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Hilltop Happenings

Legends Weekend and Homecoming on the Hilltop
Kristina Miller

                                        

Legends Weekend

On October 2-3, Salisbury welcomed alumni, parents, friends, and families to the Hilltop for a legendary Homecoming weekend. The fun kicked-off with alumni from the classes of 1954, 1965, 1966, and 1970 returning to Salisbury for Legends Weekend—an annual reunion for classes celebrating 50+ as alumni. The day offered an inside look into what life as a Knight is like today, starting with an all-school meeting on the Quad. From there, our Legends connected with School President Will DeLaGarza ’22, School Vice President Oliver Frontini ’22, Robert Castro Terrio ’22, and Evan Philipps ’22 to hear about clubs, campus activities, arts and athletics, and everyday life on the Hilltop. Rev. Dr. Kirk Hall ’90 then welcomed Legends for a beautiful service of remembrance for the members of the Salisbury community we have lost over the last two years. It was a beautiful, yet bittersweet moment, that concluded with the Legends singing the Sarum Hymn together.

The day continued with a Legend Luncheon where alumni heard from Acting Head of School Bobby Wynne P’19, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement Peter Gilbert P’18, ’20, and Dean of Academic Life Sarah Mulrooney, on the state of Salisbury. With the sun shining down on the Hilltop, alumni then enjoyed a tour around campus to see the sights, old and new.

Legends were joined by parents and fellow alumni in the afternoon as we gathered to cheer on the Crimson Knights on their Homecoming feats. With opponents from Hotchkiss, Avon Old Farms, and Brunswick, the Salisbury fan section was ready and came out in full force with all the face paint, balloons, and Sarum you could imagine. Before the football game began, Salisbury had the special honor of bestowing the Sarum Knight Trophy to members of the class of 1973 for their victory in the 2021 Sarum Challenge—an annual class vs. class battle for participation in The Salisbury Fund. Special tents were provided for both the Class of 1973 and the Class of 1992 for their incredible participation and support. Topped off with delicious tailgate-themed snacks and Salisbury swag for all, it was a great night to be a Knight!