Tigers Young and Old Return for Reunion Weekend
More than 550 Tigers gathered at Woodberry Forest last weekend for the annual Reunion Weekend. Attendees represented classes ranging from 1948 (three alumni — Joe Fiveash, Jack Gwaltney, and Wilbur Hazlegrove — were celebrating their 75th Reunion!) to 2018.
Members of the Class of 1973 enjoyed a special weekend of events, including a panel discussion with current students and a class photo and dinner on Friday night. The class also presented its Fiftieth Reunion gift to the school, establishing The Class of 1973 Scholarship Fund in memory of deceased classmates.
After class gatherings around campus on Friday evening, a sunny Saturday was briefly interrupted by a strong thunderstorm. Early in the day, alumni attended classes, and gathered in St. Andrew’s Chapel to remember classmates who have died. After lunch, many enjoyed the Reunion Assembly, which featured remarks from Headmaster Byron Hulsey ’86, before sampling food and drink at an alumni products showcase. The event also gave alumni a chance to visit with retiring legends Paul Huber ’68, Jim Reid, and Lee Robinson. Before and after Saturday’s rain, alumni enjoyed five stand, golf, and a JV lacrosse victory; others attended a presentation by Richard Barnhardt ’66 about school history.
On Saturday night the entire Reunion gathering assembled at the tent under the Barbee Center. The beautiful evening featured signature cocktails, as a delicious dinner, and the chance for alumni to visit with each other as well as current and retired members of the faculty.
Graduates of classes ending in 4 or 9, save the date for your Reunion Weekend on April 19-21, 2024!