It was a weekend to celebrate the deep history of King School; our competitive athletics; a spirited community; and giving back. The weather cooperated (mostly) for Homecoming Weekend 2019 as families, staffulty, neighbors, friends, and alums - dating back to the Class of 1969 - gathered on campus for a fun-filled weekend.
The weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon with the all-school Pep Rally followed by the first annual Upper School Talent Show. Our JV teams competed later that day and enjoyed an array of food trucks in the PAC courtyard. Saturday's weather was absolutely perfect and Cross Country opened the day with a non competitive race around campus. Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Football were victorious over our opponents and Girls Soccer walked away with a tie over GFA after a well-fought battle. Boys Soccer fell to GFA but exhibited great sportsmanship and tremendous effort.
Our campus was a bustle of activity the entire day with games, inflatables, food trucks, face painting, a s'mores pit, baked goods, shopping at the school store tent, a petting zoo, and our talented LS Spirit Squad's halftime show during the football game. Our student talent was on display with several students and our US choir each singing the National Anthem and our US jazz band performing for the crowd.
The weekend closed out on Sunday with our 7th Annual King Cares 5K and although it was raining, there was plenty of sunshine, laughter, and teamwork on campus as over 100 community members came to volunteer or participate in the event to support the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford and Greenwich and the Orphaned Starfish Foundation. A big thank you to all who took part in this wonderful community event, and especially to the members of the girls and boys soccer teams and field hockey team who have worked since August on the many different tasks leading up to Sunday.
We are extremely grateful to our Parents' Association for all the dedication, time, and effort they put in to make Homecoming 2019 a tremendous success. You can view a gallery of photos from the entire weekend here and from the Varsity athletic games here.