I wasn’t sure how I would feel about attending my five-year reunion – would I feel old and disconnected from a place I spent the greater part of seven years? Would my classmates and I fall back into the same easy, comfortable rhythm that we enjoyed while at Lincoln after five years apart? Or would it feel like I hadn’t missed a beat, like I had been simply absent for a period of time and now had returned to reassume the days of my middle and upper school years?
My first alumnae weekend had components of all of these emotions. While not everything was exactly how we had left it five and a half years ago, the spirit of the school still stands out as the most striking and appealing component to Lincoln. I realized that although we are not a part of the student body anymore, we are certainly still connected to the school in a way that the passage of five, twenty-five, or fifty years will never tarnish.
Over the course of my weekend, I was able to reach out and talk with classmates that I had not seen or spoke to in five years. Conversation flowed as though we had spoken the week before as I learned more about what my classmates were up to at this point in their lives. I was also able to spend time with the faculty and was happy to learn how the student-teacher relationship changes after graduation into something less formal and more into friendship. I am confident that the relationships with my classmates and my teachers will remain strong until the next time we see each other, whether that be next month or in another five years.
For a school that has given me so many opportunities, I feel that it is important for me to stay connected to Lincoln in as many ways as I possibly can. I simply would not be the person I am today without this school and for that, I owe the school my steadfast support. Without Lincoln, I would also be without a great core group of friends, without a strong academic base of knowledge, and without the fabled Lincoln community in which I feel very much at home.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to alumnae weekend! I hope everyone enjoyed her time at Lincoln as much as I did. See everyone in five years (or maybe sooner)!
Corlis Gross '06, Anna Ruth Coon '06 , and Caroline Canning '06 at the Alumnae Luncheon
Christine Downs '06, Antonia Rutter '06, Anna Ruth Coon '06, and Caroline Canning '06 catch up with Lincoln faculty members Chathy DiChiaro and Colleen Sweeney at Dwight House
Nola Palombo '06, Rachael Bloom '06, Erika Lavoie '06, and Gabi Sherba '06