Homecoming / Reunions
Homecoming and Alumni and Friends Weekend 2021
This year, approximately 175 alumni near and far returned to campus for a fun-filled and Raider spirited weekend. Alumni came from Africa, Montana, California, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, Wisconsin and the greater Chicago area. There were double the number of reunions and double the fun. This year’s reunion classes enjoyed their celebration along with last year’s reunion classes, which held only virtual events in 2020 and were invited for in-person reunions. In addition to their separate reunion class events during the weekend, all alumni visited at the fun welcome cocktail reception on the Quad, attended the informative program on North Shore today where they gave a standing ovation to fellow alumnus Rocky Wirtz ’71 who received the Francis R. Stanton ’27 Recognition and experienced the fellowship and community spirit throughout the weekend with each other and all across the campus.
The motto of North Shore Country Day is "Live and Serve." Francis R. Stanton '27 was a man who embodied its spirit and for whom this recognition is named. This year’s recipient, Rocky Wirtz ’71, has been both very successful in business, as well as through his meaningful and impactful philanthropic and community development efforts in the greater Chicago area. He has been a loyal alumnus who has given his talent, time and support for NSCD in many key leadership roles and is currently on North Shore’s Foundation Board. His dedication to support, enhance and provide for educational institutions, and support programming and services to those in need, exemplifies the school’s motto “Live and Serve.” The presentation was given during the Raider Review on Saturday morning in the auditorium.