More than 450 Gryphons and fans packed the Crystal gym on the final weekend of the 2018-19 school year to celebrate Upper School athletes, including 31 three-sport athletes, 27 four-year letter winners, and the Senior Athletes of the Year – Meg D. and Owen D.
Matt Akers’ 7th grade English class staged two mock trials for Of Mice and Men. On trial was George Milton for the murder of Lennie Small. The students served as the witnesses, prosecution, and the defense while Mr. Akers played the role of the judge. It was the role of the jury—all volunteer teachers--to determine if George Milton was guilty of murder or voluntary manslaughter.
On the first day of final exam week, students on both the Middle School and Upper School campuses were visited by a menagerie of barnyard animals including baby goats, pigs, bunnies, and ducks. The surprise petting zoo provided a respite from the stress of final exams and was a perfect way to mellow out on a beautiful spring day.
Members of the Crystal community including students, faculty members, parents, alumni, and our dog friends marched in Hillsborough's 10th Annual Memorial Day Parade to honor those who died for their country in military service. A student band also performed during the Community Musical Festival.