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St. Luke's Homecoming 2022

Stefanie Veneruso, Assistant Director of College Counseling
View and download all the photos from Homecoming & Reunion Weekend here.

School spirit was on full display at the 2022 St. Luke’s Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, which took place on Oct. 14-15. Throughout the weekend, alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff gathered on the Hilltop to cheer, bond, celebrate, and reminisce. All St. Luke’s alumni were warmly welcomed back to campus by the Student Alumni Committee, with special fanfare for the classes that were celebrating five-year reunions (graduating classes ending in 2s and 7s) or a Milestone Reunion, which included the Class of 1972 (50th), 1997 (25th), 2012 (10th), and 2017 (5th).

Head of School Mary Halpin Carter, Andrea Whitcomb '83, Barbara Whitcomb, Upper School Health and Wellness Coordinator Camille DeMarco-Havens, Katherine Godfrey '92, and Middle School Math Teacher Brinley Ehlers at the Richard M. Whitcomb Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

On Friday evening, the weekend’s homecoming festivities kicked off with the Richard M. Whitcomb Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The St. Luke's Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to “honor the athletes, teams, coaches, and supporters who went above and beyond in bringing recognition, honor, and distinction to the school through their outstanding achievements in the field of athletics.” Last year, when Headmaster Emeritus Dick Whitcomb passed away at the age of 85, St. Luke’s renamed the Hall of Fame in Dick’s memory, honoring his far-reaching and multi-faceted legacy on the Hilltop. This year’s inductees were Leigh Harter '50, Amy Towne '06, and the 2012 Varsity Football Team. Leigh Harter '50, the committee’s veteran choice, was a standout, multi-sport athlete who played football, basketball, hockey, and baseball during his time at St. Luke’s and joined the Air Force after graduating from college; Amy Towne '06 was a four-year, three-sport varsity athlete, earning 12 varsity letters in soccer, basketball, and softball; the 2012 Varsity Football Team was NEPSAC Champions and held a nearly perfect record that year. Both Dick’s wife Barbara and daughter Andy '83 (a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee) were in attendance, along with alumni, parents, and Hall of Fame committee members, and former inductees. 

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Middle School students admiring the winning tower

The annual Middle School Mystery Box Challenge, led by MS Science Department Chair Susan Bralower, started off Saturday with high energy. Each year, teams of Middle School students participate in this design-thinking challenge. Congratulations to this year’s winners, Ethan Lanier '27 and Theo Jones '27, who built a straw tower measuring 71.5 inches.

Throughout the day, student and parent groups raised money and awareness for their causes, Student Ambassadors led tours of St. Luke’s, and guests enjoyed lunch at the Food Truck Festival, which featured Cheezy Duz It, Bella Sera, Crazy Taco Mex, and Kinwich Truck. 
Head of School Mary Halpin Carter had lunch with several members of the Alumni Leadership Society, who reminisced about their time on the Hilltop and shared why they enjoy staying connected to the school. St. Luke’s hosted six athletic events, including the annual Fun Run and five varsity games, which resulted in four wins for the school. Guests were treated to a demonstration in the designLab, where each participant made their own keepsake box to take home. 
We paused during the day for a memorial service to read aloud the names of those members of our community who passed away in the last year. Trustees and Senior Gift parent co-chairs and parents of the Class of 2022 gathered to dedicate a new space on campus: the Class of 2022 Community Room (located in the former Art House).

Darren Seely '92, Emil Bucci, and Karen McKeever Stamoulis '89 at the All-Class Reunion

The day culminated with the All-Class Reunion, where alumni from nearly every decade gathered to reconnect with one another and their former teachers. Afterward, our Milestone Reunion classes (5th, 10th, 25th, and 50+) celebrated their reunions in private spaces across St. Luke’s campus.  
Join us next October when we do it all again. Reunion classes that end in 3s and 8s — we can’t wait to celebrate you!

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St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.