Reunion 2012 and a Farewell to Tom Swope

This past weekend, Athenian was alive with community members from the past and present.

Reunion kicked off the weekend on Saturday with cocktails at the Niles’ house and dinner on the East Lawn.  The classes of 2002 and 1987 had a good showing in honor of their 10 and 25 year reunions respectively.  Many former faculty members attended, including Munzir Afifi, Mike McGarry, Ed Willy, and former Head of School Eleanor Dase, among others.

While many came to reunion, there is no surprise that nearly double that number came to bid Tom Swope farewell after 42 years at The Athenian School.  Tom has been an integral part of this campus and is the last connection to Athenian’s founder Dyke Brown.  Tom completed his last year at the school and will be moving off campus to live closer to his family in Oakland.  While Athenian will sorely miss Tom’s (and Teddy’s!) daily presence on campus, you can look for him on Telegraph with the other bearded, tie-dye wearing men this summer.

Stephen, Phoebe and Lisa sang a version of Paul Simon’s Kodachrome.  Here is a video of their song–we apologize for the wind interference!