On Wednesday, May 29, at North Ridge Country Club, the graduating Class of 2019 was celebrated by trustees, alumni, faculty and staff and officially welcomed as the newest members of the Ravenscroft Alumni Association.
During this long-standing tradition, seniors gather to enjoy the company of favorite teachers,
advisors and alumni, sign their class banner, share in laughs (along with a few tears) while watching their class slideshow and listening to remarks from Senior Class Dean Kat Belk.
Belk, describing the Class of 2019 and their series of firsts — which includes being the first class to keep their Ravenscroft email addresses, the first class to not have a Junior Mountain trip (going to Camp Seafarer instead), and the first class to celebrate and enjoy the opening of the Keim Center, among other firsts — shared many memories and pearls of wisdom with the graduates.
As her last bit of advice to the Class of 2019, Belk offered this:
Life is messy and difficult, but it is also beautiful and amazing — and sometimes all at the same time. You will likely learn much more about yourself during the tough times than the good times. Treat “life” like math: make your plans in pencil, not pen; when the world changes your plans, ask for help when you need it, and be sure to help others when they need it. Tackle life knowing that it is going to be messy and difficult sometimes and not always end up with a “nice” answer, or that there is only one way of doing things.
Alumni Council President Anna Claire Murnick Price ’03 warmly welcomed the class to the Association, saying:
We are thrilled to have you join this strong group of 4,400 Ravenscroft alumni! We span from our school’s early beginnings on Tucker Street to today’s beautiful campus on Falls of Neuse. We are actors, attorneys, moms, dads, community volunteers, doctors, bankers, teachers, farmers, government officials, realtors and entrepreneurs; and 60% of us live close to Raleigh. We are in 48 states, and there are 21 of us living internationally. And no matter where we are, or what we do, we are all proud of our green and gold. Tonight, we welcome you into the Alumni Association.
Following dinner, the seniors opened their gifts from the Alumni Council, a 2019 Ravenscroft scarf, and then proceeded through the receiving line of trustees, faculty, staff and alumni.
See photos from the event here.