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Alumni Welcome Reception
Date: 06/14/2017

Alumni WelcomeOn Thursday, June 1, 2017, the entire graduating class of 2017 gathered with their families and Cardigan’s faculty and staff in the Cardigan Commons to celebrate their soon-to-be alumni status. 

Gallery: See photos from the Alumni Welcome Reception

After having a chance to mingle and share in some tasty hors d’oeuvres, families were treated to a presentation, given by Director of Alumni Programs Jeremiah “Jer” Shipman ’00, detailing the history of the Alumni Tie, which would be handed out the next morning prior to Commencement. As per tradition, the first alumni tie was then awarded to this year’s school leader, Aidan Philie ’17. The tie was presented to him by his brother, and former school leader, Austin ’16.

The Gilbert Family Service Award was next to be presented. Established in 2013, this award is given annually to recognize members of our community whose service to the School has been exceptional. Recipients of this award fully understand the importance of community and are recognized by their extended Cardigan family as models of leadership through exemplary service. This year, the awards were given to Phyllis Powers and Edward “Ned” Philie P’06,’10,’16,’17, and also to Hyungsik Yoon and Saecbyul Kim P’17. Cardigan is so appreciative of the time and commitment these two families have provided the School.

To conclude the evening, Cardigan’s 2017 Assistant School Leader Oliver Cookson ’17 addressed his fellow classmates and wished them well in the coming year as he shared memories and advice for his friends. Attention was then directed to the projector screen, where a tribute slideshow for the Class of 2017, complete with toddler photos and footage from sixth-grade performances brought tears and laughter from the audience.
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