Margaret Anne Florence, class of 1997, an actress living in New York, has a new film, The Mighty Macs, which opens in theaters nationwide this Friday, October 21st.
The film tells the true story of the first women's NCAA championship basketball team from 1972, Immaculata College. She plays the point guard of the team, Rosemary Keenan. Her years playing Varsity basketball for Ashley Hall were obviously very helpful in getting this role. Margaret Anne says, "I truly believe my time at Ashley Hall helped me connect with this role and this great story about a group of girls making their dreams come true." It's a great, G rated family film with an inspirational message for young women.
Mighty Macs is playing in several theaters in Charleston, and The Post and Courier ran the following brief about Margaret Anne Florence:
Here is a link to the film's website:
And this is a link to Margaret Anne Florence's website:
Thank you to all alumnae who came on Saturday evening to the Shakespeare reception and play at the bear cave, The Comedy of Errors. It was a beautiful evening!
On Monday, September 12, during the Upper School assembly at 12:25 p.m. , Mr. Richard Thaler will address the student body about his experiences in New York before, during, and after the 911 attacks. Mr. Thaler holds a BA in American History from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard . In addition to being the managing partner of Lieutenant Island Partners, and a visiting professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Mr. Thaler has more than thirty years experiences as an investment banker and advisor to domestic and international corporations, pension funds, and foreign governments. Because of his diverse life experiences, Mr. Thaler is in a unique position to discuss the impact of the attacks on the New York community as a whole. He will also share his individual experiences and personal account of the events at Ground Zero and will address the challenges that have arisen during the selection of an appropriate memorial for the victims.
This week, history students in Jenkins Hall are focusing their studies on the September 11, 2001, attacks. Classes are reviewing time lines of the events of that day, the 911 Commission Reports, and information on the recently constructed memorial at Ground Zero. On Thursday, September 8th,, grades 7-12 will be watching a video montage of the media coverage that took place on the morning of September 11th.