Alumni News & Events
Spiritwear orders are in! If you chose to have your order shipped, please watch your mail. Orders can be picked up beginning Tuesday, February 20th, at Elgin Academy. (School is closed on 2/16-2/19) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to pick up your order next week.
The Legacy Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024. This will be an opportunity for all current and past students, families, faculty, staff members, and friends to gather on campus and share in our love for Elgin Academy.
We invite alumni who have an interest in helping to plan the event to join us for a Zoom meeting on March 5th at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) to share ideas. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link. If you are not able to attend the meeting, we also welcome you to use this form to share your ideas for the group to discuss. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Details about upcoming events and celebrations will be emailed to our EA community and posted on the alumni pages of our website when they become available. For now, mark your calendar and plan to join us in May!
Save the Date!
- Friday, May 24th - Jim Kidston’s Retirement Party
- Saturday, May 25th - Elgin Academy Legacy Celebration
There are a limited number of past EA yearbooks available. We will not be reprinting yearbooks but do have extra copies of most years. Submit a Yearbook Request Form on our website. Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis. There is no charge for yearbook orders being picked up on campus. A shipping fee of $15 per book will be charged for yearbooks that need to be mailed. All orders must be placed by Monday, May 20th, and orders for pick-up must be picked up no later than Saturday, May 25th.
Jim Kidston, EA's Director of Technology and senior faculty member, has informed us he will retire at the end of this school year. Mr. Kidston has been teaching in our Upper School for 44 years! This remarkable tenure makes him the longest serving faculty member in the school's history, just edging past his good friend Fred Fletcher. Jim's legacy is a significant and varied one.
Mr. Kidston arrived on campus in 1980 as a new math teacher with a great deal of interest in computers. He was instrumental in growing both the Academy's physical computer network and its curriculum offerings in computer science...
Thanks to Sue Lloyd ('66) for sharing this great Blast from the Past of Prom King Bob Bowen ('66) and Jamie Edlin ('66) from the 1966 Elgin Academy Prom. That year the prom was held at Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne.
From the Elgin Academy archives, meet the very first Hilltopper Golf Team from 1930. Don't they look amazing! 93 years later, EA Golf is still going strong. The 2023 season will start soon! Go Hilltoppers!
Old School Hilltoppers of the Week: 1935-36 Boys Basketball. Not only did they go 21-1, but it seems they also helped save a woman stuck in a blizzard and beat a college team on the same trip!
Looking to connect with old classmates? We are here to help!
EA Alums are encouraged to reach out to their class and schedule a reunion. Whether virtual or in-person, EA can provide support. Contact our alumni office for class contact information, lists for local restaurants and hotels, and alumni swag for your event. We are also happy to provide campus visits when you are in town. Let us know your plans by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to EA Alum Nikhil Narang, MD ('02) who gave a presentation today with his colleague Jaafer Golzar, MD at the Museum of Science and Industry Junior Science Cafe talking to kids about they fix hearts!