Though Jenny Hudspeth Stone ‘83 and Morgan Stone ‘82 both attended St. Andrew’s from first to sixth grade, they didn’t meet until many years later in college, when they found their St. Andrew’s connection included many shared friends and experiences. Their daughter Katherine now attends St. Andrew’s, and Jenny and Morgan are graciously sharing their past memories and current impressions of St. Andrew’s with us.
Why did you select St. Andrew's for Katherine? What do you hope she will experience here? We both had such amazing experiences at SAS which is what prompted us to consider it for Katherine. When we went and toured and saw the school now with such an amazing curriculum, new facilities and teachers we were even more excited.
How would you describe St. Andrew's to other parents who are considering it for their children? It is a wonderful community that truly cultivates a love of learning. The teachers are excited to be there and because of that Katherine comes home daily telling us about something new she learned, singing songs in Spanish or relaying a story from chapel.
What was your favorite St. Andrew's tradition? Jenny: Chapel and field days Morgan: Field days
What teacher/class was particularly inspiring for you? Jenny: Spanish and Latin really helped foster a love of language. Morgan: Marsha Jensen was my favorite teacher; we recently served on a board together which I really enjoyed.
How did your St. Andrew's education prepare you for the world? Jenny: Having gotten such a strong education in Spanish, I continued to study it and it was my second major in college. I am now taking French and that foundation has made a huge difference.
Morgan: Transitioning from St. Andrews to O’Henry and Austin High after 6th grade really made me appreciate the education I was fortunate to experience.
Where has life taken you since graduating? Jenny: After I graduated from college I moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Jake Pickle which was an amazing experience. When he retired I moved back to Austin and started an event design business. We now have an 11-year-old son, Will, and our 8-year-old daughter Katherine.
Morgan: After graduating from college, I lived in Aspen, Colorado for two years working for a property management company and as a fly fishing guide. I moved back to Austin in the mid 90s and worked for a Trust Company for about 10 years. After completing my MBA and Certified Financial Planning degrees at St. Edward’s University over 10 years ago, I started my own investment management and financial planning firm, Stone Asset Management, that I continue to run today.
Thank you Jenny and Morgan for sharing your story with us!
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.