Class of 1971
Circle Drive Tree Fund
It was so wonderful to see many classmates during JBS Alumni Weekend this fall, September 30 - October 2. It was a memorable weekend looking back at 50 years, and seeing alums from different classes and decades. I look forward to next fall when we can officially celebrate our milestone reunion together!
Besides gathering together, a tradition for 50th reunion classes at JBS is for the class to agree upon a gift to the school as a thank you for the education we received and from which we have benefitted for 50 years.
Thank you to the 51 classmates who already contributed to our class gift to Burroughs. Three gingko trees and liriope were planted in the Price Road circle entrance. Irrigation and electricity was installed and the trees are beautifully lit up at night. It is a warm welcome and consistent with the rest of the landscaping around campus. This entrance remains very significant as it is where Burroughs welcomes guests to meet with the head of school and all applicants for admission. The intent is to soften the entrance without blocking the view of the main building from Price Road, it has been landscaped perfectly. A temporary plaque was installed acknowledging our collective generosity. A permanent plaque will be installed in the coming months. This sustainable gift to honor our time at Burroughs together.
Reunions affirm that the Burroughs experience lasts for a lifetime.
Celebrating 50 Years
Two years ago, the Class of 1969 gave a 50th reunion gift of next generation trees to Graduation Grove. They anticipated raising $20,000 and ended up raising $36,000 from classmates towards the $60,000 project. You can see photos of the newly planted Graduation Grove where the Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation on June 6.