he entire community came together to celebrate everything WT. Friendships, impressive faculty, performing arts, and athletics all made for an entertaining and inspirational Reunion 2015.
The Falk Auditorium Celebration emceed by Michael Booker ’12 and Antonia ‘Nia’ D’Emilio ’12 (with a special appearance by “Kate Monster” from WT’s production of Avenue Q) featured an extra-ordinary panel of alums in arts and entertainment. Ian Gould ’94, Hannah Grannemann ’96, Andrew Santelli ’00, Kate Rogal ’02, Ilana Toeplitz ’05, and Don Michael Mendoza ’06 shared memories of their time at WT and words of wisdom. A host of alums from all over the country sent in heartwarming video messages. And the packed house enjoyed breath-taking performances by pianist Martha Locker ’95, artist Ben Sota ’99, and actor Jason Shavers ’00.
Alums returned with a resounding message of thanks. The Falk Auditorium Celebration included a special tribute to Barb Holmes for her 40 years at WT and expressions of gratitude for the performing arts faculty who teach empathy, instill confidence, and help students find their own unique paths.
The Class of 1965, the largest class ever to graduate from WT, rallied to make a $20,000 gift to the school to contribute to the renovations that transformed the Falk Auditorium where they put on student-run productions fifty years ago.
At the Cocktail Party, the celebration of performing arts continued with an Alum Cabaret and jam session with performing arts teacher John Maione.