Record crowds descended on McDonogh for Reunion Weekend 2019 (May 3-5), which began with a meaningful memorial service in Tagart Chapel. The service was followed by lunch for alumni of all ages which included an update on the State of the School from Head of School Dave Farace ’87. The afternoon featured bus tours and an archival exhibit in Lyle Building before the traditional flag retreat ceremony on the Senior Quad. In the early evening, the Young Alumni Award Ceremony was an opportunity to recognize Emily Bray Cohen ’08, Matthew Hellauer ’07, Stephanie Kunkel ’06, and Chelsea Yarborough ’08 for their contributions to their profession, community, and McDonogh. After the ceremony, attendees joined the Alumni Cocktail Party in the Fader Innovation Center.
Saturday, May 4 began with the heartfelt Distinguished Service Award ceremony during which Arthur Adler ’78, Mickey Deegan, Oletha DeVane, Sharon Hood, and Walter Radek, Jr. ’53 were honored for their devotion, time, and efforts on behalf of McDonogh students. The DSA ceremony was followed by the Crab Feast and Family picnic in its new location on the Rosenberg Campus Green. Reunion Weekend fun continued into the evening at class parties for classes ending in 4 and 9. The weekend earned rave reviews from all who attended.