Snapshots of St. George's

New Roundup: Feb. 3, 2017
Posted 02/03/2017 10:00AM

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Greetings from the Hilltop!

Greetings from the Hilltop

Feb 3, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop


Dragon record-holder signs on to Division I football program 

Signing Day

Wednesday was National Signing Day and our star running back Isaac McCray '17 signed his Letter of Intent to play for the D-I Bryant University Bulldogs. Isaac, a day student from Middletown, is the holder of several impressive Dragon football records, including scoring (358 points), rushing yards (3,661), touchdowns (58) and all-purpose yards (5,051). The two-time captain also earned All-ISL honors all of his four years and All-New England honors for three years. With Isaac's help the Dragons went 7-2 last fall and earned a spot in a NEPSAC bowl game — and in 2015 went 9-0 and won the NEPSAC (Kevin Fleming Bowl) championship. Congratulations, Isaac!

Decades later, Ski Weekend lives on

Fifth-Form Ski Weekend

For nearly 40 years now fifth-formers have been taking a trip up north together during the winter. This year the tradition of Fifth-Form Ski Weekend continued as the juniors spent last Friday through Monday skiing, snowboarding and sledding at Waterville Mountain in Waterville Valley, N.H. The first ski weekend took place in 1978 and was organized by Fred Taylor '79. Interviewed for the St. George's Bulletin back in 2010, Fred told us he decided he wanted to do something for his class "that would promote class unity and be fun ... and since I was from Colorado, naturally I chose a ski trip to New Hampshire," he said. Taylor, now the president and co-founder of Northstar Investment Advisors in Denver said he was thrilled to find fifth-formers are still bonding on the slopes. "At the time I had no clue that we had started a tradition, let alone one that would [still] be going strong!"

Visitors arrive from Turkey

Robert College

Ten students and two faculty members from Robert College — one of the most prestigious high schools in Istanbul, Turkey, were on the Hilltop this week. The group joined us on Tuesday and attended classes and participated in all aspects of school life throughout the week. About 15 current students served as hosts for the visitors.

Friends gather in D.C.


Midwinter Weekend allowed some time for current students outside the Class of 2018 to meet up with old friends now at college. Sixth-formers Will Peterson, Topher Hopper, Henry Savage and Will Buhse traveled down to D.C. to visit with Phillip Young '15 and Moudy Abdel-Maksoud '15 (middle), who now both attend George Washington University.

Petersons honored in Charleston


About 35 alumni, current parents and parents of alumni gathered at the Mira Winery Tasting Room last night for our Charleston, South Carolina, reception. The event, another in our slate of opportunities to honor Eric and Krista Peterson, was a huge hit. Many thanks to our hosts Dawn and Bear Dyke '87 and our guests (including Carly Fischer, Jack Finn '16, Craighill Redwine '89 and Katherine Redwine, pictured here with the Petersons). Photos are on our page.

Throwback photo recalls dormitory's beginnings

Throwback Thursday

The Quad and the dormitories surrounding it hold memories for many Dragons ... Spring Dance Weekend concerts ... early spring Frisbee tossing ... This week's "Throwback Thursday" post on Instagram featured this archival shot of the final stages of construction of Diman Hall in 1927. Follow us on our Instagram, @DragonsofSG.

Trivia winner identifies steps

Congratulations to last week's trivia contest winner: former member of the Art Department from 1987-96 Mark Bistline P'07. Mark recognized the steps leading up to Sixth-Form Porch right away!

This week's trivia contest

For which notable alumnus is the common room in the Buell/Wheeler dormitory complex named? The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore. Good luck!

Alumni Hockey Game




Palm Beach, Fla.

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Washington, D.C.



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Glen Cove/Locust Valley, N.Y.



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All upcoming events are listed on the Alumni page of our website. To RSVP, email us here.


To view photos of recent St. George's events, visit our Flickr page.


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