After spending most of the year apart or behind masks, the Class of 2021 parents met in person on Sunday, June 6, for the traditional Senior Parent Reception. The reception was held under a tent on the West Campus fields and was both a welcome opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2021 and to be together on campus.
Fellow senior parents Laurel Mullen and Mike Frisoli gave short wrap-ups of the Guild of St. Irene and the Men’s Association activities for the year and presented Headmaster Burke with checks to show how much each group raised for St. Sebastian’s this year. Despite the pandemic, the Guild and Men’s Association worked their magic and successfully rallied the parent community to come together for a virtual auction and an in-person Golf Tournament to raise funds for financial aid.
Headmaster Burke spoke to the group about the unique leadership role their boys played in setting examples for all the underclassmen during this unusual school year. He gave a heartfelt and emotional description of why he writes a letter to each senior upon graduation and how important it is for them to know they left an imprint and will always be a part of the School. He also thanked the parents for their extraordinary support of both the Annual Fund and the Class of 2021 Brotherhood Fund which will provide financial aid to future Arrows.
We look forward to celebrating Baccalaureate and Commencement with the Class of 2021 and their families later this week!