Caxys on Campus
A 25-Year-Old Tradition
LFA officially opened its doors today for its 161st academic year, and a brand new start means another All-School Handshake! Starting at 9:15 a.m., the LFA community gathered in the Formal Gardens to continue this 25-year-old tradition. After the coin flip by Head of School Dr. John Strudwick to determine the direction of the handshake, he and this year's All-School President, Dieter Villegas '18, began shaking the hands of students, faculty, and staff. By the end of the hour, all 436 students had shaken, high-fived, and fist-bumped the hands of their peers.
The tradition started during the 1992-1993 school year when Thomas and Mary Ann B. "Bondy" Hodgkins were Heads of School. The All-School Handshake brings LFA together after a summer away from campus, and serves as a great way for every member of the community to greet each other. Happy New Year!!
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