Note to self: Don't write that the graduating class may be the "most likable" six days before welcoming back alumni from all other classes.
Our June reunions are several different events over the course of a single day. It starts with people straggling in, greeting friends, enjoying some food, and generally hanging out.
Usually, the mob heads to Elbow Pond for an afternoon of swimming and sunbathing, but that wasn't going to happen this year.
After those present (people arrive all afternoon) have finished lunch, we offer a guided campus tour highlighting newer facilities, and the relationship between those facilities and the unique market position established by the school over the past several decades.
So, for example, a visit to Pebody House (distant) and stroll across the new Farrell Field turf complex toward the new locker room facility all demonstrate the significance of residential life to Mike Henriques's tenure as Head of School.
As evening approaches, the crowd swells and faculty arrive to socialize.
The Classes of 2008, 2003, etc., pose for photos.
After dinner, Nick's Other Band gets the crowd on its feet in the Wise Center.
Folks arrive all afternoon.
Ethan Black '08 and Zack Dwyer '08.
Tom Spang's '88 lovely family with a couple of bags of Edna's cookies!
Lunch in the Wise Center.
Edna gets some love from Rob Simpson '08.
Moritz Goebbel '03 (with Chris Norris), flew in from Germany.
Retired learning specialist Shirley Felong with Britt Plante '08.
Bob Downey '98, with one of his many admirers, Brenda Godwin.
A rented photo booth--complete with outrageous costumes--provided a new twist!