In the absence of an in-person Homecoming last year, we introduced the Virtual Dunk Tank to help fundraise for student clubs and activities. It was enormously successful and our generous students, parents, faculty, and alumni came together and donated $2,400, which more than doubled our original goal!
Elgin Academy’s 2nd Annual "VDT" will be on the morning of Friday, September 24th. The entire school will gather on the quad to watch Foxman dump Gatorade on our athletic directors, color splash and throw a pie in the face of our administrators and soak the Head of School with water balloons. Plus we have added a special twist! The number of water balloons will depend on the number of donations. Each donation will equal a balloon. That means 100 donations equals 100 balloons! Oh, and of course we will video the whole event and post it for all to view!
Our Goal This Year is $3,000! Join the fun and please support our student clubs and activities. Donate today and help unlock the challenges below! Hurry, the Virtual Dunk Tank closes at 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, September 23th!
In case you missed it, here is the video from the Homecoming 2020 Virtual Dunk Tank!
The Middle and Upper School students and faculty of Elgin Academy gathered on the quad in front of the Memorial Garden in two separate ceremonies to commemorate and remember the attacks that occurred 20 years before. Seth Hanford, Elgin Academy's Head of School, opened each ceremony by telling those who had gathered why they had chosen the location in front of the memorial garden dedicated to Andrew King, a 1977 Elgin Academy alum, who perished in the World Trade Center. His comments reflected on memories of Andrew and on what September 11th, 2001 and all the days that have followed should remind us. He suggested that on such a day of remembrance, we reflect on the individual and collective responsibility all of us share to create the world we want to live in.
During the ceremony, three members of the Elgin Academy faculty, Dan Raffety, Elizabeth Cooper-Mullin and Chris Roettger spoke about their experiences and memories on that day and three Elgin Academy students Jack Guyett, Brianna Suchyta, and Olivia Welsh read passages and poems. Videos of the ceremonies are posted below.
A little rain couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the Upper School students during their 21/22 Activities Fair last Friday. The many Upper School clubs were represented for new and returning students to check out. Thanks to all the students and faculty/staff who quickly moved this outdoor event indoors when the rain started to fall.