Hello Alumni, Past Parents, and All Friends of HTS,
As I enter my fifth year at HTS and my fifth month as Principal, one of the best parts of being part of this remarkable community is hearing the stories. Stories from our many teachers who attended HTS, stories of our current students, stories of veteran teachers (particularly the one with the beard), and stories of alumni. Recently, former school teacher and alumna Linda Nystrom wrote a piece about attending first grade at HTS in 1950 with her 65 (!) classmates. Others have shared stories about the team bus with the giant termite on top of it, Sr. Regina making sure they were dressed for success, or how their love of flying was nurtured and now they are embarking on a career as an airline pilot. The stories make the community.
Excitement is building here at school for the 200th Anniversary Weekend October 20-22. We certainly hope you will be part of it, whether you stop by the Saturday Street Fair to jump in the moon bounce and catch up with old friends, or celebrate mass with us on Sunday, or join in the golf, tennis, and fellowship at Army-Navy Country Club on Monday. We would love to hear your stories.
If you can come by that weekend, as we listen to your stories, we can share with you the recently renovated buildings and tell you about how we are embracing 21st century education while maintaining the traditions that have helped HTS reach this auspicious anniversary in such fine style. The school is fully enrolled and we maintain the Jesuit belief in forming "people for others."
If you can't join us October 20-22, I also want you to know that you have an open invitation to come and visit. We'd love to hear your stories about your time at HTS and how those experiences have resonated for you over the years. And, we can share out stories about HTS today: thriving as we head into the school's third century.
May God bless you and yours abundantly and we hope to see you soon.