The graduating classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 gathered at the Old England Hotel Friday July 22 2022 to celebrate their combined 10 year reunion. Given COVID restrictions there were no reunions held in 2010 and 2011.
Over 60 Old Paradians assembled in the room to reminisce and connect. Staff members from that time Craig Seckold and John Nicholls were able to join the group. John is now working as the Alumni Officer for the College. Lexie Stewart, our OPA Alumni Assistant was also present welcoming the guests. Each guest was given an OPA key ring as small memento of the occasion.
We were able to remember those men who have sadly passed away. From 2010, Aaron Scates. From 2011, Nuwan Amarakoon, David Di Blasi, Michael Mascoulis, Stefan Minutoli and Maxim Webster. From 2012, Patrick Cigognini and Jayden Robbins-Brown. The gathering was most respectful when offering a minute silence in memory of these men.
In the many interactions of there was a strong sense of pride in attending Parade College and the opportunities it was able to provide. The journey since leaving school of those present was varied. Many were able to reflect that the career path has taken many turns, some quite unexpected.
John was able to outline to the group the activities and events the OPA Is involved in and encouraged those present to get involved. Invitations to be a part of the Old Collegians Association Committee, or sub committees were made. The group was encouraged to stay in touch, to come out to the College for a tour and remain proud Old Paradians