Class of 2017 Celebrate 100 Nights

Alumnus Lukas Huberman ‘13 Mentors Senior Class
On Sunday evening, February 26, the Senior class came together to celebrate the kick-off of their last 100 nights before graduation. “100 Nights” celebrated its ninth year as a special senior class event and Besant Hill School tradition. It was designed to bring the seniors awareness of and attention to the fact that their time at Besant Hill is coming to a close and what type of legacy they want to leave behind. After an amazing dinner in Azu’s private back room, Head of School Dr. Randy Bertin opened the evening by describing the background and philosophy behind the gathering. Following Dr. Bertin’s remarks, alumnus Lukas Huberman ‘13 spoke to the seniors about his 100 nights and what they meant to him. Lukas reminded the seniors how much the other students look up to their class and how much of an impact they have made. He recommended using that influence to the fullest in their last 100 nights to inspire the next generation of BHS students. Senior Cate Steward, accompanied by Dave Cosby, Music Department Chair, sang Joni Mitchell’s Circle Game after Huberman’s remarks. Director of Sustainability Tod Cosairt then led the seniors in the traditional exercise of writing in the BHS Legacy Book. This book is a treasure trove of writings by seniors past, who wrote about how they wanted to be remembered. The evening concluded with the presentation of an engraved, silver picture frame for each senior from the Besant Hill School Development & Alumni Relations Office. The frames read, “Aun Aprendo,” Besant Hill School’s motto coined by founder Aldous Huxley. It was an amazing evening that set the tone for an inspirational last 100 nights.