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Lewis Alumna Honored for Best TV Sports Anchor

Lewis Alumna Honored for Best TV Sports Anchor

Lewis Alumna Honored for Best TV Sports Anchor

Natalie Kalibat was recently honored by the Associated Press of the Virginias in the category of “Best TV Sports Anchor, Large Market” at a luncheon at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Natalie, who is the weeknight sports anchor and sports directors at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va., was the top finisher in the state of Virginia and was honored out of applicants from TV stations around the states of Virginia and West Virginia for her exemplary performance.

Natalie was hired by WRIC in December 2017. During her time at the station, she has covered the Washington Capitals’ run to the Stanley Cup, NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway, and Washington Redskins training camp, among other events.

Her Lewis family remembers her well as a determined scholar, gifted athlete, and graceful dancer, and true friend. We are so proud of our alumna and continue to wish her the very best.

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Natalie Kalibat

Natalie Kalibat

Life After Lewis

“I studied and worked so hard in school and got horrible grades on exams. I also struggled with reading comprehension before I joined Lewis. I now work as a sports anchor and reporter for WRIC-TV, an ABC affiliate, and I am living my dream! ”

– Natalie Kalibat

Sports Anchor WRIC-TV

Natalie Kalibat

“The Lewis School was very supportive of me both as a student and as an athlete. My teachers believed in me all the way. It was a great experience. The Lewis School provided such a special and personalized way of learning that helped me to understand my learning differences and build confidence. The skills I developed at Lewis allowed me to maintain a B average at the University of Southern California, something that I would never have dreamed prior to attending Lewis.”              

  • 2011 USC Early Acceptance on a four year Athletic Scholarship
  • 2012 Honors College Preparatory Graduate, The Lewis School
  • 2012 – 2016 Member of USC’s elite Trojan Diving Team
  • Student Ambassador for USC’s Trojan Athletics Development & Outreach
  • 2016 USC Graduate BA in Sociology; Minor in Sports, Business & Media Studies
  • Voted USC’s 2016 “Outstanding Student for Academic & Overall Achievement”
  • Two Time NJ State Girls’ Diving Champion, NJSIAA Elite Diver 2011 & 2012; 2011 Eastern Interscholastic Diving Champion
  • 2012 London Olympic Trials competitor, 10 meter synchronized diving
  • 2015 Lewis School Distinguished Alumna & Honors Society Inductee
  • NJ Legislature Tribute for “Meritorious Achievement, Competitive Spirit & Sportsmanship as a Champion State Diver”
  • Sports Anchor, Annenberg TV News: highlighted athletes’ off-field volunteer & community service, & stories of personal courage among aspiring young athletes
  • On-campus reporter & news anchor for ESPN Affiliate WeAreSC & California Telecommunications Media
  • 2015 ESPN Rose Bowl Assistant to the Producer
  • Sports & Field Reporter for the PAC12 network including UCLA, University of Arizona & Stanford
  • Won February 2016 PAC12 Diving Conference Championship

Natalie Kalibat
University of Southern California,
Class of 2016

The Lewis School of Princeton
2007 – 2012

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Fred Beer

Fred Beer

Life After Lewis

“I don’t know where I’d be today without The Lewis School. Being there taught me to work hard and to value and respect learning differences. I discovered that seeing and learning things differently gave me a unique perspective that is vital not only in my career but also in my life.”

– Fred Beer

President, ITX Corporation

Fred Beer

  • Recognized as a “visionary entrepreneur” by the Rochester Business Journal
  • President, ITX Corp.
  • Co-founder and Chairman of the Board at Potential Point, LLC
  • CEO and co-founder of Auragen Communications, Inc./Catalyst Direct
  • Board Member of the Junior Achievement of Rochester
  • Creative Problem Solving Institute, Certified Facilitator
  • Completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Rochester, 1995

“Lewis School was amazingly supportive in building back that confidence that got crushed from me. Lewis and my parents provided the support for me to know that I could be successful. Lewis taught me, with my parents support, that I had great strengths and if I focused on my strengths I could adapt for my weaknesses. It didn’t matter that I was a really slow reader – I developed great skills at listening in class and taking notes. I learned how to work hard and get good grades. These skills have stayed with me to today.“

– Fred Beer

Fred Beer
University of Rochester
Class of 1995

Lewis School Alumna, 1984

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Kate Lewis-LaMonica

Kate Lewis-LaMonica

Life After Lewis

“One of the greatest things I learned from Lewis is that if I worked hard enough, I could do anything. I am so grateful to The Lewis School and credit everything I’ve been able to accomplish to my years there.”

Kate Lewis-LaMonica

Kate Lewis-LaMonica

“Realize the value of work ethic; you might not be the best, but you can still achieve at a high level even in areas that you perceive as your weaknesses. That is something that Lewis taught me and it’s definitely   something other children will get from their experiences at Lewis.”

  • Graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, Class of 2008
  • Recipient of the Allen Macy Dulles ’51 Award
  • Recipient of the Arthur Lane ’34 Award
  • Vice President of Engineers Without Borders
  • Princeton Justice Project Volunteer
  • Member of Princeton’s Sustained Dialog Program
  • Youth mentor in the Trenton Bridge Lacrosse Program and an Outdoor Action Trip Leader
  • 2005 Ivy League Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year
  • 2008 All-American candidate, member of United States Elite Team
  • 2018 – Currently with the Bridgespan Group, a global nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate poverty and improve the quality of life for those in need

“When I came to Lewis I couldn’t read at all. I remember doing a lot of short vowel fill-in drills, and learning blends and the different spelling rules. The intense work with phonics is one of the greatest gifts The Lewis School gave me that I just couldn’t get anywhere else.  And what’s even better, is that a lot of that stuff still sticks with me today.”

Kate Lewis-LaMonica
Lewis Alumna
Princeton University
Class of 2008

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Andrew McTigue

Andrew McTigue

Life After Lewis

“The Lewis School helped me to realize that I should not be afraid to approach success in my own way. Before attending Lewis, I never thought about success or that it would come easily, if it came at all.”

– Andrew McTigue

Class of 2016

Andrew McTigue

  • 2015 Accepted as an Early Decision Candidate to Farleigh Dickinson University
  • 2016 Honors College Preparatory Graduate of The Lewis School
  • 2017 The Lewis School of Princeton Honor Society Inductee
  • 2017 Deans List at Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • 2017 Most Valuable Player for Fairleigh Dickinson Cross Country Team
  • 2017 Honored Alumni Speaker, The Lewis School Athletic Awards Banquet
  • Awarded a Full Four-Year Scholarship to Fairleigh Dickinson University

“When I first came to Lewis, I was frustrated by the demands of auditory processing in a lecture situation and by longer written assignments, research and managing the course load in reading. I avoided writing whenever I could. However, the work ethic and teamwork that I learned at Lewis have carried me through as a successful college athlete. I know that the lessons I learned from my teachers and coaches at The Lewis School will stay with me in athletics and in personal successes yet to come.”

– Andrew McTigue

Andrew McTigue
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Class of 2020

The Lewis School of Princeton, 2011-2016

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