Reunion Weekend 2021 - OCT. 1-2, 2021


Remember, renew, and refresh as you return to The Rock.  Reconnect and reminisce with classmates, friends, and faculty. Enjoy class parties, campus tours, and continuing education.  Wear your Blue and White!
 
Don’t miss an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and classmates during a weekend of events on the Greenlease Memorial campus. Please review the Schedule of Events and register to join our fun below.  Keep an eye out for weekly updates about who has registered on our Downloads section.
 
Not your reunion year, but still in town? Come hang out! We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Friday, October 1
 
10:00 a.m.      Top Golf Tournament
                        Top Golf in Overland Park, Kansas
 
Top Golf is the perfect place for your class to launch your reunion experience.  They will take all the perks of a traditional golf tournament and make it more social and exciting.  We are spicing things up a bit for a little competition.  The TopContender game (exclusive for tournaments) will include three hours of Top Golf game play for Rockhurst High School reunion classes, including managed tournament flow, complimentary golf clubs, reserved bays, food, beverage, prizes, and unlimited fun and memories.
 
5:00 p.m.        Pre-Game Alumni Welcome Party
Barry Commons
 
Kick-off the Alumni Reunion Weekend and get ready to cheer on the Football Hawklets against the Lee’s Summit West Titans.  Meet up with classmates, grab dinner and drinks with friends, and pick-up some Rockhurst swag at the Rock Shop.  Admission for the event includes traditional tailgate cuisine and beverages.  Please note, food and beverage service at the Welcome Party will conclude at 7:00 p.m.  A ticket to the game will be required for admission to Dasta Memorial Stadium.
 
6:15 p.m.        Sports Hall of Fame Inductions
Performance Gymnasium
 
We will salute the Sports Hall of Fame honorees from the past two years, including:

2020 2021
Douglas C. Albers, Jr. '97  Daniel C. Boyd '03
Ted Brooks '93 Samuel S. Davidson '01
Aaron R. Clevinger '00 Kevin M. Kane '02
James T. Houston, III '82 John W. Morris '74 (Coach)
Matthew R. Jewett '00 Sean M. O'Donnell '01
William O. John '03 Timothy R. Reidy '02
Christopher Lawson (Coach) Kevin T. Sears '03
John C. Mayberry, Jr. '02 Tony L. Temple, II '04
Jonathan F. Osgood '97

 
7:00 p.m.        Football Hawklets vs. Lee’s Summit West Titans
                        Dasta Memorial Stadium
 
Join Hawklet Nation to cheer on Head Coach Kelly Donohoe and the Football Hawklets as they host Head Coach Vinny Careswell and the Titans.  Don't miss two of the best teams in the State of Missouri as they continue their storied rivalry.  A game ticket is required and included with Alumni Reunion Weekend registrations.
 
9:00 p.m.        Post-Game Gatherings
 
Individual class parties are being coordinated by alumni leaders.  Please see alumni representatives listed below for more details.
 
Saturday, October 2
 
12:00 p.m.      Soccer Hawklets vs. Blue Valley Tigers
Dasta Memorial Stadium
 
Head Coach Matt Darby '00 and the Soccer Hawklets take on Head Coach Gareth Pritchard and the Tigers for State Line bragging rights. These are two of the top teams in the region, as Blue Valley placed 3rd in Kansas 6A in 2020 and Rockhurst went 18-3-1 and won the Sectional Championship. Game tickets will be available at the gate for $5. 

2:00 p.m.        Alumni Soccer Match
Dasta Memorial Stadium
 
Rockhurst High School cordially invites Alumni Soccer Hawklets to participate in a friendly match during the Alumni Reunion Weekend festivities.  Families and spectators are welcome. Junior Hawklets are invited to the Davis Field for a kick-around and fun games. For more information or to participate in the alumni soccer match, please contact Tom Knox ’88 at tknox@wradvisors.com.

5:00 p.m.        Alumni Family Celebration of Mass
Chapel of the Sacred Heart
 
Alumni and family members are invited back to campus to celebrate as a faith community for Mass. 

1971 GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION

The Golden Jubilee celebration of our great Class of 1971 will be celebrated in conjunction with Rockhurst High School’s Grand Alumni Reunion Weekend.  The celebration will kick off with a Welcome Dinner in McGee Hall on October 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. before the Football Hawklets host the Lee’s Summit West Titans.  Golden Jubilarians are invited to enjoy all reunion activities and even more are being planned.
 
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, a special Golden Jubilee Dinner will be hosted in the Hawklets Center following the Alumni Family Mass.  Live entertainment will be provided by the Gatsby Jazz Band with great party music and kick-up-your-heels vintage jazz sounds.
 
Additional details will be sent to Golden Jubilarians in the coming weeks. Registration is now open. Please contact Kyle Kelly at kylekelly1953@gmail.com or Pat Reidy preidy@kcattorneys.net with questions.

AREA HOTELS NEAR ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL
 
Click here for visitkc.com and a complete listing of hotels near Rockhurst High School.  To find the closet to Rockhurst High School, where “Where to Stay” and look in the “Southwest” corridor.
 
REUNION GIVING
 
We hope you will do something special in honor of your reunion and present Rockhurst High School with a gift that truly embodies pride and love of our school by helping current and future Hawklets.
 
Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year at Rockhurst High School is $14,200, plus a $1,000 Lunch Fee, and a $225 Technology Fee - a total of $15,425.  Families want to make this investment for their sons to give them the quality Jesuit education you experienced.  The school awards more than $2.7 million in financial aid each year to 46% of the student body through tuition assistance, including scholarships.
 
YOU can make a difference in the lives of Rockhurst High School students today and for future generations of Hawklets! During your reunion year, you have a special opportunity to honor your Rockhurst High School experience and affect your alma mater's growth. With a one-time gift, multi-year pledge, or planned gift, you can impact the mission of The Rock, enabling current and future students to make memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.
 
When you give to Rockhurst High School during your reunion year, you add your name to the Alumni Honor Roll of Donors and contribute to the Reunion Class Challenge. Please consider doubling the impact of your support by making a gift today – click here to donate.

 
MY LIFE SINCE THE ROCK
 
Be sure to update your profile to make sure you receive the latest news about your reunion and future Rockhurst High School alumni events. Contact Laurence Freeman ’82, Director of Alumni Relations, at lfreeman@rockhursths.edu.

Please take time to share your news with your classmates.  You are free to send photos or other works that you would like to share to Laurence Freeman at lfreeman@rockhursths.edu.
 
HONOR AN ALUM – DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI PROGRAM
 
Is there a Rockhurst High School alumnus that you would like to nominate for special recognition?  The Rock annually honors an Alumnus of the Year, members to its Sports Hall of Fame, and is developing a new Distinguished Alumni Award.  Click here to view the guidelines.
 
Please email Laurence Freeman ’82, Director of Alumni Relations, at lfreeman@rockhursths.edu with nominations.  Feel free to include supporting documentation like news clippings, programs, etc.

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - Class of 2016
Lead Coordinator – Andrew Miller - andrewm@millercares.com
 
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 2011
Lead Coordinator – Christopher Miller – chrism@millercares
 
15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 2006
Lead Coordinator – James Oades – jimmy.oades@oadesbrothers.com
 
16 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 2005
Lead Coordinator – Frank Allen – allenf86@gmail.com
 
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 2001
Lead Coordinator – Mitchell Kelly – mpkelly01@gmail.com
 
25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1996
Lead Coordinator – Timothy Dunn - Tim.Dunn@jedunn.com
 
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1991
Lead Coordinator – Sean Franke – sfranke8908@gmail.com
 
35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1986
Lead Coordinator – Kyle Schudy – schudy@kc,rr,com
 
40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1981
Lead Coordinator – Lawrence Egan – legan@helgetgas.com
 
41 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1980
Lead Coordinator – Robert Rodriguez – brodriguez@acs-1.com
 
45 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1976
Lead Coordinator – Edward “Jay” Reardon, II – jay.reardon@commercebank.com
 
50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1971
Lead Coordinator – Michael “Kyle” Kelly – kylekelly1953@gmail.com
 
55 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1966
Lead Coordinator – David Knopke – dmknopke@gmail.com
 
60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1961
Lead Coordinator – Jack Selzer – jbselzer@gmail.com
 
65 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Class of 1956
Lead Coordinator – D. Thomas Powell - powell-tom@att.net
 

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    MR LAURENCE "LAURENCE" FREEMAN 

    Director of Alumni Relations
    (816) 363-2039 Ext 571