A Joyful, Sunny Reunion and Family Day

Thank you to the hundreds of alumni and families who gathered on Roxbury Latin’s campus over the weekend to celebrate Reunion and Spring Family Day. Festivities began on Friday, May 5, with an alumni luncheon and Class I panel, followed by a Hall honoring former trustee Bill Collatos ’72, and celebrating his generous gift: naming the William E. Chauncey Director of Admission Chair, after his former teacher and baseball coach, and RL’s longtime and beloved admission director.

In Hall, Headmaster Kerry Brennan addressed the alumni, faculty, and students gathered: “Bill Collatos, Class of 1972 and a trustee of the school for nearly 30 years, acknowledges the impact Roxbury Latin had on the man he became by honoring a teacher and coach who was instrumental in his development, in order that subsequent teacher coaches—and, in this case, directors of admission—might have a similar impact on students yet to come. What a marvelous instrument for signaling a regard for the circle of life that is schools: one cohort paving the way for the next, teachers inspiring and shaping the next generation to be good and to do good.”

After Hall, friends and members of the Collatos and Chauncey families gathered in the Kelsey Faculty Room for coffee, dessert, and other refreshments. The evening concluded with the 25th Reunion Family BBQ, celebrating members of the Class of 1998.

On Saturday morning, alumni from across decades returned to the RL playing fields for an alumni softball game and alumni tennis matches (which included members of RL’s current tennis teams, as well). Alumni, students, families, and faculty flocked to enjoy a BBQ lunch under the arches of the IAF and cheered on members of our Varsity Baseball, Lacrosse, and Tennis teams as they swept victories in contests through the afternoon. Varsity Lacrosse beat Rivers (14-13); Varsity Baseball defeated Brooks (3-1); and Varsity Tennis was victorious over Brooks, as well (7-0). Off campus, RL’s Track and Field team won three of four match-ups to Milton Academy, BB&N, and Lawrence Academy, falling short only to Belmont Hill in the day’s meet.

Finally, on Saturday evening, in the Gordon Fieldhouse, nearly 300 guests celebrated a Reunion which honored, in particular, classes ending in 3 and 8. There guests enjoyed good food, drink, and fellowship into the evening.

View a gallery of photos from Spring Family Day.

View a gallery of photos from Reunion Weekend.