What is the Alumni-Parent Mingle?
The Alumni-Parent Mingle is an opportunity for parents to talk to different alumni of Oakhill to discuss the school's impact on their lives. Everyone has a different experience once they leave for high school and beyond, but the base of their education is all the same.
Who attends the mingle?
A variety of people! Parents, Oakhill alumni from freshmen in high school through college graduates, teachers and staff, and even some current middle school students. Anyone in the Oakhill community who wants to hear about life after Oakhill, from those who have experienced it, is welcome to attend!
Which alumni were at the January 2018 mingle?
We had a great group of former students come back to talk to our parents in January! Below, you have a chance to listen to some of what they discussed!
Jacob attended Park Hill High School after graduation from Oakhill in 2010. During his time in high school, Jacob took part in many extracurricular activities such as varsity tennis, Student Council, Executive Council, Young Life, choir, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was a part of Assisteens of Kansas City, a community service group of 7th- 12th grade students, eventually holding the titles of Treasurer and President.
After graduating from Park Hill High School with a 30 on his ACT, Jacob began attending Belmont University in Nashville, pursuing a degree in music business. While at Belmont, Jacob has received multiple honors including Dean’s List, Community Council Treasurer, and member of the 2014 Positive Psychology Advisory Board at the MHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
While interning with notable companies such as Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Big Yellow Dog Music, and The Collective Artist Management, Jacob has been able to work with artists such as Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, Sara Evans, Clint Black, and Edwin McCain.
Jacob will be graduating from Belmont University in May and hopes to continue working in the music industry.
Madison Fitzgerald attended Oakhill from 1997 until 2010, where she was one of nine students in the first official eighth grade graduating class. She was involved in the Student Ambassador Program, Science Club, choir, basketball, volleyball, and track and field.
After attending Oakhill for twelve years, Madison went to St. Teresa’s Academy where she was heavily involved in the choir program, served as President of the Science Club, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She is poised to graduate from Vanderbilt University in May with a dual degree in molecular & cellular biology and women’s & gender studies. At Vanderbilt, Madison has continued pursuing her passions for science and music by conducting research in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, participating in both Vanderbilt-funded and National Science Foundation-funded summer research programs, and being a member of a competitive acapella group, currently serving as President.
Madison has applied to several microbiology Ph.D. programs and is excited for her on-campus interviews scheduled this spring. She wishes to obtain a doctoral degree and become a professor at a research university.
Harrison Feaster started Oakhill in the 1st grade and graduated from 8th grade in 2014. Since Oakhill, he has attended Park Hill South High School and is currently a senior. Harrison has been on the golf team all four years and captain of the team for the last two years. Over his four years at Park Hill South, he has also been involved in Student Council, Spanish Club, the football team and the Freshmen and New Students mentoring program (FANS). Harrison is currently Vice President of the National Honor Society and Treasurer of Our Natural Helpers Organization.
This year Harrison has been attending the Northland CAPS internship program in the global business and entrepreneurship strand. This program gives real-world experience in the business and professional workplace. Harrison just secured an internship for this semester at Tradebot, which is a high-frequency trading company here in Kansas City. He hopes to learn more about investing as well as computer science. Harrison was recently accepted into Texas Christian University and plans to attend starting fall 2018 to study business finance.
Brady McCanles attended Oakhill from 2nd through 8th grade. During his time at Oakhill he was a Student Ambassador, President of the Student Council, a member of NJHS, and played basketball, volleyball, ran track and field. He is currently a Senior at Rockhurst High School, where he is the team captain on the football team, and is a member of the math club and bass-fishing club. Brady has obtained a 4.375 GPA and scored a 35 on his ACT. He is a National Honor Society Officer, a National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with Honor and has earned many other academic achievements.
Brady plans on studying business in college, and will possibly play football for the school team.
Read up on even more of our Alumni on our "Meet Our Alumni" page!