The Fall 2015 semester has come to an end and students and visiting faculty have departed from Harlaxton Manor. We would like to thank our diligent staff for their hard work that made this semester a success. We wish all of our students the best in their future endeavours.
Pictured above is the last group photo of the students after Valedictory.
Valedictory Award Winners
Six students were awarded for their excellence during the semester during the Valedictory ceremony. Pictured below from left to right is Jayna McGarity - Essay Award, Branden Benskin - Photography Award, Adam Wilkins - Dean's Award, Isaac Martin - Athlete Award, Kristen Sanders - Music Award, and Morgan Shearer - Principal's Award.
8 Days in Italy
Students and staff traveled to the three classic Italian cities of Rome, Florence and Venice for the last college-organized trip of the semester to Italy. This is an eight day long trip that leads students back to Heathrow Airport in London to gather their belongings and head back to the U.S. Pictured below are students saying "ciao" to Venice and moving on to Florence.
Harlaxton Impact: Q&A
Former students Brittany Moster and Miranda Stinson visited Harlaxton on Wednesday 2 December and gave a presentation and hosted a Q&A session about the impact of their Harlaxton experience. Stinson just completed a year of work in Ireland and Moster is working toward a Master's Degree at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
Harlaxton Staff Family Christmas
The Harlaxton Staff Family Christmas party was held in the Great Hall on Friday 5 December. Santa came to take photos with the kids and handed out candy and ornaments while families were served tea and biscuits.
Stanford in Britain Reunion
Earlier in the year, we were delighted to welcome a group of 17 Stanford Alumni back to Harlaxton. For many, it was the first time they had returned to the manor since 1967.
Highlights of their three night visit included an historical tour of the Manor, a day trip to nearby Lincoln, a champagne reception hosted by Principal (and Stanford alum) Gerald Seaman, and a formal banquet in the Great Hall on their last night. The group made a generous donation to the College, which has part-funded two new clocks in the revamped Refectory.
Joint group leader, Dennis Heffley, commented "Thanks to all who made our reunion visit such a wonderful experience. We wish that more of our original group could have joined us...maybe next time?"
The group hopes that Stanford in Britain can return to Harlaxton in 2017 to mark their 50th anniversary--a major milestone in the College's long and successful history.
Good luck Stanford in the Rose Bowl!