What's for Dinner? Five Delbarton Experiences.
Posted May 7, 2012
Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny OSB recruited seniors Steve Rybicki, David Colavita, Morgan White, Kevin Kennedy and Rob Iannaccone to recall their days at Delbarton on May 4, 2012 for a crowd of current and incoming parents. Delbarton Prom was the night before, and that very day the boys had attended their final classes. In spite of an almost certain lack of sleep -- and possibly some quality time splashing in the fountain that afternoon -- the boys were composed, relaxed and ready to share what they had learned at Delbarton. Each put a unique spin on their smart, funny, anecdote-filled and, finally, touching remarks.
Parents listened, sometimes with tears in their eyes and with much laughter, as the boys brought to life their days at Delbarton. No surprise that attendees always report the Delbarton Experience Dinner, which is co-sponsored by the Delbarton Mothers' Guild and Fathers & Friends, is their favorite annual School event. Anyone lucky enough to be at this year's Dinner understands why -- with their honesty, humor and eloquence the boys personified the Delbarton Experience for parents who often watch their own sons' experiences from a respectful distance as the boys are transformed into independent young men.
This morning the senior parking lot was almost empty, a poignant reminder that, for the 119 members of the Class of 2012, their Delbarton Experience is ending as their college lives begin to unfold.
Each year it's hard to say goodbye to our graduates -- these five fellows reminded us why.