Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visits SAHS

March 16, 2017

Former White House Chief of Staff and Pony alum Denis McDonough stopped by Stillwater Area High School to visit with social studies students. McDonough, who graduated from Stillwater in 1988, talked about what it was like serving as President Obama's right-hand man and how he got the job. McDonough said in order to work in the White House you need to be a voracious reader and complex thinker who can summarize well and quickly. He added that curiosity is the key to success.