Knights Bring on the Memories

The Dale Jenkins Gymnasium was overflowing with memories, music and good cheer on Saturday, September 16, as the school community came together to celebrate its 55th anniversary. Speakers included Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Michael Ysrael, President of the St. John’s Board of Trustees, as well as Robert Kelley, Assistant Head of School and Patricia Bennett, Head of School. They were joined by over 250 guests, including SJS alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and community members.

The evening featured the special talents of the performing and visual arts students, with musical entertainment from the 1960s to the 2000s. Specially made student artwork for the event was auctioned off, with the highlight of the night being the collaborative upper school Variations on a Latte framed piece which sold for $15,000.

The special occasion provided a rare opportunity to gather and thank everyone who contributed to the success of St. John’s School and supported the school’s mission for the past 55 years.

All proceeds from Saturday’s evening will go towards improvements of the school’s fine arts programs with plans to build a performing arts center on campus.

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Opening remarks by Michael Ysrael, President of the St. John’s Board of Trustees

Attendees bid on colorful ceramic platters created by the upper school pottery students.

St. John’s School Orchestra led by Mr. Norman Babia, performing hits from the 1960s to 2000s

Jilliane Lim, 11th grade, describes the collaborative upper school art piece presented for live auction and sold for $15,000. The art piece was titled Variations on a Latte.

Photos courtesy of Premium Art Photo Studio

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