The Annual Founders Day Chapel was held Tuesday to educate students about the school’s history and to reaffirm the values, traditions, and ideals that define the Doane Stuart experience.
Recounting the merger of the Catholic Kenwood Academy of the Sacred Heart and Episcopalian St. Agnes School, Interim-Head of School traced Doane Stuart’s origins from the 19th century to the present day, a history that was complemented later in the event through a slide show prepared by the Campus Ministry showing various campuses, classes, and scenes of student life.
Student speakers Liz Cole and Sasha Holden, both ’19, shared their favorite traditions. Alumni Association President Leanne Robinson-Maine ’94 delivered an impassioned Alumnus Reflection which focused on how Doane Stuart enables students to find their voices, creates a welcoming and intellectually curious community, and encourages students to consider how their education may benefit others.
Led by Music Teacher Maria Pflegl, the Lower School Chorus performed “Ancient of Days,” written by St. Agnes founder Bishop William Croswell Doane, while the Middle School Chorus performed “Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty,” written by Kenwood’s Mother Janet Erskine Stuart.