White Mountain seniors have a lot of important and meaningful events to look forward to each spring. One of these is Senior Dessert, an event that the Class of 2018 enjoyed on April 16. It is a White Mountain tradition that has been around for nearly three decades and one that seniors eagerly anticipate and alumnae/i fondly remember.
Senior Dessert was started by College Counselor and French and History Teacher Jane Zanger in the mid-1990s as a way to celebrate the conclusion of the college application process. When she departed in 2010, White Mountain moved the event to the Head of School’s house where it was remained. Faculty and staff make a number of delicious desserts and gather with the graduating class at Dickey House. Julie Yates, Director of Development and Alumnae/i, describes the event as “a laughter and sugar-filled time for faculty/staff and seniors to reminisce about our time together at White Mountain, consider the graduating classes who have come before, and to celebrate our seniors’ transition to college and beyond.”
In addition to enjoying some sweet treats on plates that date back to when the School was called St. Mary’s-in-the-Mountains, the senior class also puts together a time capsule to be opened at their 10th Reunion. Some of the items that the Class of 2018 placed in their time capsule include pointe shoes, carabiners, and letters to themselves and each other. These will no doubt be fun to read in 10 years!
Click here to see some photos from the event.