Isaiah V. Williamson’s legacy was honored on the 125th anniversary of his founding the school by several speakers at a very well attended Founder’s Day, Feb. 6.
The keynote address was delivered by Russ Harvey 5W0. Imitating Isaiah Williamson he said, “You don’t owe me a thing. All I left was money and an idea. It was the trustees, administrators, and teachers who made this school successful.”
He said the alumni are doing a good job and represent the school well. He closed saying, “If you keep the school’s core values you will be successful.”
Words were also given by President Michael Rounds, Thomas Wisneski, vice president of education, Eric Gardner, senior class president, and Walter Lee 7W8, Alumni Association president.
George Clarke, secretary of the Sons of the American Revolution-Philadelphia Continental Chapter, and W. Bruce Hustis, SAR’s first vice president, presented Vincent DePrince, a horticulture junior, with the Outstanding Citizenship Award.
The Artisans, under the direction of Keith McCarthy 1W4, led the audience in the singing of the alma mater.
After the program, guests went to the dining room for a buffet dinner prepared by Tim Burbage, food service director, and his staff. Next, guests watched a spirited, back and forth basketball game when the varsity team took on an alumni team in a new Founder’s Day tradition. The alumni won 90-88.
During half-time, Dale Plummer, athletic director, and President Rounds presented basketball head coach Bill Michaels with a plaque commemorating his 200th win at Williamson.