Wellington welcomed more than 500 distinguished guests to this year’s Grandparents and Special Friends Day, a time-honored tradition celebrating the importance of family and community members in making our school truly great.
A continental breakfast and program began the day, as visitors enjoyed getting to know each other and more about Wellington. Head of School School Robert Brisk P ‘13 ‘15 spoke about Wellington students changing the world, be it groundbreaking research in math and science or making NHL history. The 2018 Grandparents and Special Friends Day Chair George Anderson shared his own remarkable experience as a grandfather to four Wellington students in a conversation with his granddaughter Sarah Anderson ‘20.
Delivering a heartfelt address, Student Body President Elizabeth Chester said, “Sending me to Wellington is one of the greatest things my grandparents could have ever done for me. I truly believe I would not have had such a successful school experience anywhere else. The opportunities to try new things have been endless and the support from my teachers and coaches has been constant.”
After hearing and watching just a few of the highlights of life at Wellington, guests were invited into classrooms to get a closer look at a student’s typical day. The incredible hard work of faculty and students, as well as their shared joy for teaching and learning, was unmistakable for all in attendance.