On March 6, our community will come together for 24 hours of giving to celebrate and support the people, opportunities, and events that cultivate connections for students inside and outside the classroom. Thanks to our generous challenger, Claire Hughes Johnson ’90 P ’24 ’27, when 1,000 people donate on Giving Day this year, we’ll unlock $100K for the Milton Fund! Save the date and learn more at https://give.milton.edu/giving-day-2024.
Earlier this month, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Milton’s Girl’s Ice Hockey program. The weekend kicked off with a Friday night match vs. BB&N, and many alumnae and family members were there to cheer on the Mustangs. Then, on Saturday, our alumnae laced up their skates to participate in an alumnae and current players scrimmage. The weekend also included a family skate and alumnae reception. Thank you to all of our Girls’ Ice Hockey alumnae who joined us to celebrate this wonderful program and milestone. To view and share photos, videos, and memories from the weekend, click here.
Tony Dior Gaenslen ’59 entered Milton Academy as a self-described “shy” and “nerdy” kid, the Texas-born son of a politically conservative family. He was so enamored of Robert E. Lee that he wrote his senior history paper describing him as the greatest general of the Civil War and a man of unimpeachable character… But after a profound transformation during his senior year at Milton, Gaenslen has spent his life as a passionate advocate for civil rights. Read more.
Head of School Dr. Alixe Callen announced that Upper School principal Dr. Monica Benton Palmer has accepted a new role for the coming 2024-25 Academic Year. Effective July 1, Dr. Palmer will join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in her new role as Director of Special Philanthropic and Strategic Gifts. This transition leverages Dr. Palmer’s expertise in independent school leadership, her experience as a fundraiser, and her deep pride in Milton and its community. Dr. Palmer will remain as the US principal through June 30 and the school is already moving quickly to launch a national search to identify Dr. Palmer’s successor with the goal of having the new Upper School principal in place by July 1, 2024, well before the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. Read more.
On February 2, the Milton Academy Music Department hosted the Margaret (Peggy) Filoon Robertson ’56 Concert in the Apthorp Chapel. This year’s concert featured a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary and showcased student-led instrumental groups, soloists, and a chorus of Milton Academy students, faculty, staff, and friends. It was an evening of beautiful and inspiring performances. Read more and watch the recording
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