Class of 1997


We had a great weekend celebrating 25 years since our high school graduation. Starting with the art reception in the Bonsack Gallery to the Centennial Launch in Haertter Hall to the Picnic in the Quad to our party at VinoSTL, it was a terrific way to celebrate! See the slideshow of photos below.

In honor of our 25th reunion we would like to give back to Burroughs with a class gift to show our appreciation for the extraordinary educational experience we were given, and help other students access the same opportunities. 

A Burroughs education can be financially challenging and the school gave out $3.8 million in scholarships and tuition aid last year. To help lessen this burden, we would like to direct our class gift to the Alumni Reunion Scholarship. Established in 1981 by the class of 1930 in honor of their 50th reunion, the Alumni Reunion Scholarship supports one student every year at Burroughs. Our gift can help increase that support in perpetuity.

Given the 25 years since graduation in the field house (thanks STL spring weather!) we have suggested contributions in amounts of $25, $97, $250, $1,997, and $2,500.  We gently request that you consider a class gift to the Alumni Reunion Scholarship Fund in addition to what you may already contribute to the Burroughs Annual Fund. Alumni support of the Annual Fund provides essential operating support, and we do not want to erode that base of funding for Burroughs. You can donate online through our Class of 1997 Campaign below. If you prefer to send a gift by check, Donor Advised Fund or stock, make sure to make a note that the gift be directed to our 25th Reunion Gift. So far, six of our classmates have given $5,066 towards our goal of 50 gifts to the Alumni Reunion Scholarship Fund. Can 44 more classmates give to our class gift??

Hope to see many of you for the Centennial Celebration on October 7, 2023!

Your 25th reunion committee,

Ellen Nangle Borowiak                            Kylah Brown Green
Jud Dieffenbach                                        Julie Langsdorf Jacobson
Margaret Pundmann Fortner                Corey Stranghoener Reuwee

25th Reunion Photos

25th Reunion Gift

Class of 1997 Alumni Weekend ~ Schedule of Events

All events at JBS except for Saturday night.

Friday, October 7

  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm — Art Exhibit/Wine & Cheese (complimentary)
  • Bonsack Gallery featuring the work of Jan Huling '72
  • 6  pm - 9 — ALL Alumni Cocktail Party/Dinner & Centennial Launch (complimentary)   
    JBS Quad & Haertter Hall – Cocktails & food truck dinner fare; Live music

Saturday, October 8

  • 11:00 am - 1 pm — Alumni & Family Picnic (complimentary)
    JBS Quad —Includes all family members. Look for class tables. Athletic events on campus:

9:00 am Boys Middle School Football vs. Westminster Christian Academy    
9:00 am Volleyball - Varsity Girls vs. Lutheran High School    
10:00 am Field Hockey - JV Girls vs. Ladue Horton Watkins HS    
10:00 AM Volleyball - Varsity Girls vs. Seckman High School    
11:30 AM Field Hockey - Varsity Girls vs. Ladue Horton Watkins HS
1:00 PM Football - Varsity Boys vs. Westminster Christian Academy    
TBD - Cross Country - Varsity Girls & Boys 

  • 6:00 - 9:00 pm — Class of 1997 Party

Heavy appetizers and drinks at Vino STL
4701 McPherson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Questions? Contact Ellen Nangle Borowiak

Reunions affirm that the Burroughs experience lasts for a lifetime.

Celebrating 50 Years

Three 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.