Ravenscroft hosted its 150th Anniversary Celebration Homecoming game in spectacular fashion on Oct. 5, as the pre-game festivities featured a barbecue, bagpipe players, a giant American flag, skydivers, and a victory for the home team.
Over 800 students, alumni, and family members gathered on the Campus Green to enjoy a barbecue dinner before the pre-game celebration began in the stadium.
A duo of bagpipe players from Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums led the pre-game processional which included several inductees from Ravenscroft’s Alumni Sports Hall of Fame, members of the Upper School Key Club, and school community members who have a military or public service background.
The group unfurled a 30x40 American flag as Stephanie Wiehe '15 played Call to Color on the trumpet and a capella recording artist John Bower '03 sang the national anthem.
A team of four skydivers then delivered the game ball, the American flag, and Ravenscroft’s 150th Anniversary flag. North Carolina State Sen. Neal Hunt, a Ravenscroft alumnus, was on hand to accept the American flag alongside Head of School Doreen Kelly and Varsity Football Head Coach Ned Gonet.
As fans cheered the game’s start in a shower of confetti, Ravenscroft Crawford Sloan '15 returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown – a perfect beginning to what would be an eventual 42-0 Ravenscroft victory oversvisiting Wake Christian.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, nearly 200 alumni from gathered at Carolina Country Club for an Alumni Celebration. Alumni from Tucker Street through the Class of 2008 reconnected with friends and enjoyed great food and a live 11-piece band. Everyone especially enjoyed the continuous slideshow of class collages, yearbook photos and clips from football games in the '70s.
Photos from the Alumni Celebration.
Slideshow, featuring collages and yearbook pictures through the years.