Alumnae/i Weekend

wms-alumni-12As the crisp winds and bright colors of autumn filled the air, over 40 Alumnae/i gathered at The White Mountain School to celebrate reunions and great friendships. “It was really cool coming back. The School looked familiar on the outside, but there have been so many changes on the inside,” observed Zach Paull ’93.

Alumnae/i Weekend was full of activities and programs for all to enjoy. Highlights from this year included special student presentation about the dance program and the Inquiry, Innovation and Impact Lab and attending classes with students. Mazzie Gogolak ‘68 commented, “The tour of the school and just walking around by myself was enlightening to me as a former architectural student because the reuse of space was so creative and well done.”

_dsc2000Alumnae/i participated in a historic campus walking tour lead by Dr. Henry Vaillant and a presentation on local gardens, including The White Mountain School’s Formal Garden. A grand celebration was had by all at the Alumnae/i Dinner and Awards. The Sylvia A. Dickey Alumni Prize for significant and consistent support to the School was awarded to Ann Howell Armstrong ’58. The Linda Clark McGoldrick Alumnae/i Prize recognizing volunteers was awarded to Anne Bridge ‘68 P ’95, P’98 and Anne “Timi” Carter ‘68. Following the ceremony, Anne commented, “It was great fun to join with Timi Carter to reach out over the past year and gather our class together for our 50th. Linda was the embodiment of selfless devotion to St. Mary’s-in-the Mountains/The White Mountain School.” We were honored to have the Reverend Eleanor Mclaughlin ’53 deliver the blessing at the dinner and at the memorial daffodil planting. At the conclusion of the weekend, Mazzie reflected, “It is so different from the school we all went to but also so much the same in spirit.  Ya gotta see it to believe it!”

View more pictures from Alumnae/i Weekend here.

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