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The School Celebrates Its Founder's Birthday

September 26, 2017, was Dr. John F. Pingry's 199th birthday. To mark the occasion, the Lower School held a brief morning assembly in which students recounted highlights of Dr. Pingry's career and his founding of the School. They adapted their comments from Pat Brisson's children's book The Pingry Story: The Dream Continues, written in honor of the School's 150th Anniversary in 2011. "We think he would be very proud of the school that he established," one student said.

With music teacher Tom Berdos at the piano, all of the Lower School students and teachers sang "Old John Pingry," by Pingry's late English teacher and Director of Admission C. Brett Boocock.

On the Basking Ridge Campus, Middle and Upper School students celebrated Dr. Pingry's birthday with lunchtime cupcakes.

Pictured: The lyrics of "Old John Pingry" projected in the Lower School's assembly.

Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer,