The best place to be on the second Saturday in October this year is the historic John de la Howe School!
Alumni from across the United States will be on campus Saturday, Oct. 13, for the Alumni Homecoming, a biennial event that brings the school’s alumni and friends together for a celebration of memories and success.
This year’s program gets under way with registration at 9 a.m. in the L.S. Brice School and continues with opportunities for alumni to visit the Dairy Barn, McKissick Chapel and Huguenot Cottage.
Dr. Tony Warren, De La Howe alumnus and historian, will give tours of the Lethe site where Dr. de la Howe made his home and where the first site of the school was located.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cafeteria and will be followed there by a business meeting during which Dr. Sharon Wall, interim President of De La Howe, will discuss plans for the future School for Agriculture.
The Office of Public Relations and Marketing is asking alumni to share your stories while you’re on campus. A videographer will be on hand to film short videos of alumni who want to tell about their days at De La Howe and their memories of the school. This is important archival information for the school to have as we move forward. And, you’ll have a chance to star in your own film!
A group photograph will be taken. The $10 fee will cover the printing of the photo and mailing to your home.
This is an exciting period in the history of the John de la Howe School. As many of you know, the school is working to become a residential School for Agriculture for high school students. This will be the first school of its kind in the nation!
Come and share your stories, visit with friends and discover what’s in store for De La Howe!
For information, call Karen Petit, Office of Public Relations and Marketing, 864-391-0424.
The countdown is on!