A special group from the Class of 2015 gathered for dinner in Hajjar Auditorium in mid-April, along with their families and D-E teachers and staff, to celebrate their “sentences” as “D-E Lifers.”
Lifers are those students who have been enrolled in all three divisions at D-E — Lower, Middle, and Upper. This year’s set of 36 Lifers is one of the biggest such groups ever, with many of them having spent nearly 15 years at the School. During the dinner, Upper School Principal Joseph Algrant read from Lower and Middle School teachers’ comments on each of the students, a very entertaining (and in some cases quite enlightening) segment of the program. Each Lifer had a turn at the podium as well, to praise one teacher or advisor who had a significant, positive, and supportive influence on him or her. A multimedia presentation showing all of the Lifers at various ages and stages rounded out the evening. In both introductory and closing remarks, the students’ families were acknowledged and thanked for the impact that they have had on the life of Dwight-Englewood over the years.
Congratulations and thank you to our Class of 2015 Lifers!