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march 2012

Alumni Weekend May 11, 12, and 13, 2012 George School Welcomes the Entire Community to Celebrate Alumni Weekend

Award Recipients On Saturday morning, we will honor three individuals for their outstanding accomplishments and service in their professional, personal, or civic life. Their achievements inspire other George School students and alumni and bring honor to our school. This year’s award recipients are:

This is a particularly special year for the Class of 1962, marking their fiftieth reunion, and the Class of 1987, celebrating their twenty-fifth reunion. If your class year ended in a two or a seven, you are celebrating a five-year milestone and your classmates have plans in place for a fun-filled reunion weekend for you. Whether you are coming by yourself or with friends and family, please let us know so that our faculty, student volunteers, and reunion team are ready to show you a great time. You can register online at georgeschool.org/alumniweekend. Friday’s schedule features a special master class hosted by George School’s Religion Department followed by a rededication of our meetinghouse in celebration of its 200th anniversary. Friday evening you can attend a dinner honoring Robert Geissinger (reservations required), one of the four legendary coaches who will be commemorated as we dedicate our new Cougar Track and Cougar Field in their honor. Morning highlights on Saturday, May 12 include an alumni-faculty breakfast, memorial meeting for worship, master classes, and the All-Alumni gathering. Lunch and reunion photos are followed by alumni-student athletic games, a Cougar Tailgate party, and the dedication of Cougar Track and Cougar Field. On Sunday, community members are invited to attend meeting for worship and celebrate Mother’s Day on campus at a special brunch. All in all, it’s not only a weekend to reconnect with George School but a day to renew old friendships and undoubtedly forge new ones.

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Anne Culp Storch ’67, former George School director of development, will receive the 2012 Alumni Award for her commitment to the financial sustainability of educational institutions and for her volunteer efforts with three Quaker organizations, George School, Mercer Street Friends, and Chandler Hall. Her professional success has earned her national attention in the advancement and development field. Ernie Wong ’77, an internationally acclaimed awardwinning landscape architect, will receive the 2012 Alumni Award for his outstanding creative vision and design contributions to his city of Chicago and for his devotion to community as exemplified by his leadership of the Chinese American Service League. Leon Bass, an educator, a parent of two George School graduates, and former George School teacher, will receive the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his long career as an educator. Sharing lessons learned as an African American soldier in World War II and his experiences at the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald shortly after its liberation, Leon encourages students to use their education and the power of love to stand up for what they believe is right.

Georgian, March 2012  

The Georgian is the official publication of George School.