Reunion Weekend is now only 21 days away! Four days of events, monumental celebrations, and endless opportunities to reconnect. One of the good challenges of such a significant weekend is the number of options to choose from each day. Will you spend a morning with friends catching up or join a tour and a class? The choice is yours. To help with your planning, we continue our highlights of a few signature events.
Today, in part three of this blog series, we explore Friday night’s celebration with the annual Alumni Awards, a homecoming for the Class of 2020, and ways to get active during the weekend. Be sure to view the schedule, register, and reach out with any questions.
Alumni Awards and Celebratory Dinner
Friday, June 3 at 5 pm
Tent by Kennedy Field
Each year New Hampton School recognizes a handful of alumni who have distinguished themselves through service to the school or by their professional success. Included among the awards bestowed during the annual celebratory alumni dinner are: the Head of School Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Alumni Leadership Award, Smith-Moore Service Award, and Hazeltine-Merrill Lifetime Achievement Award. There are also two awards presented to the class with the largest annual giving amount and the largest participation amount for annual giving. Be sure to join fellow alumni and former faculty on Friday evening, June 3 for this important program honoring alumni who stand out in the best way possible.
Class of 2020 Dedication and Brunch
Friday, June 3 at 11:00 am
Behind Pilalas Math & Science Center
The Class of 2020 gets the Patience Under Adversity Award as they had to experience their graduation from New Hampton School virtually in May 2020 due to the pandemic. In true Husky Nation spirit, they rose to the occasion and handled their virtual Commencement with grace and enthusiasm.
Once again, alumni and families are welcome back on campus to celebrate in-person events and at the top of the list is the Class of 2020 Brick Dedication and Brunch. These are two of the many timeless traditions these graduates were unable to experience in person two years ago. After several class discussions on the best time to come back and have as many members return as possible, New Hampton is pleased and honored to be able to offer this opportunity to our 2020 graduates and their families during our special Bicentennial Reunion Weekend. Featured speakers at the dedication include Ian Boisvert ’20 and Taylor Healey ’20. If you have yet to register for this event, you may do so at www.newhampton.org/reunion200.
Let’s Get Recreational
Reunion Weekend’s schedule offers a variety of “active” events for fun and fitness. Join Eileen Williams P’22 for a co-educational game of softball on the softball field at 1 pm, Friday, June 3. Bring your glove and join this opportunity to relive your days on the softball/baseball fields of Husky Nation.
If the previously mentioned in this blog series Vintage Tennis Tournament doesn’t work for your schedule, why not try your hand at pickleball? Pickleball is offered at the Bicknell Tennis Courts on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 2:30 pm. This popular pastime is hosted by Jamie Arsenault P’13,’15, Lara Arsenault P’13, ’15, and Andy Moore ’65.
For hiking enthusiasts, plan to join Sam Conkling ’85 and Jonathan Frame ’10 for a hike up Burleigh Mountain. The hike is scheduled for Saturday morning, June 4 at 10 am and participants should plan to meet in the Jacobson Arena parking lot for school-sponsored transportation to Burleigh and back.
Off-campus excursions to Wellington State Park, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and Waukewan Golf Course also support our schedule of getting active and taking in the beautiful sights of the Lakes Region.