The annual Legacy Picnic is a way to bring together alumni and their children, who are current students, for an afternoon of fellowship and fun.
The Legacy Picnic highlights the benefits of being part of the Raiders community. Several of the parents who attended grew up together, developed lasting friendships, and now have the privilege of watching their own children enjoy the same experience that they did.
At the event, Dr. Proctor recognized five members of the Class of 2016, Jack Fishwick, Campbell Lake, Joseph Cartledge, Jim Card, and Mary Kate Graeff, and asked them to speak on what it means to be a North Cross legacy.
Jim Card ’16: There is one constant this school has upheld and continues to pride itself with upholding, the dedication to revealing every student's potential through higher academic expectations, athletic opportunities, and extracurricular activities; all under the authority of one honor code. Teachers here are here for one purpose and one purpose only, to make their students intelligent people and inspire them to become good people. And I believe that that is the meaning of legacy here at North Cross, to be a part of this tradition of excellence and opportunity that I and my brother would not have been given had my mother not brought her sons to this place where she grew up.
Mary Kate Graeff ’16: The beauty of a school like North Cross is that it resembles a second family. Every teacher has a special interest in every student, and likewise every student knows that they have a group of teachers who are invested in them and their success. Being a legacy simply enhances a feeling that is already shared between all students at North Cross School.
Campbell Lake ’16: When you think about it, as a legacy, you've retraced your parent's footsteps on this campus, hustling back and forth from New Slack to Willis Hall for class, playing on the same game field, taking a seat in the same classroom to learn the same subject as your parents had. Though this school is always expanding its horizons and improving the establishment, one thing will always and forever remain constant: one’s time at North Cross is truly precious.