Impressive Sports and Community Events Headline Homecoming

By Hannah Garcia October 30, 2023

A little rain couldn’t stop the flow of Homecoming festivities at BB&N. From bounce castles and apple cider to the Head of the Charles and dominant team performances, it was another spirit-filled Homecoming weekend in Cambridge. 

The weekend community festivities started on Friday afternoon, when the Parents Association hosted a Circus preview, complete with sack races, bounce castles, and pizza. Following the family-friendly fun, the Upper School offered festival-goers cider, doughnuts, and cotton candy sponsored by the Class of 2024. 

The varsity soccer teams took to Franke Field to kick off a slate of contests, with both teams emerging victorious over Groton Academy with an aggregate score of 11-0. Meanwhile, in the gym, volleyball rallied from behind to win 3-1. 

Despite the torrential downpour on Saturday, the football team steamrolled Noble and Greenough School 35-12, while the JV teams and cross country teams spiked, kicked, and ran their way to victory. The poor weather broke on Sunday for the slate of rowing boats to compete in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta while the community spectated at a massive watch party.

In addition to the full schedule of sporting events over the weekend, there were many opportunities to celebrate alumni. On Thursday the golden alumni attended a luncheon and got the chance to see the all-school pep rally. On Friday evening, the Upper School newspaper The Vanguard celebrated its 50th anniversary, while “lifers” gathered on the Lower School campus for a reunion. 

After a busy weekend full of triumphs and milestone celebrations, the Knight spirit will linger on campus throughout the year.