Composing himself in front of a crowded room would have never been a problem for Lex Long ’21.
However, with the current safety protocols in place at Christ School, there were only a few dozen people sitting in St. Joseph’s Chapel on Thursday morning.
Lex did not disappoint in giving the first Senior Speech of the 2020-21 school year, with a heartfelt message that will be a good tone-setter for the months that lie ahead. The charismatic University of Virginia football recruit and Prefect in Noland House shared his vulnerability with the school community through a story from last month’s Registration.
Convocation on the hallowed ground of Yard A was a first for Christ School, at least in recent memory.
If not 2020, then when?
Headmaster Paul Krieger presided over his 20th and final opening of a new year Sunday evening, brimming with confidence that an enrollment of 292 boys is ready for the challenges of in-person learning in a worldwide pandemic.
Everett Catts ‘90 is coming up on a big anniversary. In December, the Christ School alumnus will have been a full-time journalist for 25 years. Catts has worked as a writer and editor during that time, winning more than a dozen awards for his sports coverage. He has been News Editor for the Northside/Sandy Springs/Vinings Neighbor newspapers in Atlanta for the past 14 years. Catts began this conversation talking about how his time at Christ School inspired his career path.
Christ School Board of Trustees Chairman Bert Scott P’08 announced to the school community Thursday morning that Dr. Sean Jenkins will be the school’s next Headmaster, effective in the 2021-2022 school year.
Christ School seniors will attend 46 different colleges in 20 states, having earned more than $3.5 million in scholarships over a four-year period. The College Guidance Office processed 375 applications, an average of 5.4 per student. The class will attend schools from Harvard and Dartmouth to UNC-Chapel Hill, SMU, and many others.