- Weekend Schedule
- REUNION GIVING
- Hotel Information
- Future Reunion Dates
- CLASS PARTIES
- LOOK WHO'S COMING
Friday, May 5
Alumnae Visiting Day
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Della Robbia Gallery
Alumnae Art History Class with Dr. Christopher Wilson
10 to 11 a.m.
Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room
50th Reunion Lunch for the Class of 1973
Noon to 2 p.m.
Alumnae Assembly with Upper School Students
2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
James Whittier Lewis Theatre
50th Reunion Meet & Greet with Lower School
2:30 to 3 p.m.
Lower School Courtyard
Alumnae Association Cocktail Party
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Second Century Garden
Saturday, May 6
Cook-Out & Family Gathering
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Learning Commons Hard Hat Tour
Reunion Celebration Cocktails & Dinner for the Classes of 1932 through 1972
6 to 8:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Celebration for the Class of 1973
6 to 8 p.m.
Location details to come
Saturday Night Off-Campus Class Party information can be found under the Class Party Tab
If you do not see your Class Party details, please check back again soon for updates.
The Holton-Arms Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of The Distinguished Alumna and The "Rosie" Awards once a year during Reunion Weekend.
The Distinguished Alumna Award
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association in 1973 to recognize the career, professional, or volunteer service accomplishments of an outstanding alumna of the Holton-Arms School.
The "Rosie" Award
Created by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association on September 17, 1990, The Rosemary Wire Anderson ("The Rosie") Award recognizes an alumna's extraordinary service to Holton-Arms. It was presented for the first time at Reunion Weekend in 1991 to Rosemary Wire Anderson '58. The award recognizes extraordinary service to Holton faculty, volunteers, employees, and members of the Board of Trustees as well as the Alumnae Board.
The "Rosie" Award is a surprise to the recipient and will be announced at Reunion Weekend.
Athletic Hall of Fame
Established in 2000-2001, the Holton-Arms Athletic Hall of Fame honors and perpetuates the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Holton-Arms athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, and excellence to the School and its athletic program throughout its history.
In 2000-2001, the Centennial Year, the idea for an Athletic Hall of Fame arose to honor student athletes, individual teams, and outstanding coaches throughout the history of Holton-Arms School.
Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame should serve as a standard of excellence and inspire current students and teams to achieve their own level of excellence. The 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be inducted as part of our next round of Athletic Hall of Fame inductions in Spring 2023.
2023 - Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Candace Green Banks '98
Candace Green Banks began Holton in the seventh grade and attended the School for six years. While at Holton, Candace played Varsity Basketball for two years and was the starting center. She also ran Varsity Track for four years serving as the Team Captain in her Senior year and was the ISL 1st place finisher and Holton-Arms record holder in discus in 1996 – 1998. Candace particularly excelled in the sport of volleyball, playing Varsity Volleyball for three years and serving as the Team Captain. In 1997, Candace was featured in the Washington Post Player Spotlight, and in 1998 she made the Washington Post All-Met Second Team and was the Player of the Year. In the 1998 post season, Candace played with the D.C. Juniors Travel Club Team.
During her time at Holton, Candace demonstrated a passion for volunteerism and bettering the Holton community. After deciding to pursue volleyball seriously and train in the off season rather than play Varsity Basketball, Candace remained a part of the team by serving as the Team Manager and score keeper. Candace was also an active member of the Holton Booster Club and accumulated an impressive number of community service hours in the Brown House Child Development Center.
After graduating from Holton, Candace attended Yale University and played Varsity Volleyball from 1998 – 2002 and in 1999 received the honor of Yale University Most Improved Player. She continued her passion for volunteerism by participating as a Yale Athletics Youth Day Volunteer during her four years at the University. In 2002, Candace was awarded National Strength and Conditioning All-American and played Intramural College Basketball.
Candace remained active in sports post-college. She played in the D.C. Pro-Women’s Volleyball League in 2003 and received her NASM Personal Trainer Certification in 2006. Candace currently lives in the D.C. area with her son, Dasher, and works as a Design Director at PROVEN Management LLC.
Tyler Leachman '02
Tyler Leachman ’02 began Holton in third grade and attended the School for ten years. While at Holton, Tyler excelled in many sports including field hockey, basketball, and most notably lacrosse. She is one of the most decorated athletes in Holton’s history with recognition as MVP and All League, All County, and All Met across all three sports. She also received the Coaches Award for Varsity Basketball in 2001 and the Suzanne Bailey Award in 2002.
After graduating from Holton, Tyler attended the University of Virginia where she played Varsity Lacrosse and was a three-year starter. During that time, in 2004 and 2006, the team was the ACC Champion and in 2006 Tyler won MVP of the ACC Tournament, setting the ACC Tournament Record with 11 goals. She was All State (Virginia) in 2004, 2005, 2006 and First Team All American in 2005 and 2006.
Tyler graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Psychology followed by a Masters degree in Elementary Education and Teaching. She taught First Grade for ten years at the St. Stephens & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA, and remained dedicated to lacrosse by serving as the Head Coach of Junior Varsity Lacrosse in 2013 and 2014, and Offensive Coordinator of Varsity Lacrosse in 2015 and 2016. Tyler is currently an Academic Success Coach with FEV Tutor and spends her summers tutoring students and hosting private lacrosse lessons and clinics.
Bailey Johnson Scheurer '74
Bailey Johnson Scheurer attended Holton for twelve years, beginning the School in first grade as a member of the last Class to attend Holton-Arms on S Street.
During her time at Holton, Bailey played Varsity Field Hockey, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Softball as a Freshman through her Senior year. She also ran Varsity Track during her Junior and Senior years. Notably, Bailey was inducted into the Holton-Arms Athletic Association as a Sophomore. In 1972 she received the H.A.S Athletic Prize and in 1973 she was the recipient of the H.A.S Special Athletic Award which recognized the best athlete in the School. During her Senior Year, Bailey taught Lower School students how to pitch and play softball.
Bailey graduated from Rollins College in 1978 and currently lives in Chevy Chase, MD, with her husband, John M. Scheurer. She is currently the President & CEO of Capital Financial Advisors, Inc.
Bailey has remained active in the Holton community as the parent of alumna Ann Scheurer ’03 and Allison Scheurer ’06. Bailey has helped the School in many capacities including as a phonathon volunteer, a contributor to the Holton Fund and the Holton Centennial Campaign, and also assisted her husband in managing the Holton-Arms School Ice Hockey Team. Forever an athlete, she has remained active in the sports world as an avid and accomplished golfer, as well as helping to coach various children’s sports teams.
2020 - Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Heather Geddes Healy ’74
Heather Geddes Healy ’74 was a rare 16-season varsity athlete who competed in basketball, field hockey, softball, and track and field. She joined Holton in the ninth grade and describes sports as both an entry into her new community and an anchor within it. During her freshman year, Heather became the second freshman to start on the varsity basketball team. Her love of sports and pure athleticism contributed to her induction into HAA her sophomore year. Heather served as HAA president her junior and senior years.
In addition to her seasonal sports at Holton, Heather was a co-rep for Holton’s badminton team and brought home ISL championships two years in a row. She also received the Outstanding Basketball Player Award in 1972 and the Holton-Arms School Special Athletic Award in 1973. During her time at Holton, Heather developed and executed the first-ever field day for new Lower and Middle School students before school started. Heather recalls, “This was especially important to me, as I understood what being a new student among a group of established friends meant. Sports were a way for me to join and I wanted other girls to have access to that gateway.”
After Holton, Heather received her B.A. from Mount Vernon College and holds a Master’s of Social Work from University of Maryland. For the past 30 years, Heather has incorporated sports and physical activity into her treatment sessions and plans with adolescent and adult clients to advance their mental health and well-being. Currently, Heather serves as the Director of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which provides behavioral health services for 50,000 flight attendants from 20 airlines and their families. Heather has been designing and directing workplace trauma response and behavioral health prevention and early intervention programs across federal, state, and non-governmental organizations for nearly four decades. Heather lives in Rockville, Md., with her husband, Brendan. They have four children, Brittany, Brendan Jr., Samantha, and Courtney.
Ylva Bostrom Ihrig ’87
Ylva Bostrom Ihrig ’87 started at Holton as a ninth grader, when swimming was not a School sport and swimmers practiced with their outside teams only. Ylva was still required to take P.E., even though she spent three hours in the pool each day. With the support of then-P.E. teacher Peggy Whilden and two 10th-grade swimmers, Niki Neviaser ’86 and Theresa Adams ’86, Holton started its first-ever swim team. Having an official team provided swimmers with the opportunity to compete in “Metros,” the D.C.-area championship meet at the end of each season, where Ylva earned an All-Met Honorable Mention. By her senior year, the Holton swim team made it into the yearbook, signaling to many that it was officially a Holton sport!
Ylva swam for four years on the varsity swim team at Princeton University, with a focus on butterfly and middle-to-long-distance freestyle. She received the Friends of Princeton Swimming Award during her senior year. Ylva spent a year between college and veterinary school working at veterinary clinics and coaching swimming, which included some practices at Holton’s then-new pool. Ylva was thrilled that the Holton swim team had not only continued; now, it finally had a place for students to practice together.
Ylva attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1996 and continuing her training at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Mass. She returned to Northern Virginia in 1997 and has been a practicing veterinarian in the area since then. She is the owner of the Animal Clinic of Clifton, in Clifton, Va., where she cares for cats and dogs.
Ylva started swimming competitively again about 10 years ago and now trains and competes with a group of “Master swimmers” at L4 Swimming. She is back to swimming long-distance freestyle and looks forward to open-water swims in the area this summer. Ylva lives in Fairfax Station, Va,. with her husband, Robert who is also a veterinarian.
Arlyn Landow ’02
Arlyn Katzen Landow ’95 grew up playing baseball with boys. In fact, she was the first girl to play in the Rockville Baseball Association (previously known as the Rockville Boys Baseball Association). Arlyn was a three-season athlete at Holton. As a freshman, she made the varsity teams in soccer, basketball, and softball. In softball, she truly excelled—so much so that her Holton coach suggested she try out for club teams and look into playing at the college level. At Holton, Arlyn was varsity softball’s MVP all four years, and her junior and senior years, she served as team captain and was voted First Team All-League, First Team All-County, First Team All-Montgomery Squad, and All-Met. She was also selected as the Washington Post Athlete of the Week during the spring of her junior year.
Arlyn was recruited by several colleges and ultimately decided to continue her softball career at the University of Pennsylvania. She was voted Honorable Mention All-Ivy League her freshman year and First Team All-Ivy League her sophomore year. After a knee injury ended her career, she immediately jumped into coaching, even while finishing her studies at Penn and throughout law school. Arlyn coached several local teams and, as her daughters became softball players, began coaching at the club level. She also coached for four years at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Arlyn spent the past several years coaching with the PA Chaos organization, widely considered the best softball club on the East Coast, and travels around the country all summer for the club team. Arlyn owned an indoor batting facility dedicated solely to softball development for young girls. Additionally, Arlyn has entered a new endeavor, and is now a published author.
Arlyn currently resides in Wayne with her husband of 23 years, Robert, and three daughters, Blake (19), Brynn (17), and Charly (15). Blake followed in Arlyn’s footsteps and is now a member of the University of Pennsylvania Softball Team. She's the first second-generation player in program history. Charly is a club softball player, now beginning her own college recruiting process. Arlyn is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Softball Board of Directors.
Reunion is an occasion to reflect on the difference Holton-Arms has made in your life and to give back in support of the School. Each alumna who is celebrating a Reunion is asked to honor the milestone by making a special gift to Holton-Arms. Please consider a five-year commitment. Multi-year commitments allow Holton to look beyond the present and plan for a vibrant future for our students. Commitments made over five years allow gifts to add up quickly, and the entire amount will count toward your class' Presidents' Cup standing.
The Champagne Cup is awarded to the Reunion Class achieving the highest participation in the 2022-2023 Holton Fund by Reunion Weekend. The Presidents’ Cup celebrates the class achieving the highest level of philanthropic leadership during a Reunion Year. All gifts contribute to your class standings in the Presidents’ Cup. Competitions will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 3.
Both awards provide friendly competition between Reunion Classes with the reward of exclusive champagne service throughout Reunion Weekend.
Nothing says celebration like a bottle of bubbly!
The Holton Fund is the primary fundraising effort at Holton-Arms. The School depends on ongoing annual contributions to sustain daily activities, to support excellent faculty, and to look toward the future. From lab equipment to computers, financial aid to sports activities, art classes to school plays, the Holton Fund supports the people and programs that make up the Holton experience for every girl, every day. Since tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Holton education, gifts to the Holton Fund provide funding for the School’s most immediate needs:
- Compensation and benefits for our talented and dedicated teachers;
- Equipment and supplies for academic, arts, and athletics programs;
- Professional development for faculty and staff;
- Innovations to our rich curricular offerings;
- Experiential learning opportunities locally, nationally, and globally;
- Upgrades to instructional technology;
- Maintenance of our campus and facilities.
Book your stay!
Holton-Arms has secured a room block for May 4 through May 6 at Embassy Suites by Hilton (6711 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD)!
Book your stay by April 4 to take advantage of the special group rate of $129.00 per night.
To make you reservations you can call the Reservation Department at 1-800-HILTONS or click the link below to book online!
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