Alumnae/i Weekend 2012 spanned three days and brought back to campus more than 60 alumnae/i, past and current trustees, spouses and family members! Returning classes ranged from 1945 all the way to 2011 and there were representatives from every decade in between. Alumnae/i came from as close by as Littleton and from as far away as the Czech Republic to reconnect and to help their alma mater celebrate 125 years.
The weekend offered lots of activities to choose from including Commencement 2012, local hikes, campus tours, a golf scramble, church at All Saints’, classes with WMS faculty, tea at Dickey House (the Head’s House) and several delicious meals. The crowning event at dusk on Sunday night was a fantastic fireworks display viewed from Hood’s Hill (the Hill).
The two major alumnae/i awards were also presented at the Head’s tea and at the dinner on Sunday night. The Sylvia A. Dickey Alumnae/i Prize for longtime support of the School was awarded to Carolyn French Judson ’45 who has contributed to the SMS/WMS Annual Fund nearly every year since her graduation in 1945. That adds up to over 65 years of philanthropy to her alma mater. Thousands of students, faculty and staff have benefited from Carolyn’s support over the years. The Linda Clark McGoldrick ’55 Alumnae/i Prize for volunteerism that goes above and beyond was awarded to Ruth Cook, honorary member of the Class of 1955, P ’91 and Board Chair Emerita. Ruth served tirelessly on the Board of Trustees of The White Mountain School for over 17 years and continues to volunteer regularly in numerous ways including hosting international students and stuffing envelopes for mailings. Ruth’s commitment to the School has been pivotal to its success. The awarding of these prestigious alumnae/i prizes to two such incredible and deserving women was a perfect way to bring the year long celebration of 125 years to a close.
Many thanks to all who attended Alumnae/i Weekend 2012 and to all of the WMS faculty and staff who helped make the weekend a success!