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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pierre Lapeyre '07 Gives Alumni Chapel Talk for Fifth Grade Moms and Sons

This was a such a special morning for our fifth graders and their moms, who began their day at our first-ever Mother-Son Alumni Chapel Talk, which was given by Pierre Lapeyre '07.

Pierre spoke about the relationship between a Saint David's boy and his mother, or mother figure.  He noted how the relationship changes over time from Lower School days in which the moms "give a lot and we take a lot" to the realization that moms are human beings--not always perfect, but still always so instrumental; providing unwavering guidance, love, and support.

"At the end of the day your mother is your greatest advocate, who wants to see you succeed.  You never stop relying on your mother," said Pierre.

After noting the wonderful network of teachers he had at Saint David's and the fact that his three closest friends are former classmates, he closed with the thought: "the single best decision your mom made for you was to come to Saint David's."

At the conclusion of Chapel, the boys and their moms gathered for a breakfast reception in the Hume Library.

It was terrific to welcome Pierre, along with his mom, Laurie, back to school this morning. Celebrating the bond of love between mothers and sons is a wonderful way to start a day!

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