Snapshots of St. George's
More than 100 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends attended our reception last night at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, R.I., hosted by Greenvale owner Nancy Parker Wilson ’77 (right with Marian Royer P’09). Against a stunning vineyard backdrop just before sunset, community members gathered to mingle, reconnect and enthusiastically kick off the school year. It was the first reception of many to be held throughout the 2016-17 year — the last year at St. George’s for Head of School Eric Peterson and his wife, Senior Associate Director of Admission Krista Peterson. Eric told those gathered that today’s school is stronger than ever — and that he was heartened by the independent investigator’s endorsement of St. George’s in 2016 as “state-of-the-art” and where a culture of respect was clearly evident. “We keep our students safe and well and healthy so that they have a chance to grow into the future contributors to society they will become,” he said. He and Krista have been “humbled to be a part of this extraordinary institution” and will savor their final months on the Hilltop, making every moment count. “St. George’s,” he said, "has meant more to me than anywhere I’ve ever been.” Photos from the reception are on our Flickr.com page.
The annual Honor Code Chapel took place yesterday, during which every student recited the pledge to adhere to the code and signed the Honor Book (right). Members of the Honor Board — Chair Chase Hedlund ’17, Shane Conlon ’17, Eric Durudogan ’17, Charlotte Grunebaum ’17 and Dillon Kaynor ’17 — presided over the ceremony. The Italian leather-bound book the students sign was donated by the school prefects in 2009 — Galimah Baysah ’09, S.J. Tilden ’09, Izzy Evans ’09, Campbell McNichol ’09 and Carmen Boscia ’09 — and now sits in a case in the front hall of Old School. Head of School Eric Peterson signed the book on behalf of the faculty.
Dragons in college …
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• Our London reception, hosted by Stanton McLean ’90, at the 5 Hertford Street Club in Mayfair: Monday, Oct. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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