Homecoming: What It Means and Why It Matters

Homecoming: What It Means and Why It Matters
Mary McNulty

On November 23, Carroll was abuzz as alumni descended upon the Lincoln campus for the 2022 Homecoming celebration. There was a palpable sense of excitement as classmates reunited with each other. Though the festivities are held in the gym, alums enjoy time strolling around campus, soaking in the memories, fitting in some gaga action, and most importantly, visiting teachers.

Our alums are eager to share their post-Carroll stories and experiences with beloved Carroll teachers. These moments are what make Homecoming so special to our educators and staff. Each alum is a reflection of the way in which Carroll guides students, and is a living testament to Carroll's mission. Hearing about academic successes, athletic achievements, evolving interests and friendships, college choices, and everything in between is truly affirming to the work our teachers and tutors do each day.

At the Alumni Breakfast on the last day of school we tell our graduates that they are now joining the Carroll alumni family. This family is 3,500 strong and growing. We hear stories all the time about Carroll alums connecting at their high school, college, place of employment, at the gym, through a friend, etc. As is often said, “All roads lead to Carroll.” A sentiment that speaks to the strength of the bonds created here.

Tell Us Your Story! We want to hear about your Carroll Connections. Are you still in touch with your Carroll friends? Do you have an interesting story that connects you to Carroll? Have you crossed paths with other Carroll folks in your life (work, community, school, etc)? Well, we want to hear from you so we can share your story. Quirky, heartfelt, awe inspiring, interesting, or nostalgic—we can’t wait to hear from you! Please email your stories to Mary McNulty at mmcnulty@carrollschool.org.

Being a member of Carroll’s alumni family has many enriching and rewarding benefits. Our alumni have the opportunity to stay connected to a school that cares deeply about them. Our alumni have access to a growing network of fellow alumni all around the world. Our alumni find fulfillment in volunteering to share their post-Carroll experiences with parents, students, and educators in a series of Alumni Panels. And of course, our alumni deepen connections at Homecoming.

It was great to see those of you who “came home” this year. The Carroll community is strengthened by you and all our alumni. We’re evolving our Alumni Program in exciting ways. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

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