Hundreds of Ravens came out for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, held Oct. 5-6, 2018.
With something extra to celebrate — the success of the five-year, $15M Embrace Possibility campaign — the Homecoming Dinner, held on the campus green under sunny skies, was attended by approximately 400 students, faculty and staff, alumni, family and friends. Guests enjoyed lawn games, a spirit tent, a photo station with fun props, and more.
"Our main goal for the evening was to create a traditional homecoming for families to celebrate our special Ravenscroft community with elements from past and present," said Kim Mathan, RAC president, who co-chaired Homecoming with Kelly Gould '90. "Kelly and I made centerpieces for the tables from Ravenscroft pictures dating back 30+ years. Thanks to our dedicated parent volunteers and operational staff who helped us put all the pieces in place."
Fans who attended athletic events on campus enjoyed wins from the boys varsity soccer (4-0 over North Raleigh Christian) and football (21-20 over Wake Christian) teams. It was a great way to cap a week dedicated to celebrating school spirit, said Athletic Director and head football coach Ned Gonet.
"Highlights included an overtime win by the senior girls in the Powderpuff game on Wednesday, the schoolwide pep rally on Friday and sporting events throughout the afternoon," Gonet said. "The Homecoming Court was presented at halftime of the football game, and the crowd was treated to a tremendous fireworks display — as well as a last-minute blocked extra point to preserve a 21-20 victory for the football team. It was truly a very special week for the Ravenscroft community!"
Alumni had kicked off their reunion weekend earlier in the day with the annual meeting of the Alumni Association, at which Charles Winston Jr. '78 was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award and former fine arts director and assistant head of school Jill Muti was inducted into the Alumni Fine Arts Hall of Fame, and a dessert reception celebrating the opening of our first Alumni Art Exhibit. Ravens from the classes of 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2008 also enjoyed special events throughout the weekend, including the Alumni Sandbox Party for families with young children and the Ravenscroft Rendezvous, an oyster roast held at Pugh Pond that is open to all alumni, even those who are not celebrating a reunion year.
Congratulations to these students representing their classes on the Homecoming Court and to Ella Rockwell '19 and Kyler Sullivan '19, who were crowned Queen and King. Enjoy more photos from Spirit Week, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on our Flickr page.