Homecoming and Reunions 2022 –
A Roaring Success!
Under sunny skies on October 8th, the HM Lions took to the fields, courts, running paths, and waters to defend their school’s Homecoming pride. Thousands of alumni, students, parents and guardians, faculty and staff, and neighbors came to campus to support the fall athletes, enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch, snag some awesome HM swag, and participate in a range of family-friendly games and activities.
The festivities began on Friday afternoon with a dramatic Upper Division pep rally that saw the fall athletic teams bursting through photographic break-away banners on Alumni Field. The HM Spirit Squad helped to whoop the crowd into a frenzy, as students proudly donned their "Mann Kind" T-shirts in honor of this year's Homecoming theme, “We are Mann Kind!”
In the athletic contests against arch rival Riverdale, HM girls’ tennis, water polo, and girls’ soccer were winners, while girls’ volleyball and field hockey came up short. The boys’ soccer game ended in a 2-2 tie, the football team fell to Montclair-Kimberly Academy 13-21, and boys’ and girls’ cross country ran with pride in the Manhattan College Invitational in Van Cortlandt Park.
Homecoming is first and foremost an alumni celebration, and one of the alumni classes that was best represented this year was the newly inducted Class of 2022. Dozens of 2022 alumni traveled home from college to HM to cheer on their friends and former teammates.
As Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly reflected, “It appears we had a record turnout at this year’s Homecoming. There was ‘lots to celebrate and even more to be proud of on and off the athletic fields, pool and courts. From our student athletes, to our N-12 student body, to our parents and alumni, to our faculty and staff, to our PA volunteers, to the food and contests, to the fun under the tents, Saturday was a remarkable showing for the Lions of HM!”
Later that evening, a terrific time was had by all at the five-year milestone reunions celebration at the Harmonie Club in Midtown Manhattan. Hundreds of alumni representing the Classes of 1957, 1972, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 enjoyed reminiscing, networking and making new friends, and reconnecting with the school and the people who shaped their lives. Also on hand to say, “Hello!” were HM administrators and faculty Tom Kelly, Jessica Levenstein, Lisa Moreira, Stephanie Feigin, Michael Dalo, and Andrew Fippinger. (Note: The Classes of 1952 and 1962 celebrated at separate gatherings earlier in the week.)
The ebullience and sense of gratitude for the chance to gather was palpable. As we learned from the pandemic, there is no substitute for being together, hugging old friends, and seeing each other’s smiles. HM extends its deep appreciation to everyone who made the effort to be a part of such a special evening!
Please enjoy viewing photo highlights from the many activities and events of our 2022 Homecoming and Reunions Celebration!
Links to the photos from Homecoming:
HM Reunions 2022
Maroon and White Alumni Families Brunch:
Alumni Soccer Game: