Menlo News October 20, 2022

Reunion Weekend 2022

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the 2022 Reunions and Homecoming Festivities on October 8
Alumni gathered in front of Stent Hall for the 2022 Reunion Celebration

It was wonderful to celebrate together, and there was immense joy and camaraderie the entire weekend. Graduates from classes ending 2s and 7s celebrated their reunions this year, with alumni that spanned over eight decades. More than 200 attendees returned to campus to reconnect with classmates, former teachers, and coaches. Alumni enjoyed cheering on Menlo’s boys’ water polo and football teams—both of which were victorious—as well as catching up over cocktails and a barbecue dinner while playing games on the Loop.

See a Glimpse of the festivities in these photo galleries:

Hall of Fame 
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We welcomed nine new members to Menlo’s Athletics Hall of Fame. 

The Class of 2022 inductees are:

Thomas Foley ’02
Grant Zider ’02
Kimberly Krueger ’07
Michael Merlone ’07
Ryan Cavan ’05
Brandon Stephens ’91
James Pade ’02
Edward Wexler-Beron ’02
Sarah Hoffman ’07

Both the Lurie Award and the Halverson Award were presented to Chris Haft ’77. Chirs was recognized for his esteemed 40-year career as a sports journalist, which included covering 11 World Series, four Kentucky Derbies, two Super Bowls, and many more memorable stories. In accepting the honors, which included video congratulations from the beloved former Giants catcher Buster Posey, Chris declared, “This is the best day of my life!” Chris was presented the Robert A. Lurie ’45 Distinguished Athletic Award by Chris Clark ’93, and the Fred R. Halverson Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to him by Robert Richmond ’77.

Hall of Fame honorees are selected by a committee that includes alumni members Mark Newton ’88 (Chair), Tito Bianchi ’89, Chris Clark ’93, Angela Curotto-Pierson ’07, and Buffie Ward Williams ’89 as well as Menlo staff members Katherine Kelly, Earl Koberlein, Joe McDonald, and Pam McKenney.