joyce Handy; Catherine Nicholas*

We would like to extend our thanks to the many parents and students who have volunteered their time today and this evening. If you enjoyed this evening and would like to help in the planning process for the 2018 auction, please contact one of the Chairs.


All sophomores will be taking the SOL Writing Tests in two parts during the week of March 6.  On Monday and Tuesday, tenth graders will take the multiple-choice section of the test during English classes.  On Wednesday and Thursday, students will take the writing portion during English classes.  Because the writing portion of the test may take longer than a full class period, sophomores in periods 7 and 8 English classes will need to start the writing prompt during periods 5 and 6.  They will be excused from their regular 5th and 6th period classes.  Makeup testing will take place on Friday morning of the same week.
All other End of Course SOL tests will be held during the last two weeks in May.  MLWGS SOL testing occurs in the following courses:  biology, chemistry, geometry, Algebra II, 11th-grade English (Reading test), Global Studies 10 (World History), and US and VA History.
SOL released test items are available at the Virginia Department of Education website for students to review content of test formats:
If you have any questions regarding SOLs, please contact Karl Zweerink in the school counseling office at kzweerink@gsgis.k12.va.us.