Calvert welcomed alumni back to campus for the 2023 Reunion Weekend on May 12 and 13. This year, we celebrated classes ending in "3" and "8."
The festivities began with the Head Master’s Luncheon on Friday afternoon. Alumni celebrating reunions of 50 years or more along with Hillyer Society and Signature Society members gathered at 2 Oak Place to reminisce and learn about Calvert today. The luncheon included a performance by members of the Middle School String Ensemble and the presentation of state reports by Tenth Age students Austin P. ’27 and Juliet B. ’27. Alumni were then offered tours of the campus.
Later on Friday afternoon, alumni gathered in the Luetkemeyer Athletic Center for a squash round robin. Thank you to all of the players, and a special congratulations to finalists Ben Hearn ’07 and Blake Otenasek ’17.
The rain on Saturday did not deter the Class of 1973 from touring the campus with Middle School Head Matt Buck ’87, Alumni Board member Farrell Gregory ’18, and Director of Development Sarah Walton. For some, this was their first time seeing the Francis J. Carey, Jr. ’38 Middle School.
The celebration continued with the All-Alumni Cocktail Party and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to former Calvert Trustee Josh Perry ’96 in recognition of his extraordinary service to Calvert and the greater community. While presenting the award, Alumni Board President Charlie Albert ’72 shared a special message from Josh’s classmate and friend Reuel Belt ’96.
“From his charitable work in the community as a trustee to his accomplishments as a sought-after strategic advisor in the investment and finance industry, Josh exudes a character of excellence and humility,” Belt said. “Tonight's well-deserved honor demonstrates Josh's discipline to remain true to himself, and it recognizes the principles instilled in him during his youth. Josh has consistently represented what it means to be a Silhouette Child.”
Classes ending in “3” and “8” celebrated reunions this year. Several alumni from these reunion classes traveled home to visit with their classmates and gathered for a celebratory dinner in 2 Oak Place. Graduates from the class of 1973 commemorated their milestone 50th reunion at the home of Tom and Kingsley Mooney ’73, which was also the exact location of their graduation party 50 years ago this spring.
Thank you to those who hosted, served on reunion committees, and rallied classmates as Class Captains. We look forward to celebrating classes ending in “4” and “9” next year!