Lower, Middle School Celebrate Grandest Friends

Benjamin lower and middle school students beamed with pride as they welcomed their “grandest friends” to campus the week of March 28. Grandparents, parents, friends and loved ones were welcomed to campus during the school’s annual Grandest Friends Day celebration. The honored guests joined students in a morning of trivia and fun-filled activities in the gym. 

Head of School Dave Faus welcomed the friends to campus, remarking on how nice it was to be able to have them on campus as a group for the first time in two years. Each division and their friends enjoyed the morning of conversation and games and decorated a souvenir tumbler to take home. 

Head of Lower School Dr. Kristen Sheehan said the event is one of her favorite annual Benjamin traditions and a testament to the impact grandparents, extended family, and close-knit friendships have on children at the lower school. 

The Benjamin Parents’ Association, along with event chairs Lauren Youngman and Shana Simovitch and a dedicated group of parent volunteers worked tirelessly to make the event possible.

BPA President Suzy Tomassetti said the group was thrilled to be able to host the week-long event on campus this year.

“It was wonderful to have our Grandest Friends here on campus with the students, making memories and continuing a Benjamin School tradition,” said Tomassetti. “We loved seeing all of the smiling faces.”

Tomassetti said she is extremely grateful for all the volunteers who supported the vent, especially co-chairs Lauren Youngman and Shana Simovitch, Special Events Manager Kristin Maltese, Mrs. Hook, and the maintenance and security teams. 

The Upper School’s Grandest Friends’ Day will take place in April.
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