George School Celebrates Alumni Weekend 2023

Nearly 500 alumni and friends were welcomed back home to George School during this year’s Alumni Weekend from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. Campus was filled with sunshine, smiles, and scenes of friends reminiscing.

The weekend activities began with a Friday evening welcome reception in the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library where guests enjoyed refreshments while they reunited with friends. The All-Alumni Gathering in the meetinghouse on Saturday morning included a welcome address by Head of School Sam Houser, a presentation of the distinguished alumni award to Kate Fox ’73, and a tribute to faculty members Pippa Porter Rex and Barbara Kibler to celebrate them as they begin new chapters.

South Lawn transformed into a family fun zone that afternoon complete with BBQ, bouncy castles, beautiful weather, and a live music performance with English teacher Shantel Hubert and The Straight Ahead Big Band. There were also three dedication ceremonies on campus–the Class of 1968 dedication of Wex’s Woods on the George School Pond/South Loop, a Class of 1998 bench dedication for Jesse Chamberlin ’98, and a new community fire pit from trustee Brian Wise ’93 in honor of the Class of 1993. Located between Marshall and Main, the fire pit promises to be a central space for the community to gather, socialize, and enjoy s’mores!

Alumni were  photo ready for their Reunion Class Photos, hit the field with Vince Campellone for a classic game of baseball donned in “I ride with Coach Vince” t-shirts, connected during the Cyd Carpenter ’47 Alumni of Color Network event, and also honored their classmates in a memorial meeting for worship service that afternoon in the meetinghouse.

Generations of George School alumni and friends then came together during the All-Alumni Party in the Fitness and Athletics Center on Saturday evening to enjoy good food, company, and sweet treats where they waxed nostalgic over yearbooks and memories. 

Alumni Weekend concluded on Sunday morning with community meeting for worship followed by the Let Your Art Speak: Gallery Walk and Brunch on campus. Alumni enjoyed brunch while meeting members of the arts faculty, and exploring student artwork displayed across campus in Main, Marshall Center, the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library Class of 1956 Gallery, and the Walton Center Gallery.

“It was wonderful to welcome alumni back to campus during a beautiful and sunny weekend,” said Director of Alumni Engagement Jessica Harms. “George School is a special community where classmates cherish the connections they have made here. It is an honor to help keep those connections thriving, to bridge new ones, and to weave George School’s global community together as we live out the mission of the school.”

Relive the magic of the weekend with the photo slideshow below, view and download photos here, and make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Alumni Weekend May 3-5, 2024!

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Head of School Sam Houser presented Kate Fox' 73 with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
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Pippa Porter Rex was honored for her years of service to George School.
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A new community fire pit was dedicated from trustee Brian Wise ’93 in honor of the Class of 1993 between Marshall and Main.
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Flora Kim '24 and Jada Johnson '24 sold buff and brown GS gear during Alumni Weekend as part of their fashion startup, Retro'd, for the new entrepreneurship course.
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Barbara Kibler was honored for her years of service to George School.
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George School trustees (left to right): Betty Lou Leedom Thompson ’56; John Gibb; Lisa Parry Becker ’89, p ’22; Kassem L. Lucas ’90; Brian Wise '93; Peter Vari, p ’96, ’08.
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A community fire pit was dedicated in honor of the Class of 1993 from trustee Brian Wise '93.
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Kate Fox '73
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English Teacher Shantel Hubert performed during Alumni Weekend with The Straight Ahead Big Band on Hallowell Porch.
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Head of School Sam Houser and Trustee Brian Wise' 93.
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