Hundreds of alumni from the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys (ESB), and Dwight-Englewood School gathered together in mid-October for a fantastic Reunion 2023 weekend. Thanks to both scheduled and impromptu events, which were held on the D-E campus, at beloved local ‘watering holes’, and in the homes of gracious alumni hosts, by many accounts this year’s Reunion was one of the best ever! This year’s event featured special milestone celebrations for class years ending in 3 and 8.
Spirits remained high throughout the entire weekend despite soggy and sometimes stormy weather, with many alumni visiting the School for the first time in decades. With a subtheme of “50 Years of Dwight-Englewood and 135 Years of Educational Excellence,” Reunion 2023 festivities of note included the annual Alumni Award Ceremony honoring new recipients of the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and new inductees into the D-E Athletic Hall of Fame. While alumni were on-campus they enjoyed tours led by enthusiastic Upper School students, with many equally enthusiastic reactions to newer buildings including the architectural award-winning Middle School. The weekend also included a special dinner in Hajjar STEM Center for Dwight and ESB classes of 1973 celebrating their 50th Reunion. A Room Dedication Ceremony and classroom ribbon-cutting events were held for three beloved members of the faculty: Betsey Carson, Carole DeVito, and Doris Tannenbaum. On-campus events were capstoned by a tightly-packed, but cheerfully buzzing Alumni Reception in the Wharton Lessin Dining Hall, during which the classes that were celebrating ‘milestone’ years were able to have group photos taken.
See below for more Reunion 2023 event details, and be sure to “Save the Date” for Reunion 2024, scheduled for October 18-20, 2024!