2019 is a monumental year for Boys' Latin as we ring in our 175th school year! What makes it even more special is that it is also the 50th anniversary of our first graduate of color.
In the spring of 1969, Dr. Stephen E. Wright graduated from Boys' Latin as our first black alumnus. 50 years later, our school has grown in students, campus size, and diversity. Our Alumni Association created the IDEA Committee to cultivate and support our minority alumni and students, which led to the creation of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Boys' Latin Black Alumni event that was held on February 7th in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House. It was a remarkable evening! See below for additional information, photos from the event, and learn more about the IDEA Committee.
On Thursday, February 7th, we enjoyed an amazing evening in the Alumni House. The atmosphere in the room was electrifying and over 180 people attend the night's celebration! The remarks made by Dr. Stephen Wright '69 and Madame Terry Howell were both special and inspiring.On behalf of the Boys' Latin IDEA Committee, Alumni Association, and the Development Office, we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended this historic event here on Lake Avenue. This would not have been such a success without our guest's support of Madame Howell and Dr. Wright. Boys' Latin's core values are courage, compassion, and integrity, but with that also comes community, inclusion, and leadership. True to our motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be rather than to seem), these values were displayed throughout the evening.Once again, thank you for attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Boys' Latin Black Alumni.