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Alumni Enjoy Festive Reunion Weekend

Reunion Weekend 2023 was filled with festive events designed to appeal to alumni of all ages. Despite the sometimes soggy weather, more than 500 alumni and guests came to McDonogh on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, anxious to catch up with old friends and learn what’s new on campus. 

Friday afternoon included a cavalry reunion in the Equestrian Center and a memorial service in Tagart Chapel. Later that evening, there was a great turnout for the Alumni Cocktail Party in the Rogers Lobby of the Edward St. John Student Center. During the event, Gerrard Sheppard ’08 was presented with the Young Alumni Award, and the Board of Trustees’s Distinguished Service Award was given to Dick Knowles ’53.

Hundreds of alumni and their families spent Saturday afternoon at the annual Crab Feast and (indoor) Picnic in Paterakis Hall. The day concluded with reunion parties for classes ending in 3s and 8s—including the Class of 1973’s celebration of their 50th reunion at Roots Farm. On Sunday, the Black Alumni Committee wrapped up the weekend with a brunch at Turf Valley.

In conjunction with McDonogh School’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, classes ending in 4 and 9 will celebrate their class reunions on Saturday, November 4, 2023.