To the Class of 2020
This wasn’t how it was supposed to end. What are you going to remember from these last few years—how do you reflect on the good intertwined with difficulty?
Dr. Hershey’s exploding balloon.
Dodgeball at Fall Retreat.
Trips to Israel.
Eddie VanZandt wearing a flag around his shoulders.
Worshipping at Refuge.
Haley Turner’s epic random theme performances.
Meric Pope, the expense report guy.
Dr. Brand in Roman gear.
Equality. Compassion. Order and Chaos. Progress.
The war paint, cheers and muscle aches during the Great Race.
Running into friends in the library, that incessantly loud library.
The dance parties and shared dinners.
Crunching numbers for CapSim.
The time that the “Theological-Political Problem” game happened… and the time that it didn’t.
Finding your spot in the faculty wing.
The hard work applying for internships.
Waiting for Godot. Top Girls. Thurber Carnival. Floyd Collins. The 26th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. And more.
Women’s Volleyball championship and Men’s Soccer trip to Nationals.
Debating which major or professor is the best.
The EST magazine (or just, EST.).
Long car rides to and from debate tournaments.
The labor and the tears and the struggle unseen.
Early mornings, late nights.
Wandering the city, riding the subway home.
It’s been quite a journey, and we hope you know the esteem we have for you, your spirit, thoughtfulness, and courage. We also hope this site provides a venue where the whole community—friends, alumni, family—can lift you up and say, “Well done.”
Your Faculty and Staff
In loving memory of Leah Arrasmith, who entered the King’s community with the Class of 2020.