Recap of Homecoming and Reunion 2018
Tower Hill alumni and the entire school community gathered to connect with friends and cheer on the Hillers at Homecoming and Reunion 2018 on Oct. 19-20.
On Friday, the all-school Founders’ Day
celebration united all three divisions as Head of School Bessie Speers
welcomed students, faculty, staff and parents. There were many surprises including the debut of the Centennial Song and the 1919 Poem, and a "Founders" 100-Meter Dash. The all-school pep rally filled Stoltz Alumni Stadium with THS cheers, spirit and friendly competition.
That evening, a large crowd rooted on the volleyball teams in the Weaver Gym. The Alumni Council also sponsered a tailgate at the Timothy B. Golding Alumni House prior to the Varsity team game.
On Saturday morning, Head of School Bessie Speers, faculty members and students led the "100th Year Kick-Off" presentation in the 1919 Auditorium followed by the Alumni Association Annual Meeting. The Hon. Michael N. Castle '57 was presented with the Tower Hill Distinguished Alumni Award and Jeffrey W. Hobbs '98 was presented with the Tower Hill Young Alumni Award.
Students, alumni and their families enjoyed make-and-take crafts in the kindergarten wing. Balloon creatures and facepainting entertained kids at the noon-time picnic lunch for the entire Tower Hill community under and around the Alumni House tent, where alumni classes also gathered to reconnect in anticipation of the Alumni Reunion reception later that evening. The Green Keys were also on hand to provide school tours in the afternoon.
The well-attended Reunion Cocktail Reception at Hayward House covered classes ending in 3 and 8, with the class of 1968 celebrating their 50th reunion year. We also welcomed back former faculty and alumni who had previously celebrated their 50th reunion.
The Hillers dominated Saturday’s sporting events, including field hockey, soccer and football, with good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit.
All in all, Homecoming 2018 was a memorable and fun-filled weekend to kick-off the 100th year of school at Tower Hill!