From June 9 to 11, Blair Academy welcomed hundreds of alumni back to campus for Alumni Weekend. The much-anticipated annual event was a fun-filled trip down memory lane and a wonderful opportunity for alumni and their families to see everything that's new at "dear, old Blair."
Among the weekend's many highlights were several unique events celebrating the life and times of Blair Academy founder John I. Blair; hard-hat tours of the Center for Innovation and Collaboration; a "Tell Your Blair Story" Leadership Stories Project workshop led by Carolyn Conforti-Browse '79; and the induction of the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 honoring Robert M. Novogratz '55, Michael J. Lieberman '71, Laura Cochran Morris '75, Tamara Parrott '97 and Luol Deng '03. To watch the ceremony in full, please click "play" below. To watch the remarks delivered about individual athletes, click on their names above.
Of course, the weekend included the traditional memorial service, Alumni Parade and Head of School Assembly, family picnic luncheon and 5K run. In addition, returning alums had many opportunities to relax and reconnect at Friday night class parties, Old Guard gatherings and the Saturday evening cocktail party, dinner and dancing to The Good Times Band.
"We put together a fun weekend that brought out everyone's Blair spirit, and we enjoyed welcoming our alums and their families back to our beautiful campus," said Director of Alumni Relations Jenny Maine, who organized her 16th Alumni Weekend this year. "As John I. Blair promised on our invitation, it was 'epic!'"