It was a sparkling Saturday, September 25 for Newton Country Day School Homecoming 2010 with a turnout that reached into the thousands. Families of graduates and current students and alumnae with their children arrived to a fall-decorated campus for family activities, a complimentary barbeque, cross country meets, and field hockey and soccer games. Outdoor activities included pony rides, a Moonbounce, face-painting, arts and crafts, and bubbles with fancy wands. The Bookstore did a banner business with school spirit apparel such as rugby shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Blue team and Silver team jerseys. A barbeque of hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill with all the fixings as well as a variety of salads, chips, cider, and desserts ran for three hours delighting everyone from grandparents to toddlers. The children’s favorite – the Curious Creatures Reptile Show took place in the Little Theatre. Little children and Newton Country Day athletes were eager to hold and learn about a variety of snakes, a skunk, a chinchilla, a tortoise, and even a scorpion.
Fourteen Upper and Middle School teams played strong offensive and defensive games to post an overall winning 8-3-3 record. In heat and humidity, the three cross country teams swept the Dana teams with a combination of speed and gutsy determination, taking the Dragons 58-123. Five soccer teams across the Upper and Middle Schools combined for 13 goals and held Dana to only three goals. The Middle School B-2 team enjoyed playing against each other in a Blue-Silver match-up in which four goals were scored. Varsity and junior varsity field hockey each tied their respective Dana teams and the Dragons took the Falcons in another three field hockey games.
Alumnae across many decades returned with their children, new babies, college updates, and exciting details about new jobs and enterprises. Many alumnae lined the Upper Field, the hill overlooking the Lower Field, and cross country trails, relishing a special opportunity to cheer on daughters and sisters. It was a winning Homecoming for all!