A convoy of classic motor cars made their way down Gunston’s tree-lined drive on Wednesday, May 19 to deliver the 2021-2022 Yearbooks to students and faculty/staff. Led by yearbook editor Lucy Bamford ’22 and staff, the day’s reveal was carefully coordinated and kept a secret from the rest of school. Students enjoyed ice cream and a picnic on the lawn while signing yearbooks.
The following is excerpted from Yearbook Editor Lucy Bamford ’22:
“This yearbook is not just a look back upon the school year, it is a larger glance back at the history and culture of the Gunston School, over 110 years as an institution and 25 years as a day school. The inspiration for this book has all come from past yearbooks, whether it be the border on the pages, the small drawings, or a particular page layout. Talented senior Nora FauntLeRoy was able to create the art for the cover, modernizing an old drawing of the Middleton building done in 1985 with its new additions and completely with a Mr. Lewis holding a mask on top. As the yearbook staff, we felt these important milestones should be reflected upon by looking at how far we’ve come and what traditions we still share.”
Ms. Trish Rudolfs and Ms. Kim Vess
“We want to appreciate Ms Rudolfs for being the one that we all depend on, whether it be help with paperwork, finding something or just brightening your day with her smile and ever-cheerful personality. Thank you for making everyone feel welcome when they step into the Middleton building for the first time. It seems that there is nothing you cannot do, from providing breakfast cards to students to answering obscure questions that arise throughout the year. Your work with the parents helps to ensure that everyone is taken care of. The work you do is critical to the daily functioning of campus and you are irreplaceable.”
“We want to appreciate Ms. Vess for all of the hard work and commitment she puts into the Gunston community and its success. We have to thank her for reviewing all of our report cards, counting our community service hours, coordinating school picture day and much more. Her love for the Gunston community shows in her dedication and willingness to help anyone that steps into her office. Not only that, but she has also been a host parent for international students throughout her career. Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do for us. You are vitally important and special to Gunston.”
Mr. Morey Weimer
“We chose Mr. Weimer for the dedication page this year for his commitment to Gunston and his students. No matter what’s going on in his own life, he always shows up to school with a smile on his face ready for the day. Even during the stress of junior symposium, he still finds ways to make his junior class fun by bringing in books like Maus, and Batman. The fact that there are never enough spots available in his senior classes further reflects how amazing he is and how much of an impact he has had on us all. Thank you Mr. Weimer for always sharing your stories and for teaching us the importance of sharing and listening to the perspectives of the world.”
A special thank you to Andrew Blackwood, P’22, treasurer of the Chesapeake Classic Car Club who was instrumental in putting a call out for volunteer drivers. Additionally, Bob Patchett, owner of the classic truck “House of Lil Red,” Rob Ruff, Tom Councell, John Wagner, Bob Cooper, and John Little.
- Yearbook Club