Pelicans returned home to the Island June 15–17, for Reunion 2018 — a weekend full of gatherings, celebrations, learning, and enjoyment for all. Attendees included Loomis Chaffee class years ending in 3 and 8, as well as alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago, and their families.
Alumni News Archive
Loomis Chaffee's Class of 2018 received diplomas at the 102nd Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 27. Senior Sam Goldfarb was student speaker, and Chairman of the Loomis Chaffee Board of Trustees Christopher K. Norton '76 was Commencement speaker.
Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the 2018 All-School Awards convocation on May 22, and the Student Council announced the selection of Adnan Rubai as Teacher of the Year.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed representatives of the five Hartford area WALKS Foundation independent schools for the 56th Annual Constitutional Essay Contest awards dinner on April 24.
The Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery presented Unsettled Nostalgia," an exhibit by Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez, from April 24 through May 30, 2018. Mr. Hafez was the first convocation speaker on the 2017-18 school theme of "Globalization."
Kenyan conservationist and activist Paula Kahumbu, CEO of Wildlife Direct which is dedicated to the protection of elephants and other African wildlife, spoke at an all-school convocation on Monday, kicking off this year's Earth Week programming.
In her senior year as a member of the girls swimming and diving team at Loomis, Madison Perry '17 dominated the one-meter dive. A year later she is dominating once again, this time in the Ivy League at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mohsin Hamid, author of the acclaimed novel Exit West, this year's all-school read at Loomis Chaffee, spoke about his life and writing and shared his perspective on globalization during a convocation and visit to campus on March 27, 2018.
Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, Loomis students traveled to the Galapagos Islands during March Break to take part in an environmental project and explore the remote volcanic archipelago.
A Cappelican emeritus Lily Liu '17 returned to the Island for a concert with the Stanford University Harmonics a cappella ensemble on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Hubbard Performance Hall.