On Tuesday, May 24, in the Olander Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center, the graduating Class of 2022 was celebrated by alumni, faculty and staff and officially welcomed as the newest members of the Ravenscroft Alumni Association.
During this long standing tradition — albeit in a new and meaningful location — seniors gather to enjoy the company of favorite teachers, advisors and alumni, sign their class banner and share in laughter and memories while watching their class slideshow and listening to remarks from the senior class dean, Allison Leaptrott.
As always, the senior dean shared some Class of 2022 facts.
“You have a record 50 lifers. You have six sets of twins which are, oddly enough, alphabetically consecutive. You may also have a record number of tardies; I did not choose to use my time to count them all. You are the last class to know the Upper School with Rhonda’s. Your class provided us with two incredible new spaces on campus, including this awesome building. You were the most competitive [class] to receive Mrs. Rudino’s Friday mask stickers. You are the first class to have a viewing party at prom, thanks to the historic match-up between UNC And Duke in the NCAA playoffs. You have the best parking skills on campus — or perhaps the most creative is a better description.”
As her last bit of advice to the Class of 2022, Leaptrott offered this:
“Spend some time reflecting this week. What do you want to remember? Share those stories with your friends and family. What or who are you thankful for over these last four years? Tell those people; I promise, it will mean a lot to them. I can say I’m thankful for each of you, for the roles you played in my life as a teacher, dean, advisor and mentor. And finally, think about how you want to move forward. What will you learn? How will you lead? How will you serve? And what do you want your legacy to be?”
Following dinner, the seniors opened their gifts from the Alumni Council, a specially designed 2022 Ravenscroft scarf and a copy of Dr. David Fajgenbaum ’03’s book, “Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action,” and then proceeded through the receiving line to hugs, handshakes and best wishes from faculty, staff and alumni.
See photos from the event here.