Sun Shines for Harvest Fest


Nicole DeCesare

The Upper School band performs during the event.

On a sunny day last Friday, the School congregated on the field to celebrate autumn.

Middle and Upper School students were paired with a Lower School homeroom for pumpkin rolling, face painting, and corn husking. 

Attendees also enjoyed offered apple cider and cider donuts.

Director of Auxiliary Programming Cassie Abodeely, who planned the event, was pleased that COVID-19 did not spoil the festivities for the first time since 2019.

“I checked in with a bunch of kids from Pre-K all the way up to Grade 12 and you guys seemed to have fun, and that’s what matters the most,” Abodeely said.

Students enjoyed the festivities.

“So far Harvestfest has been awesome,” Jack Malloy ‘25 said. “People are just giving me random donuts, which is really good,”

Rowida Kassim ‘24 echoed her appreciation for the event.

“Harvestfest was a great day,” Kassim said. “We had lots of fun with the Lower and Middle School. And honed in our relationship with them.”

Teachers also relished the enthusiasm of students.

“The kids are enjoying it and are just having fun,” Upper School Math teacher Rupa Houndelga said.