thank you REUNIONS 2020 & 2021!
It’s a wrap! We ended the school year with virtual events and a 300+ in person cocktail party. Thank you for your continued support of your alma mater! We look forward to seeing you for Alumni Weekend 2022!
MELISSA BROWN '87 | P'16, P'20, P'21
Director of Alumni Relations
ALUMNI WEEK virtual events
June 7-11, 2021
A Virtual Trip to Mongolia: Return to the Darhad with Robert M. Peck '70
Bob Peck, Senior Fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences, has escaped headhunters in the jungles of Ecuador, discovered three new species of frog in the Amazon, and helped David Attenborough and the BBC reach millions of people with award-winning films about the natural world. As a naturalist, historian, writer, and chronicler of expeditions, he has traveled widely to witness and record, among other subjects, the nomadic life of herding families on the steppes of Central Asia. Tonight we can share some of Bob’s adventures through a short (half hour) documentary film made about his seven expeditions to Mongolia and the remarkable photographs he has taken along the way. For anyone who enjoys remote travel, lively narrative, and beautiful photography, this will be an event worth sharing with your family.
A Virtual Panel Discussion with Head of School Steve Druggan & SCH Students
There is no doubt that Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is a vibrant community. From the tremendous successes in implementing the 10-year campus master plan, to our students who bring their projects and passions to fruition in the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Capstone, to our All-State team members, InterAc, and PAISAA Champions and World Champion Robotics Team; we are SCH Academy proud!
A Virtual Book Talk and Interview with Paul Hines H’03 & Eamon Javers ’90
In The Lure of the Wissahickon Inn, Paul shares the story of how the Wissahickon Inn evolved over the past 136 years. Spaces within the Inn and surrounding buildings and fields have stories to be told. Many of these stories are told by the teachers, students, staff, and parents who experienced the evolution of the Inn.
Paul Hines H’03 started teaching at CHA in 1981, retired from teaching at SCH Academy in 2019, and continues to coach varsity cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. Eamon Javers ’90 joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation’s capital and appears on CNBC’s Business Day programming.
Purchase The Lure of the Wissahickon Inn here.
Virtual Poetry Reading
Join three esteemed members of the SCH community, Eliza Griswold '91, Syd Lea '60, and Iain Haley Pollock, as they share their poems in a virtual reading. Eliza is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and poet. She is currently a contributing writer to The New Yorker and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. Much-loved former faculty member Iain Haley Pollock is the author of "Ghost Like a Place" (NAACP Image Award Nominee) and "Spit Back a Boy" (Winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize). Syd Lea was the 2020 CHA Roll of Fame award winner, poet laureate of Vermont (2011-2015), and founder of the "New England Review." These poets will inspire us with their passion, insights, and lyricism.
Alumni Weekend Highlights!