A Friar Fall Celebration: Homecoming & Alumni Reunion Weekend

The campus was buzzing with energy on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 as the school played host to its annual Homecoming and Reunion events. This year, Malvern also hosted its annual Admission's Open House on Saturday morning. The campus was beautifully decorated by the generous Mothers' Club and Malvern Maintenance staff, whose hard work was nothing short of spectacular.
The weekend kicked off on Friday morning as the Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th Reunion by spending a "day in the life" on Malvern's campus. They visited classes, toured the St. Augustine Center for Social Impact, and enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria.

The Duffy Arts Center was the focal point on Friday night as the Alumni Association presented its 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. The former Friars inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame were: DJ Driscoll '02, Brian Grandieri '04, the 2004 National Rowing Championship Boat of Ryan Coyne '06, Pat Ryan '05, Justin Teti '05, and Craig Wenger '04.

Also on Friday evening, Friars in the classes of 1954, 1959, and 1964 celebrated Mass at 5:00 p.m. in Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel. Following Mass, the classes celebrated with dinner in Austin Hall. The Class of 1994 joined them to celebrate their 25th Reunion.

Homecoming kicked off on Saturday morning with the Alumni 5k in Memory of Joy Pancoast P'07'11'14. Prior to the race, Sam '07, Wes '11, Andy '14, and their dad Frank, award the Joy Pancoast Scholarship to Gabby Scarantino. The scholarship is awarded to a St. Agnes student who plans to attend a Catholic high school.

Following the race, Malvern faculty, students, and parent volunteers welcomed over 100 prospective students and their families to campus for the annual Admission's Open House event. Families heard from our Head of School, Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., D. Min., Alumnus Eric Moore, and our Assistant Heads of School, Ron Algeo '87 P'15 and Pat Sillup. They also toured our college-like campus and ended their visit with the Activities and Athletics Fair.

The day's athletic contests kicked off with JV and Varsity Soccer at 12:00 p.m., followed by the Varsity Football game at 2:00 p.m. The Varsity Soccer team defeated Germantown Academy 1-0 in a game that went into overtime! The Varsity Football team bested Penn Charter in a hard-fought contest, 49-44. Congratulations to our student-athletes and coaches!

As the athletic contests concluded, the Pig Roast became the main event. Families, students, alumni, faculty, and staff enjoyed the food and camaraderie of the afternoon. The energy added a sense of liveliness among the students looking forward to the evening's Homecoming Dance.

Also on Saturday evening, the Class of 1969 celebrated its 50th Reunion at St. David's Golf Club.

Homecoming & Reunion was an incredible weekend, made possible by the efforts of the Alumni Association, parent volunteers, students, faculty, and staff. We hope our entire community enjoyed being on campus, watching sporting events, and reconnecting with fellow Malvernians. We look forward to another great event next year and hope to see our alumni back on campus soon!

View photos from the weekend.
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