Benjamin Lower, Middle, and Upper School students welcomed hundreds of grandparents and grandest friends to campus over the first two weeks in March. The honored guests joined their grandchildren and friends for a morning of activities as part of this cherished school tradition.
Students in the lower school spent time in their respective classrooms, where they showed their friends what they’ve learned this year, and shared a few musical numbers with them. The Middle School showcased their writing talents and worked with their grandest friends to create some quick poetry.
Each division and their friends then travelled to the gymnasium where they enjoyed a breakfast hosted by the Benjamin Parents’ Association. BPA President David Craven, along with Christy Sheehan and Shana Simovitch, and a dedicated team of parent volunteers welcomed campus visitors before Division Heads greeted the grandest friends. Following breakfast, groups completed interviews of their grandest friends, and worked together to complete a puzzle version of the Benjamin campus.
“It is my favorite of the many Benjamin School traditions,” BPA President David Craven said.
Seniors invited their grandest friends to join them for a catered lunch in Benjamin Hall. Grandparents and friends were treated to live music by talented Benjamin students and viewed a slideshow of photos of the senior class over the years.
“The connection between the generations is something that is so important to our students,” Head of the Upper School, Fletcher Carr, said during his address to the class of 2020 and their grandest friends during lunch.
The tradition of hosting students' grandest friends continues to bring smiles to everyone on campus; a treasured, time-honored event that Interim Head of School Tom Reid says is, “a highlight of the Spring”.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.