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‘Tis the Tabor Season

‘Tis the Tabor Season

To kick off the spirited season at the School by the Sea, students, families, faculty, and staff were all invited to participate in “Making the Holidays Bright” service opportunities. Seawolves could sign up individually or as part of a group, whether by dorm or by advisory, to donate cold weather clothing items for the Winter Warmth Campaign. To support local families in need, through Tabor’s partnership with Child and Family Services, gift cards to grocery stores and pharmacies were also accepted. Before winter break, volunteers gathered in the Admissions Living Room to wrap and collect all the gifts to be donated.

“The generosity of the Tabor Community never ceases to inspire me,” exclaims Tamar Cunha, Science Department Chair and Director of Community Service.

In the first week of December, on Wednesday, December 7, Tabor honored its most loyal and generous supporters at the Leadership, Loyalty, and Legacy reception in Boston. At the event, the 1876 Founder’s Society Award was given to Lee Pokoik ’63, and members of the Beacon Society were recognized. 

The Holiday Card Competition winners were announced in an all-school meeting on December 8, 2022, and the artwork was soon shared with constituents around the globe. 

Tradition continued Saturday, December 10, with the annual Holiday Brunch and Winter Concert. Catering Director John Doyle and the rest of the Flik dining team transformed the dining hall into a winter wonderland. They served festive drinks and foods, like cider and eggnog French toast, alongside classics, like honey glazed ham and home fries. After enjoying brunch with peers, the community gathered in Hoyt Auditorium to hear performances by Tabor’s String and Wind ensembles. 

On the following day, Sunday, December 11, there was another annual favorite— the Marion Holiday Stroll. Seawolves lined up along Front Street to drink hot cocoa, listen to performances by the Madrigals, watch the parade, and say hello to Sammy the Seawolf.

On Thursday, December 15, the Jewish Student Union hosted a Hanukkah celebration in Lillard Living Room. There were holiday treats and games, such as dreidel contests and the "Gelt Challenge.”

Other celebratory activities were held on campus throughout the month, such as gingerbread house building, cookie decorating, and a Gatsby-themed winter dance.

Find pictures from the events and activities listed above in the slideshow below.