Alumni [in the] News

Annie van den Berg '19, Anton Orme '21, and Chase Yahn-Krafft '21 took their respective college teams to Ultimate College National Championships in December 2021. Read their stories here

Anton Orme '21 made the try out roster for the U20 Team USA and a chance to represent the United States at the World Flying Disc Federation Junior Ultimate Championships! Anton is in the Cal Poly class of 2025.

Anthony Arya '20, a season 15 contestant on NBC television's The Voice, cut a holiday album last year. Anthony attends Stanford University and will graduate in 2024. 

Nathan Tsuji '13 is on America's Got Talent! His first segment aired on June 29, 2021. Very exciting! Break a leg, Nathan.

Jake Young '06, voted "Future Kirby Employee" in his 7th grade yearbook, fulfilled prophecy by returning to Kirby during the spring of 2021 to teach history. Like his dad, Gary Young, the first Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County and Kirby's former Book Arts Teacher, he was beloved by his students.

Alecia Haselton '12 reached out recently as she's in the beginning phase of planning a 10 year reunion for her class. Let us know if you'd like to connect and we'll put you in touch.

Former Kirby valedictorian, Willa Brock ‘10, joined the Kirby School Board of Trustees as its second alumni in May 2021. (Noah Bond '09 joined in the fall of 2020). After Kirby, Ms. Brock earned a B.A. in Art History and Archaeology from Stanford University in 2014 and an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University in 2017. She currently serves as Interpretation Manager of the renowned Filoli Center, a National Trust Historic site, in Woodside, California. 

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Kirby's first graduates received their diplomas in 1997.

Since then over 600 Kirby scholars have matriculated to college and universities, equipped with an outstanding educational foundation and a strong sense of purpose.

Kirby's Alumni Network organizes events to bring old friends back together and serves as a hub of news and information. Stay in touch with your past as you look ahead to the future. 

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Kirby School welcomes alumni support in many ways. If you have expertise, time, or interest, we'd love to know!

Kirby instilled a self-confidence in me that has been hugely important in undergrad, grad and the workplace. Having close working relationships with Kirby faculty helped me feel comfortable developing relationships with professors in college, and gave me the confidence to hold my own with "the adults in the room" in a variety of contexts. 

Rachel Keynton '08