|Updates on an international musician and a nuclear engineer|
|Thursday, May 14, 2015|
Read updates on alumni from the classes of 1994 and 2001.
Carrie Smith, Class of 1994 - Smith enjoyed an international career as a musician before returning to her native St. Louis. She has performed in orchestras and as a soloist worldwide in countries such as Canada, France, Spain and Mexico. She performed mostly in Mexico for eight years, working with the Orquestra de Aguascalientes as an English hornist and with the Filarmonica de Jalisco as principal oboist. In addition, Smith served as a professor of music at the Universidad de Guadalajara. Smith studied oboe at Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a master's degree in oboe performance in 2003. She currently works as a freelance musician in St. Louis and as a registered nurse at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Kenneth Blair, Class of 2001 - Blair visited classes at Holman Middle School in Pattonville recently to speak with students about STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) job opportunities. Blair works as a nuclear engineer at Ameren's nuclear power plant in Fulton, Missouri. During his visit, he gave a presentation to sixth-graders in Latoya Blair's (his wife) class and eighth-graders in Christina Elkins SIGMA (gifted education) class about different careers, median salary ranges and courses of study required. He also allowed the students to put on radiation protective gear.