Two words — Square Dancing.

Woodlawn’s oldest tradition comes once a year, early in the fall. In honor of Dr. George Stinson (the original land owner of Woodlawn’s historic campus), we center the day around celebrating the history of our campus. Students enjoy 19th century games on the field, gardening, tours of the historic Stinson Hall led by our own Mrs. Lolla, and square dancing lessons.

Woodlawn has empowered us to dance the Virginia Reel with our calculus teacher, who always dresses the part with a straw hat and overalls. What teen would voluntarily do such a thing? And yet, we understand now that letting your guard down, having fun in silly ways, is what has enriched our lives the most at Woodlawn.

Sydney Bowman ’14