The 50th Anniversary Committee recruited three reunion representatives per class to contact all alumni. Isabel Siragusa, ‘07, and Carolyn Adams, ‘76, will attend the “Together We Are Golden” and the Solid Gold Gala.

Isabel Siragusa

Q: What was it like being a reunion representative?

A: It was great, because so many people were excited to hear about the event and were touched that we were reaching out. I’ve reconnected with people I never thought I would talk to again.

Q: What made you want to come to the events?

A: Country Day was like a family when I was there, and I still have so much love for the school. It’s grown a lot in the eight years since I’ve been gone. It’s important to celebrate all that growth and remember everyone who made it such a unique place.

Q: What are you most looking forward to?  

A: I’m looking forward to seeing people I haven’t seen in awhile and partying with my old teachers.

Q: What’s your favorite memory of SCDS?

A: There are so many! My senior prom was on a train! That was pretty amazing.

Q: What have you been up to since you left SCDS?

A: I graduated from Yale in 2011, moved back to California, and (had) a brief stint in Massachusetts to do Shakespeare. At the moment, I  live in San Francisco and work as an actor and as a car insurance agent at the tech start-up Metromile.

Carolyn Adams

Q: What made you want to come to the events?

A: I’ve been looking forward to catching up with classmates and teachers, many of whom are Facebook friends. I haven’t seen many of them in person since graduation in 1976! I’m also interested in seeing how SCDS has changed.

Q: What are you most looking forward to?

A: It will be great fun to catch up with everyone, and relive old memories. I’m hoping we’ll get to hear some music of our era at the Golden Gala.

Q: What is your favorite memory of SCDS?

A: What stands out most is the camaraderie that existed among students and faculty. I remember (history teacher) Dan Neukom’s little yellow sportscar, (English teacher) Dave Hechler’s “Observation and Creation” class, listening to Elton John’s first hit, “Your Song,” in the art building, and serving on Francie Tidey’s Friday afternoon “Chain Gang” every single week of my senior year.

Q: What have you been up to since you left SCDS?

A: Since I’ve been at Country Day, a lot has happened. After all, it’s been 39 years! College at UCSB and Berkeley, grad school in NY and Dallas, work as an architect and set designer, travel, marriage, child, divorce. I’ve lived in the state of Washington since 1996. My life is about to change yet again because my only child, Anne, is off to college in the fall.

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