The first weekend in May found the Close once again a hive of activity. Our Golden Bulldogs started things off with an evening reception for all alums who have celebrated their fiftieth reunions; we had almost 100 attendees, including three stalwarts from ’48, Coke Florance, Jerry Kinney, and Art Nordstrom, here to celebrate the School’s third-ever 70th Reunion.
The Friday evening barbecue has been held jointly with NCS for the past 20 years, and this year we returned to their side of the Close: the smoke from the grill, the reconnections with friends, and the Cathedral as a backdrop…you get the idea! (Pictures from the weekend can be found here.)
Morning seminars (thank you Donna Denize, JT Miller and Doug Errett) and Chapel (ditto, Rev. Hundley) led to the Headmaster’s Lunch (and class pictures) in the Cafritz Refectory. As part of the fiftieth anniversary of the Trapier Theater, a joint NCS-STA alumni panel discussion (All the World’s A Stage: A Life in the Arts) was held on the Brylawski Stage. Class Meetings followed, then the fourth annual Beer Tasting and Networking event was held in (Appropriately? Inappropriately?) Sam’s Bar (featuring the Hellbender beers brewed and served by Ben Evans, spouse of Spanish teacher and Form I and II Dean Kelly Castellanos-Evans).
Saturday evening events brought the many individual class parties both at and around the School. The Headmaster (and his minions) made efforts to show the flag at each of the thirteen separate events. We are grateful to all of our reunion volunteers, but especially to those who opened up their homes to (or made an extra effort on behalf of) their classmates: Willem Polak ’63, Ken Wilson ’63, John Siegler ’73, Travis Brown’73, Chip Heartfield ’73, Sevag Balian ’83, Carter DeLorme ’88, Leland Lim ’93, Justin Rockefeller ’98, Matt Carr ’03, and Tucker Johns ’08. Gentlemen, thank you for all of your efforts to make Reunion Weekend 2017 the success that it was!
One last reunion class needs to be noted, and that is the Fiftieth Reunion Class of 1968. That group will gather to celebrate, as is custom, over Commencement Weekend, June 8 and 9. Their reunion committee is to be commended for its hard work in reaching out to classmates and drumming up support and interest. We are busily preparing for their return and look forward to welcoming the great Class of 1968 back to the Close!
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.