As part of Homecoming Week, yesterday we held our annual Founders’ Day assembly. This is one of my favorite times of the year because we get a chance to hear about the history of the school and connect a common thread between generations of Hilltoppers.

In one portion of the presentation, I shared with students some writing about the purpose and values of a Cathedral/​Marshall education over the years. Here are three slides from various generations:

While we always have a lot of fun in the Founders’ Day assembly looking at old pictures and recognizing how much time has changed, it is equally remarkable how much has stayed the same when it comes to the purpose and mission of this school.

Regardless of the time, generations of Hilltoppers have always had to make a deliberate decision to join this school — to opt for something different and purposeful in their education.

Today, we are very proud to carry on the traditions of those who came before us. Of course, it is always nice to start new traditions — and one of the favorites in the last few years has been the distribution of black and gold donuts during morning snack!