Welcome back Alumni – we’ve missed you! While you have moved on to bigger and better things, we hope you will stay an active member of the LTS family. Be sure to check back often to find out what your classmates are up to, and read about the exciting things going on at LTS throughout the year.
Long Trail is a truly unique place, and I am excited to develop successful alumni programs for over 300 alumni who have been shaped by our years here. I am here to serve you, so do not hesitate to give me suggestions on events, publications, this site, or ways to share our experiences with current students.
The Long Trail Alumni Association (LTAA) was formed in 1999, with the intention of developing a strong community for alumni, by alumni. While LTAA has been inactive in recent years, we hope to build up our alumni community. If you are interested in being a class agent or have questions about the LTAA, please contact Courtney Callo at email@example.com for more information.
2016 Long Trail School Commencement Welcome by Isaac Krasny
“First of all, I would like to congratulate each and every one of you on graduating from Long Trail School. It is no small achievement, and one that is certainly deserving of the adulation you are receiving today. But you are not the first to do it. 40 classes before yours have stood for graduation from Long Trail. 400 people have received their diplomas, and many others have been members of the student community over the years. Once you walk off this stage, you are a part of this alumni community. Let me tell you a little bit about the crowd in which you now run.
We’re a reflection of our alma mater: a small but mighty group doing impressive things. We are doctors, authors, CEOs, principals, teachers, artists, academics, entrepreneurs, and iconoclasts. We are represented in our local community, and around the world. There are alums in Boston, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Florence, Munich, Stockholm, Prague and countless other places around the globe. It’s a remarkable group, and given what I’ve learned of you, you’ll have no trouble fitting in.
We are bound together by our time spent here in this idyllic valley studying big ideas, sometimes embarrassing ourselves, and invariably becoming essential ingredients in this close-knit, yet wide-ranging community.
The goal of the Long Trail Alumni Association is to make it easier for you to remain a part of that community. We hope for many things. We hope that as you go and become the next generation of leaders and push society forward, you take the time to come back and share your experiences. We hope that, just as older alums will gladly help you on your journey, you will one day help long trail graduates on theirs. Finally, we hope that you will achieve all the success you desire and all that you deserve, and we wish you the best of luck.
With that, I’d like to officially welcome the Class of 2016 into the Long Trail Alumni Association.”
June 4, 2016