They’re inches taller and sport an air of maturity absent from the giggling 5th graders who’d gathered this evening on the Phillips Brooks School campus. They are the faces of returning alumni, assembled to Spring Ahead, as it’s called, which celebrates the next step in their educational lives.
This was the event’s 10th anniversary, and it brought back the PBS class of 2003, who are now graduating from high school (represented in picture above), and the PBS class of 2007 who are graduating from middle school. They were cheered on by PSB’s graduating fifth graders, who probably didn’t realize they were looking at their future.
It was Coach Stan Drake (pictured left) who drew a crowd of adoring alums the minute he entered the room. Just for the record, he’s been at Phillips Brooks since its inception.
After the hugs and reunion, families moved to the PBS Amphitheater where they were treated to recollections by former teachers, taking them back to “how we looked then.”
Photos by Chris Gulker