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Brooks chosen by seniors as luncheon speaker, annual event hosted by Alumni Board and A&D
Rita Mitchell


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Members of the Class of 2023 were guests at the annual Senior Luncheon on May 18 in the Alumni Center. The event, hosted by the Office of Alumni and Development and Alumni Association, was attended by several members of the Alumni Board, Head of School Ken Cheeseman, leadership team members and advisors to the senior class.  

Alumni Board President Hudson Byrd ’05 and Director of Alumni and Development Leigh Adams welcomed guests and introduced members of the Alumni Board attending including Clint Hall ’98, Scout Turner '12, as well as members of the A&D staff.

Henry Brooks, Webb physics teacher, was selected by the senior class to be the guest speaker. As part of his remarks, Brooks told the seniors, “In whatever areas you have been blessed with abundance, share that with others. Most of you will someday have more money than you need. Many of you will have time that you could spare for others. Each of you is a unique and special being, who can give of himself, or herself, to those in need. So give, freely and abundantly, to others.” He added, “… if you look around and see a person who needs the gift of your presence – a listening ear, a word of counsel, a friend to laugh or cry with – don’t stop to think what you will get in return. Give.”

Also participating in the program were Turner, Alumni Board member who gave the charge and welcome into the Alumni Association and the head of school. Autumn Swanson was announced as the 2023 Class Agent. 

The A&D staff collected updated email addresses and college matriculation, and the program closed with the 2023 graduates receiving a gift from the Alumni Board. Seniors wore their college of choice shirts and hoodies for photos after the luncheon and then attended Senior Chapel.