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Reunion Weekend 2022 Events

After two years of virtual Reunion Weekend gatherings, alumni were back on campus to enjoy a record number of events. McDonogh was buzzing with activity beginning on the morning of April 29 with the Head of School Day ceremony and ending on the evening of Sunday, May 1 with the Upper School Choral Concert. The weekend also included several unique events that paid tribute to the enslaved peoples of John McDonogh—a dance performance, part of the McDonogh Voices series; an alumni dedication of The Memorial to Those Enslaved and Freed; and the the premiere of a film documenting the creation of the memorial. See more here.

On Friday, alumni caught up on what’s been happening at their alma mater through campus tours and at a state-of-the-school address given by Head of School Dave Farace ‘87. They remembered classmates at a Memorial Service, attended baseball and lacrosse games, reunited with fellow members of the cavlary, and reminisced at the Alumni Cocktail Party. The evening also included a joint Young Alumni Award and Distinguished Service Award (DSA) ceremony. Congratulations to young alumni Kai M. Cunningham ’12, Brielle Smoot Ferguson ’07, and Lisa H. Tostanoski ’08 and to DSA recipients Erika Seth Davies ’94, Noreen Lidston, and Frederick “Butch” Maisel III ’72. Watch the ceremony.

Saturday events began with the memorial dedication and premiere of the documentary, after which crowds of alumni and their families descended on the Rosenberg Campus Green for the Crab Feast and Family Picnic. Later, milestone reunion classes held parties in various campus locations and around town. On Sunday, Black alumni gathered for a brunch at Turf Valley Restort hosted by the Black Alumni Committee. The weekend concluded with the Choral Concert in which choral alumni joined in singing the Dedication Hymn as a tribute to Philip Olsen, who will retire at the end of this school year.