Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2018 was a big success with hundreds of alumni, students and families visiting campus Sept. 14-15.
FallFest kicked off the weekend on Friday afternoon. Country Day students enjoyed games, inflatables, the dunk tank, sweet treats, face painting and more. A big thank you to The Parents' Association, which hosts FallFest, the largest community event of the year. All proceeds directly support CCDS students, teachers and staff.
About 100 people attended the Alumni Reception at the Tennis Complex, where alumni from all years reminisced with classmates, teachers, former teachers and past parents. Thanks to the CCDS Alumni Association for providing complimentary appetizers and drinks.
Football pre-game festivities began with a pep rally, followed by tailgating and delivery of the game ball via helicopter. John Zimmerman '98, accompanied by his father, Jim Zimmerman, flew Greg Vollmer '00 and his children, Jock '31 and Gracie '33, who delivered the game balls. Vollmer and his wife, Christina '00 won the opportunity at the CountryDate auction. Supported by fans and cheerleaders, our mighty football team held on to its perfect record, defeating Lockland High School, 20-9. Congratulations!
Saturday's Alumni Breakfast drew 80 people, the largest crowd ever. This year's Chieftain Award was presented to Edmund W. (Ted) Jones '53. He was also inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Thanks to the CCDS Alumni Association for providing the complimentary breakfast. Watch the program at https://youtu.be/SZEurBI0adE?t=24
Upper School history teacher Merle Black and moderator Nat Tracey-Miller, CCDS archivist and librarian, kicked off CCDSpeaks, a new speaker series to bring interesting and informative speakers to campus. More than 40 people attended Black's talk, "Reflections on Thirty Years at Country Day." The inaugural event was livestreamed on Facebook and has had nearly 700 views. Watch the program at https://youtu.be/x-T_BDLIGaE
Reunions were held for class years ending in 3 and 8. Among the milestone reunion celebrations: Class of '53 (65 years); Class of '58 (60 years); and Class of '68 (50 years). The classes of 2003 and 2008 will hold reunions during Thanksgiving weekend.