Although Boosters could not host its traditional fall induction ceremony with the full Upper School present, the group found a way to make the celebration special for new members Aria Didden ’23, Kaitlyn Furbay ’23, and Lily Meierhoefer ’22. The night before Thanksgiving Break began, members of Boosters’ leadership team and advisor and Alumnae Director Amanda Novak Hewitt ’04 drove to each of the inductees’ homes to surprise them with the news, balloons, and customary Boosters goodies.
“We all had so much fun with this year’s COVID-friendly inductions!” Hewitt says.
The next day, Boosters shared video recordings of the poems they write about each inductee with the new members and Upper School community.
Boosters is a long-running in-school service club that gives back to the School and community through its participation in a range of events and activities. Induction into the club is based on the number of campus community service hours accrued while in high school. Students earn service hours by serving as tour guides; volunteering in the School Store, Advancement Office, College Resource Room, Brown House, or Head of School's Office; assisting the Alumnae Board and Alumnae Office; assisting with Back-to-School Night and Reunion; and filling other volunteer needs throughout the School.
Booster qualifications include: integrity, a constructive and helpful attitude in all aspects of school life, a cooperative spirit, a pleasant and courteous disposition toward faculty and students, a respect for school regulations and honest effort to conform to them, a genuine interest in the welfare of the School, and sincere participation in and support of its activities.
The club holds induction ceremonies twice a year.
We applaud all of our Boosters for their service to the School and congratulate the newest members!
Members of Boosters' leadership team were thrilled they could come up with a way to preserve the tradition of the Boosters induction ceremony through a little creative reimagining.