It was a bring-your-own-sunshine kind of weekend, and scores of ’Wick alumni and families brought out the sparkle all over King Street as the Brunswick community gathered to celebrate Homecoming 2022.
Crowds of Brunswick families joined with ’Wick alumni from across the country for an extra cheerful weekend of thrilling athletic contests, joyful connection, and reunion — many, many people made their way to Edwards Campus amid intermittent drizzle and even some downpours, unwelcome remnants of Hurricane Ian as it slid past Greenwich well to the west.
Conditions did little to dampen spirits. On the contrary.
In sports, Bruins dominated play all weekend, winning decisive victories in football, water polo, and soccer — it was a clean sweep across the varsity level.
Soccer opened Homecoming on Friday evening with a win, besting Frederick Gunn, 1-0, in front of a packed crowd under the lights of Robert L. Cosby Field.
Also on Friday night, Water Polo swam past cross-town rival, Greenwich High School, by a score of 17-14 at Mehra Natatorium.
And new this year was a Burgers, Beers & Bonfire alumni tailgate party alongside Cosby Field — the evening was capped by a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the sky after the games.
High noon on Saturday saw Bear Fair kick off in Burke Field House, bringing hours of lively fun and games aimed squarely at ’Wick’s youngest.
A bit later, a spirited Alumni Soccer game took over Cosby Field, and a new event at the Lower School dining hall saw Head of School Tom Philip deliver remarks about the State of the School to a gathering of dozens of alumni.
By mid-afternoon, crowds were warming alongside Cosby Field for the Alumni Tent party, all of them gearing up to watch as football beat its New England Prep Conference rival Salisbury, 49-6, under the lights.
More celebrations were in store for reunion classes ending in 2 and 7; a record-breaking number of alumni from the Class of 1962 returned to campus to reminisce, reconnect, and enjoy a meal together a full 60 years on from graduation.
All in all, it was an especially joyful Homecoming celebration; one might even say it glistened!
For a preview of the photos from this weekend, click here.