Annual jubilee and alumnae homecoming
"100 Years: Our Legacy, Our Promise"
Miren Galloway-Suntay, High School '81
when things were starting to get fun… it was all over. In just 2
hours, five years of fund raisers, appointments, contracts, phone
calls, scheming, rehearsals, arguments and negotiations all came to an
end. What in the world do we do now? Where do we go from here?
back to normal? Huh?
On the 12th of February 2006, Batch ‘81 gave their all and presented
what seemed to be the best homecoming ever – “100 Years. Our
Legacy. Our Promise. Alumnae came from overseas and from other
parts of the
and got involved in whatever capacity they could. In total, over
470 jubilarians of which 124 were HS‘81 silver jubilarians and 66
HS’56 golden jubilarians where there.
the mass, the high school glee club sang so well that some of us were
in tears… we looked so solemn but moods quickly shifted when nerves
started to surface as we changed to sparkles.
That day had its share of hiccups to say the least… curtains not
opening on cue, parts of costumes left at home, doing a “swan dive”
during a number, forgetting steps and missing the beat entirely. St.
Cecilia’s Hall which has a seating capacity of 800 was at SRO with
seats brought in to accommodate more people. People cheered enough to
drown out the stumbling and buzzing noises back stage and the wings.
The homecoming had such record breaking attendance that many
jubilarians lost their seats to the public at large, we ran out of
souvenir programs and the alumnae association ran out of
That was when we realized what a success the evening turned out to
be. No seats, no programs but lots and lots of support from family,
friends and the SSC alumnae.
The stories of that night just flowed during the after-dinner show and
if the walls of the dressing room could talk… what stories they would
The after dinner mini concert by Rhythm N Babes (with
Anne Borgaily as lead vocalist) brought so many people to their feet.
Surprisingly, those who never wanted
to dance on stage for the homecoming were the first ones on the dance
floor that night!
Anne Borgaily of HS ‘81 had some help with vocals that night after
all, we were
going to let her do all the work. Annabelle, Ditas, Stella and Miren
(all of HS ‘81) got hold of the
and decided to make a career out of singing (ok, so the career thing
an hour) but who cared? It was great fun!
We cannot thank those who supported us enough. Those responsible for
making this homecoming a success will always
part of Our Promise,
Our Legacy. n